WHEN SHOULD THIS BE DONE? || WHY
DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE? || SHOULD I BE PRESENT FOR THE HOME INSPECTION?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE INSPECTION?
ABOUT BILL HUGHES, PRESIDENT OF HABITAT || MISSION STATEMENT
BILL HUGHES has been a successful contractor with over 25 years experience in the building trade and is a past member of the Hudson Valley Builders Association. As former partner of a construction company, Bill has a wealth of knowledge of both residential and commercial construction. As Chief Inspector, Bill personally performs inspections as well as supervises the inspectors and office staff. Bill assures that all inspections are conducted according to rigorous ASHI standards. (ASHI) American Society of Home Inspections member #202956.
Home inspections are usually done for buyers after the binder or agreement of sale is signed. Binders are often "subject to" home inspections. Most often there is not a great deal of time to have the inspection performed, so a speedy response by the inspection company is imperative. Sellers often have their homes inspected prior to putting them on the market to reveal any problems they might not have been aware of.
A home inspection will provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home that you are about to buy or sell. You will gain insight into the condition of the home, plus specific ideas and cost figures for any improvements needed.
Our comprehensive inspection covers over 500 items: structural, plumbing, electrical and heating. It also thoroughly covers the roof, any porches, decking, outbuildings and foundations. We provide a basic inspection of pools.
Yes! You will benefit more from the inspection if you are present. We encourage you to walk through with our inspector, express any concerns or ask any questions you may have. Our inspector can give you helpful maintenance tips and provide you with insights into the workings of the home. An inspection takes about two to three hours.
In addition to an on-the-spot verbal report, a written report is mailed out within 24 hours. HABITAT is more than happy to fax or deliver reports if there is an emergency. Lab reports (radon, water, etc.) take approximately 2-4 days for results, but in most instances are sent directly to you from the lab. You are also welcome to call us for a verbal result, which we get from the lab upon completion of lab analysis. The HABITAT inspection fee includes ongoing consultation. Our resources enable us to guide the homeowner through the solution of most problems.
HABITAT is committed to providing outstanding professional service with integrity in conformance with the standards of practice and code of ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
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