Buying a home can be a stressful purchase, especially in a hot market like Denver, Colorado. Finding a competent home inspector that delivers you a quality home inspection report is one of the most important choices during the real estate transaction.
Home inspectors in Colorado and not governed or certified by the state, so it's important you check their education, credentials and reviews. Many Denver home inspectors follow a Standards of Practice from associations like InterNACHI. This will dictate what they will or won't check during your home inspection.
Including roof coverings, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, & general structure of the roof.
Siding, windows, exterior doors, flashing & trip, walkways, driveways, stairs, patios & decks & drainage.
Signs of foundation movement, cracks, structural concerns, and indication of water penetration.
Heating & Cooling systems, energy source, & method.
Main water & fuel supply shut-off valves, water heater, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drain, waste & vent systems.
Service drop, overhead service conductors, main service disconnect, grounding, switches, light fixtures, AFCI & GFCI receptacles, & presence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Attend the home inspection. Ask questions but also allow your home inspector some space to focus and do a good job. You don’t want to be the reason they missed something!
Try to keep the findings in perspective. Each home (even newly built homes) will have issues. Work with your real estate agent to understand potential costs to fix the small and large issues found. Then make an informed decision based on your market economics.
Overall the Denver real estate market was on fire in 2018, with sales volume hitting 26.5 billion, up 2.36% from 2017.
The first half of 2018 was a market where homes sold fast with multiple offers. The second half of 2018 was still a seller's market but saw more inventory, which cooled a little, giving buyers a few more choices.
The bottom line for Denver homebuyers when it comes to the home inspection negotiations is that you still won't be able to ask for much after getting your home inspection report.
In areas or price ranges where there are more homes for sale and less buyers (1M+), you may be able to ask for the seller to fix more items or give more concessions. But for the majority of homebuyers in the Denver Metro Area, the home inspection report is more of a tool to help you understand your new home and know what home improvement items to budget for in the future.
Alpine Building Performance, LLC is a home inspection provider serving Denver and Boulder, Colorado along with surrounding communities. We understand that buying a home is one of the most important financial investments of your life. Our commitment is to provide you with a positive experience built upon a trusting, professional, and friendly relationship.
A home is not just a building; it's your environment for living, relaxation, and growth. Our team utilizes our experience and in-depth understanding of building science to deliver thorough home inspections that ensure your health, comfort and safety. Our effective communication with you combined with a personalized digital report arms you with clear, detailed information providing value for today and years to come.
Dont settle for a standard home inspection. Alpine Building Performance goes beyond the basics - Invest in your home with confidence!
Alpine Building Performance offers Pre-Purchase Home Inspections, Pre-Listing Inspections and 1-Year Builder's Warranty Home Inspections. We also offer specialty services including Radon Testing, Sewer Scopes and Mold Testing. If you are concerned about the performance of your home, we also offer Home Energy Audits.
To schedule an inspection and for more information please visit our website, or contact Andrew Sams at email@example.com. We look forward to working with you!
LabCo Inspection Services is locally owned and operated in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. We service Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, East Mountains, and Santa fe with residential home inspections.
There are a few features that set LabCo apart from other inspectors. My experience as a Real Estate Agent before training as a Home Inspector gives me the customer service advantage. I understanding how to help the Agent make a smooth transaction and it allows me to relate to Buyers and Sellers.
LabCo also uses the latest in infrared thermal imaging. The use of this technology provides a way for us to capture images that would otherwise go unnoticed. We see things like cold spots behind walls, hot spots in electrical panels, leaks under the sink, and damp basement concerns.
Thank you for Choosing LabCo Inspection Services,
Welcome to Iron Horse Home Inspection.
Whether you are purchasing your first home or your seventh, the process can be daunting and stressful. And once you find a home that looks and feels right, you want to make sure there are no hidden surprises and unknown issues.
As a local Centennial, Colorado certified home inspector, my focus is looking out for your best interests. I do it by having the knowledge and attention to detail to properly inspect a home, listen to your concerns, and answer any questions. My inspections utilize modern tools such as infrared thermal imaging and moisture meters to make sure you get a complete picture of the state of the home.
I understand there are many factors in choosing the right inspector. Please visit my website to learn my approach, understand the standards of practice I follow, and become familiarized with what you can expect from your home inspection.
I serve the Denver Metro area including: Centennial, Littleton, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Aurora and points beyond.
We have been performing Home Inspections on the Front Range for 3 years. Our Focus is on Safety - Personal and Investment.
Infra-Red cameras are used to document air leaks or water intrusion. The focus is on education from a home owner perspective. FaceBook presence tries to expand the education goal.
As your home inspector I work directly for you to provide an honest and impartial report of the homes condition. This report will include safety issues, material defects and any major foreseeable upcoming repairs. My goal is to help you make an informed decision and to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
I maintain a certification at both InterNACHI and ICA. I cover the entire Colorado front range from Larimer County down to Pueblo County.
Woods Inspection Services is named after my son, Woods. Through this career, I have the opportunity to teach him the importance of focus, awareness, responsibility, integrity, honesty, and relationships. Building a relationship with you, the client, is the most important step to ensuring you enter and leave our engagement with confidence in the services received. Woods Inspection Services does not discriminate in any way. Every inspection I complete will be done with the same level of detail and consideration for you and your family as the next.
You pay what you see. No travel fees under 30miles. No sales pitch, no haggling, no tricks. You get the best value for what you pay with the confidence that a thorough inspection was completed without being gouged. My goal is to help you find the right house with as much knowledge as possible for the best price.
WHATS INCLUDED IN YOUR CERTIFIED HOME INSPECTION:
-Full-color home inspection report in HTML and PDF format
-Over 50 images of your inspection
-E-mail and phone support for follow-up questions and explanations
-Thermal Images backed up with moisture readings
-Final Walk Through at no extra charge
-Discount on consecutive inspections if the house doesnt work out
-Secure payment with any Credit Card, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet
-Tips and Recommendations for maintaining your investment
-A Hard Copy of the report upon request. (Add $10.00)
-Backing by the most respected and internationally known Inspection Association
-Plus a few extras to get you on your way.