In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses
of a property is to have a professional home inspection. I'm trained to identify problem areas both small and large that
may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention. See the Inspection Overview for more details.
Whether you are selling your home
on your own or using a realtor, it's always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power.
All homes have strengths and weaknesses: I can help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately
addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation. See the Inspection Overview for more details.
Think there couldn't be
anything wrong with a brand new house because it's already passed a municipal inspection? Think that the builder's
'quality control' person is going to catch all the mistakes? Think again! Peace of mind that everything
works is worth every penny of the inspection fee.
builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time the buyer develops a "punch
list" of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the
untrained eye. It is prudent to have an inspection to generate and verify a list of items that will most likely be repaired
by your builder at no cost to you. You will be reassured knowing that potential problems were addressed before they grew into
something that could cost you a great deal down the road.
Some have asked "how far to you go to do an inspection?" I've been pretty much been all around Colorado
and will go anywhere, anytime, anybody is willing to pay!
Mostly I stay in Colorado Springs, El Paso and Teller County. If you need an inspection outside of the Colorado
Springs metropolitan area, please visit coloradoashi.org or ashi.org for a certified ASHI inspector!