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Home Inspection

– A critical step in the home buying and selling process.

Whether required by your lender or for your own peace of mind, a professional home inspection clearly outlines the current condition of a home. With over 35 years of engineering, construction and real estate experience, I follow ASHI and Montana State standards to evaluate the mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, and other essential systems of your current or potential new home.

A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination to assist you in evaluating the overall condition of the home. My goal is to identify issues that may have an adverse impact on the value of the property or involve an unreasonable risk to you and your family. It is not an appraisal, warranty or recommendation to buy or not to buy but removes one more worry as you make a significant investment in a home.

What’s Involved in a Home Inspection?

Sample Report

Buyer’s Inspection

In both new construction and older homes, the best way to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have a professional home inspection. Even new construction, spec homes and flipped houses while appearing complete can have numerous issues which if not addressed before closing, become your financial responsibility. As a certified home inspector, I am specifically trained to identify problem areas that may have been overlooked by the homeowner or builder and identify what will require immediate attention.

Pre-Listing Inspection (Seller’s Inspection)

When selling your home, a professional home inspection increases marketability. No home is ever perfect. I help you determine what must be immediately addressed and what can wait. The more you know about your home, the more you are prepared for negotiation.

4-Point Inspection

A 4-point home inspection helps insurance companies evaluate risks and determine whether a property meets their eligibility guidelines. Truer LLC will inspect your home in accordance with accepted insurance industry guidelines and unless specified beforehand, will include only the following system components:  Roofing, Plumbing, HVAC & Electrical Systems.

Soil Gas Mitigation Compliance Inspector (SGM-CI)

The role of this inspection is to verify whether an installed radon mitigation system complies with the latest version of ANSI-AARST Soil Gas Mitigation Standards for Existing Homes. NRPP-certified Measurement Professionals know that sellers often hire a mitigator after being informed the radon report radon revealed an elevated radon concentration. Shopping for the lowest proposal price they can find, some sellers are focused on obtaining a post-mitigation test report below EPA’s Action Level and typically have no interest in the quality or safety of the installation. Since timing is always tight, I can complete the mitigation inspection quickly so that the mitigation professional can be notified of any compliance issues before final payment.

Warranty Inspection

Most builders provide a one-year warranty for your newly constructed home. Near the end of this period it is important that you develop a list of items to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious so it is prudent to obtain a qualified home inspector’s list of items that your contractor will be obligated to repair under the terms of your contract.

Investor Property Inspection

Performed prior to purchase and periodically during ownership, investor property inspections are performed to negotiate repairs or price adjustments based on the condition of the property. Additionally, periodic inspections of your portfolio properties help ensure lower maintenance costs and reassure tenants in long-term leases. Identifying problems early is an important attribute to profitable ownership.

Property Condition Assessment

Risk mitigation is critical for companies that insure properties. Truer provides documentation of current properties or verifies construction progress to ascertain the condition of a property. These types of inspections may involve photographic documentation, exterior structure inspection or investigating liability concerns.

Insurance Risk Inspection

3rd Party Review Inspection