Purchasing a home in is the single largest expense most people ever make. The small investment in having a professional home inspection performed in most cases, identifies items that are in need of repair that can be negotiated to have the seller either repair the items at the sellers cost, or have the seller discount the house the estimated cost for repairs so the buyer can make the repairs without having to come out of pocket to do so.
1st Insight Inspections is a service-oriented inspection company, which serves both home buyers and home sellers (listing inspections). We conduct property inspections which include, roof inspection, mold observation, termite inspection, appliance safety checks and more. 1st Insight conducts inspections in Queen Creek and throughout the Greater East Valley.
What Can An Inspector Do For Me (that I can’t do myself)
Inspectors do not simply compare the home they are inspecting to homes of a similar age in Queen Creek. They are inspecting for safety concerns and defective systems and components. Electrical wires splices outside of a junction box are unsafe – regardless of the age of the home. Similarly a broken window is broken regardless of the age of the home or the location in Queen Creek. Inspectors are looking at the structure, roof, exterior, plumbing, electrical, heating & cooling systems, insulation & ventilation systems and components. Inspections companies such as 1st Insight include a courtesy inspection of kitchen appliances. Cosmetic items are excluded from most inspections, but 1st Insight will often point many out, as a courtesy. It is presumed a buyer can easily see worn carpet, outdated and minor imperfections in finish surfaces.
The order or sequence an inspector moves through the house varies widely between inspectors and is not as important as the concept of having an established routine that ensures all areas of the house are inspected.
Testimonial from a Queen Creek resident:
“If your family is in need of an excellent home inspector, there is no one I would recommend more than Charles, of 1st Insight Inspections. “Chuck” has been involved in probably every home purchase I have done in the last several years. I am impressed every time at his attention to detail, quality report, and what he finds… C. Anderson – Queen Creek, AZ
Home Buyers Inspection:
Your home purchase will undoubtedly be one of the largest investments of your life. At first look the home may appear to be in great condition. However, there may be a number of unobserved defects, or safety hazards. Plus there might be major household items which are near the end of their life span, items such as the roof, water heater, air conditioner, or heater.
Home sellers are required to disclose information about their house up front in a disclosure form. However their memory may fail, or most likely, they simply do not know about the deficiencies (issues) that might exist in their very own home.
Home Sellers Inspection (Listing Inspection): One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the inspection, or in the seller's case, lack of an inspection.
A seller's report is not meant to replace buyer's inspections. It's purpose is to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer's inspections don't become deal-breakers. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection, so you may as well know what they are going to find out ahead of time. This way you can disclose these findings, or get repairs done.
Home Warranty Inspection:
You bought yourself a new home, but now your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire. The warranty was your life raft, let us inspect your home before your warranty expires. Why risk having to pay for repairs that could have been discovered with a thorough inspection? Let the builder pay to fix any found deficiencies. You certainly don't want to pay to repair or replace any items when you sell your house.
Items that the buyers home inspection might discover.
Brand New Constructed Home Inspection: Although a city and/or county inspector comes out and looks at a home to be sure it is built to code, they don't usually check for functionality.
With so many sub-contractors working simultaneously on a home during the build, it is easy if not commonplace to overlook things. Often inspections of brand new homes have more deficiencies than existing homes (homeowners have had the time to work the kinks out). Good builders will have no problems fixing deficiencies found by a home inspector. It is absolutely worth it to have a home inspection done on a brand new home.
Home Maintenance Inspection:
1) the nature of the recall,
2) where the product was sold,
3) how to remedy the defect, and
4) how to get the item repaired / replaced in most cases
1st Insight Inspections utilizes a third party company which specializes in recalled products.