We take property inspections serious and believe that the home inspector should
be a thoroughly trained, technically competent, experienced practitioner and not
just some handy man, part timer.
Are you insured?
YES, We carry:
Errors and Omissions (E&O)/Professional Liability Insurance which
Our insurance also protects or indemnifies other parties such as clients
We also carry major medical and dental for all employees.
The house is new or recently remodeled and the city
inspected it. Why would I need an inspection?
The problems we see on new homes, remodeled or flipped
The city does not inspect or regulate the things a buyer is concerned about
such as things that can affect the value of a property and your peace of
mind such as a poorly installed roof or undersized HVAC system.
We do "build fax" permit research on the properties we inspect and often
times on remodeled homes or DYI's we find no permit applications or no
inspections applied for.
Iím selling my house. Why should I get an inspection when I can just let the
buyers pay for it.
Whomever get the inspection first, wins because a good inspection by either
party pays for itself.
A seller's inspection is proactive and can give the upper hand on invaluable
knowledge about the house's condition. Adverse findings can be controlled by
the seller in advance and quash potential re-negotiation exploits of a
A seller's inspection can be a powerful tool in showing good faith in
preparing your home for a potential buyer.
Most buyers will accept a thorough and professional sellers inspection
report and waive the buyer's inspection contingency.
I seller's inspection put you one more step ahead of other houses on the
Our Sellers inspection comes with a FREE 120 day house warranty, FREE termite
/ moisture inspection and WDI report.
My agent says I should not get a sellers inspection
because it's better to not have any knowledge about the condition of my home.
Most people want an honorable sale and claiming ignorance is disingenuous
and can undermine a positive selling experience
You're going to get informed anyway when the buyer counteracts with their
inspector's written report.
Termite Moisture (WDO)
What is the Termite and Moisture inspection?
These are the specific inspection inspections and documents (aka
LETTER) that may be required by the lender to get a mortgage on the
Termite / Moisture inspections are not part of a regular home inspection and
not provided by most home inspectors.
Final Analysis Property inspections does provide this service for a small
additional fee but only when combined with a home inspection. We are not
exterminators and do not do individual termite inspections.
The inspection looks for and reports on any wood destroying organisms (WDO)
such as termites, powder post beetles and fungi or those conditions that
foster WDO such as high moisture or water vapor levels in the crawlspace or
Do you provide the documents that the bank needs for
My agent says is illegal and not allowed for the buyer to get their own WDO
inspections and only the seller can pay for it?
Not true. Many agents are misinformed and mistake inspection fees with
closing cost. On some loans such as Veterans Administration, the veteran is
not allowed to pay for closing cost so often times those cost are packaged
back into the loan to give the appearance that the seller is paying those
cost. However, Inspection fees are not part of the closing cost and can be
paid by the buyer. Many times the contract is written so that the seller
pays for the termite inspection at closing.
Do you accept escrow payments for WDO inspections at closing?
No - All inspection payments are due when the inspection is complete. The
only reason exterminators accept settlement payments is because often there
is a 1% cap for repairs or treatment built into the contract and most
exterminators know this and being in the business of selling services, don't
mind getting paid at settlement.
Do you treat for WDO or repair wood rot?
No, We are full time inspection practitioners and besides not having time, it
would be a conflict of interest to find things wrong and then offer repairs.
We recommend repairs be completed by independent licensed contractors.
Do you do E.I.F.S inspections (Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems)
aka..effises, synthetic stucco.
We do the preliminary EIFS inspections and report problems that causes EIFS
to fail such as improper sealants, damaged kickout flashings, missing weep
system, soft walls, etc.
We do not do the destructive or invasive testing on EIFS. Should we find or
suspect problems we would recommend the destructive / invasive inspection be
completed by an engineering firm that is licensed and certified in that
Do you test for Mould, Lead or asbestos?
No we don't do any scientific testing.
If suspected, we report the possible presence of these environmental hazards
and would recommend specialist such as industrial hygienist and specialty
Do you test for Radon?
Fees and Payments
Why do you charge more for older homes?
Some companies pad this into all their inspections but
in the interest of fairness and low competitive fees we treat each home and
it's pricing individually.
When a home surpassed 20 years of age it represents much more work on the
inspection and report. It's all about time. Time is not the best friend of
a home and the older it is, the more time is required of the inspector.
Typically we find maintenance neglect, improper updates and repairs, amateur
alterations and we have to report on outdated standards such as poor
insulation, missing AFCI's, non-tempered glass, etc.
We charge $10 per decade for any house over 20 years old and that caps off
at 100 years or $100.
How can we pay?
We accept all major debit and credit cards including
AMEX, on site
You can pay by Check, Cash or Money order, we provide receipts.
You can pay online at our website
We can send you an
I don't have the money for an inspection right now. Can we delay payment or
pay at close of escrow?
We are not equipped to provide delayed payment or financing.
We recommend PayPal
option which allows you 6 months to pay however you like with no fees and no
Inspections must be paid at the completion of the inspection.
Do you offer discounts for second inspections if the first purchase falls
Typically no, because the inspections are separate yet equally involved, we
don't have a way to offer any substantial discount on the second inspection
without compromising quality and level of service.
The true value of a home inspection is in the savings of a comprehensive
inspection that will reveal expensive deficiencies and repair cost.
We can however offer added free services such as termite/moisture
inspections or Build Fax which typically has more value than a discount.
Do you offer Military, First responder, Hero discounts
We are committed to keeping our prices reasonable, honest and fair to all of
From time to time we offer discounts that are available to all our
Everyone knows military discounts are a sales tactic and those so called
discounts are pre-packed into the true cost. False discounts are an insult
A discount on a stove is one thing, but a discount on services usually means
Although we have the greatest respect and honor our military and other
heroic protectors we do not patronize or insult them with false discounts
designed to capture business or market share. In fact, We are a veteran
owned company ourselves.
Companies that offer discounts typically are not very busy and use this as a
marketing ploy which is an insult to the heroic and dedicated members of our