A home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested.
Performed prior to listing your home on the market. Our inspectors will call attention to items that may need to be corrected prior to the buyers inspection. This will give the seller time to fix the conditions that exist, and allow for the seller to remain at their asking price rather than be negotiated below their bottom dollar.
Performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Representative. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The inspection should be scheduled before your final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your inspection. At the conclusion of the inspection a completed report will be emailed to you the same day.
Warranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will be emailed a completed inspection report the same day along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
Investor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Purchasing a foreclosure can have many advantages. By having the property inspected you can purchase the property knowing exactly what your buying. When hiring All Star Home Inspections be confident "one call inspects it all".