– A critical step in the home buying and selling process.
Whether it’s 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 30 years of engineering, construction and real estate experience, I follow the state of Montana and ASHI 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 involves an unreasonable risk to you and your family. It is not an appraisal, warranty or recommendation to buy or not to buy but it removes one more worry as you make one of the largest investments in your life.
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 (Sellers 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.
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.