Pre Offer Inspections

Please call for pricing.. You'll be glad you did :)

I know money is tight right now and you might not get an accepted offer. However, I am willing to reduce my fees, in order to see you get a proper home inspection and perform your due diligence, rather than going in blind and possibly ending up with a major headache and costs after you've bought the house and moved into it.

You would be surprised, even terrified, if I showed you some of the issues I have seen just the past three months on homes that buyers almost bought! These were not flips or cheap homes, but houses selling from $300K to over $1.5 Million. Repairs vary but included bowed or failing foundation walls, water intrusion and mould, rotted or otherwise damaged structures, incorrect wiring practices or updates required to electrical systems, etc. The repair/replacement costs ranged from $4-5, 000 up to and even over $60,000. in one instance...

A pre offer inspection I provide is NOT a Walk Through or Walk & Talk inspection offered by some other home inspectors. Quite frankly, this type of inspection is more likely to miss issues and without a home inspection performed to the proper stadards of practice, which must include a written report, there is no legal recourse for you in the event of a liability concern. You get what you pay for, which is very little in my opinion.

With my Pre offer inspection, you get a 100% full, thorough and detailed inspection with a written report that includes photos of deficiencies I find emailed within 12 hours, but without the bells and whistles of a binder and home owner info usually provided with a regular inspection. This saves me (and YOU) money, without sacrificing the merits and diligence of a properly performed home inspection.


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Buying a house in today's competitive market is tough. But putting an offer on a house after only seeing it for 15-30 minutes, without knowing what you are really buying, should you really do that?

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Flexible water line concern with homes' built between 1997 and 2005.

 The home inspection industry is relatively young and is still making new standards and processes.
Vermiculite insulation may contain asbestos and is therefore considered a health and environmental concern. Testing and possible removal is the best course of action, besides not disturbing the settled insulation.

 

For many years, we have been conscious of the serious health effects of Radon, the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in smokers and the leading cause in non-smokers.

The safety of our inspector and our clients is a priority for Nook 'n' Cranny Home Inspections.

Public health study finds less than 1 per cent of children in a portion of the lower city have significant levels of lead in their blood.   

video: Contractor Bryan Baeumler explains how to tell for yourself if a wall is load bearing or not.

 

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Last Edited: 02/05/2017