RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTIONS
A home inspection will cost you a little bit of time and money, but in the long run you'll be glad it was done. The inspection can reveal problems that you may be able to get the current owners to fix prior to moving in, saving you time and money. If you are a first-time homebuyer, an inspection can give you a crash course in home maintenance and a checklist of items that need attention to make your home as safe and sound as possible. Don't skip this important step in the home-buying process - it's worth every penny.
Why get a pre-listing home inspection?
A pre-listing inspection, which is paid for by the seller or listing agent, provides a written report as to the condition of the property. It could uncover any concerns that might compromise a sale.
Typically, home inspections are paid for by the buyer and performed right before the closing. By moving the inspection to the beginning of the sales process sellers remove obstacles, shortening the process.
Here are seven benefits:
1. Time - Selling agents are given time to help the seller decide what areas to work on to improve appeal of the home.
2. Options - Sellers can choose who they want to perform the inspection and assist in providing details of equipment maintenance, supply dates of improvements and explanations for current conditions.
3. Flexibility - Sellers gain more time to make repairs and compare bids on work to be done, truly providing full disclosure to potential buyers.
4. Accurate pricing - A pre-listing home inspection helps the agent set price expectation, substantiating a higher asking price.
5. No surprises - Agents will have fewer issues to negotiate at the 11th hour, with buyers potentially waiving their inspection.
6. Full disclosure - Buyer benefits include receiving a third-party review of the home’s condition prior to making an offer, assisting in procuring financing.
7. Stress relief - The inspection can remove any doubt the buyer may have regarding any initial concerns and also reduce stress associated with purchasing a home.
Pre-listing inspections may eventually become the more common home inspection, but the importance of having a home inspection as part of the sales process cannot be understated. It protects all parties involved by providing invaluable information so that educated decisions can be made.
Radon gas is found just about everywhere. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. Radon inspections performed by Choice City Home Inspections (NRPP Certification #112724) can determine if radioactive gas is in your home, contaminating the air your family breathes, causing an unnecessary health risk to you and your family. Virtually all home radon problems are fixable and often cost less than people expect.
I have almost two decades of law enforcement and first responder experience. Let my knowledge of having investigated hundreds of home burglaries and responding to countless residential emergencies help keep you and your family safe. I can provide simple steps and recommendations to increase security and peace of mind. With this I can also offer presumptive methamphetamine testing to get an idea if further testing is a good idea.
Choice City Home Inspections offers video inspections of a home’s sewer line also known as a sewer scope. The video inspection of the residential sewer line is a significant yet often neglected step in evaluating the overall condition of a residential plumbing system. Understanding the condition of the underground sewer drain line and knowing the extent and location of a problem will be a key part of a decision in purchasing a home. The bottom line is that the line belongs to the homeowner and lines of all ages can have potential issues. Sewer line repairs are expensive and when purchasing a home is your only opportunity to ask that someone else cover the repair cost.
Mold testing is available if there are any indications that there may be a mold issue in the home or if you'd like to test the indoor air quality to ensure your family is breathing high quality clean mold free air in your soon-to-be or current home.
POTABLE WATER TESTING
Let’s face it Colorado is blessed with some of the most beautiful clean mountain water anywhere. Not to mention that these days most municipalities are also offering good quality clean drinking water. I always recommend rural homes using well water be tested since they are susceptible to many types of contaminations that can’t be seen, smelled or tasted. Contact me today to be sure your family is drinking clean safe water.
Your full home inspection comes with a 120-day guarantee! You can move into your new home without worry about an unexpected repair bill on the major mechanical systems (furnace, A/C, water heater, dishwasher, range etc.) in your home. Complete Protection pays 100% of the repair cost (parts and labor) and there is no deductible for service visits. CP is also an accredited member of the BBB and have an A+ rating (not offered on pre-sale, pre-listing, new build and 1 year warranty inspections) .