Why You Need a Home Inspection
Every home buyer, from the first timer to the seasoned real estate investor, stands to benefit from a professional home inspection. When you’re viewing a property, it’s easy to miss underlying issues and potential problems that may not be noticeable, or even visible, to the untrained eye. Even sellers do not always disclose all of the issues that a particular property may have, often because they themselves are not aware of them. Having the knowledge of which items in the home need attention will many times give you the opportunity to negotiate with the seller, or in extreme cases, even walk away from the deal before actually purchasing the home. The bottom line: hiring a home inspector can literally save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs down the road.
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What to Expect from Your Home Inspection
When we inspect your home, you can rest assured that we have the knowledge, experience and tools to detect both existing and potential problems with the property. We will present you with our findings in a clear, detailed report, complete with photos and video, equipping you with the information you need to proceed with confidence in your real estate transaction.
Although we recommend that you walk through the house with us as we perform the inspection, we realize that this is not possible for everyone. The photos and video in our report are meant to make it feel like you were there to see that crack in the wall, or hear the sounds the refrigerator is making, even if you live out of state.
We are locally owned and operated, providing professional home inspections in Kalamazoo, Lansing, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Three Rivers, St Joseph, Jackson, MI and the surrounding areas. Do you need an inspection for a type of property other than a single-family home? In addition to home inspections, we also perform condo inspections and multi-property inspections, manufactured home inspections, mobile home inspections and commercial property inspections.
We Use Tools to Spot Underlying Issues
Like every inspection company in Michigan, HomeSpec will inspect to the Michigan Standards of Home Inspectors. That means by definition, it’s a visual, noninvasive inspection. If we can see, touch, smell or hear the issue we can report on it. But what if there is an issue that is not visible on the surface? We have invested in the additional tools required to give you the best inspection possible. We use a military-grade infrared camera on every inspection to help us see deficiencies in the home that might otherwise go unnoticed. We also carry an in-wall inspection camera. The lens size is smaller than a dime and allows us to see what is happening behind a wall or pipe. Both of these tools detect many issues that would not be discernible to the naked eye.
Chinese Drywall Inspections
Upon request, a Chinese Drywall inspection can be added to your home inspection. Click Here to find out more about our Chinese Drywall inspection service.
Even though the condominium owner’s association is often responsible for the exterior of the building, there are still many components for which the condo owner is responsible. Click to learn about why you should get a condo inspection prior to purchase.
HOA’s, real estate investors or other organizations often require more than one unit or property inspected at a time. Multi-Property inspections are accomplished utilizing the same inspection criteria as a single property. However, we offer discounted rates for the inspection of more than one property at a time.
Please contact HomeSpec Certified Inspections, LLC to discuss multi-property inspection rates.
Manufactured Home Foundation / Addition Certifications
Why we’re different
Often the last service to be ordered for the sale of a manufactured home are the permanent foundation and/or addition(s) certification(s). To keep the overall cost down and provide a very timely service, we work with MFD Home Certifications, LLC as a Registered Field Inspector to insure your inspection is completed in a timely manner and professionally.