I performed a Phoenix Home Inspection on the money pit. I don’t make that comment lightly. I’ve been performing Home Inspections in Arizona for over 12 years and this is quite possible the worst home I have seen. This home was in a rural area not far from Scottsdale and had a detached workshop, 4… Read More
Did You Plan Time For Your Home Inspection In the last week I have had 4 different people call me to schedule Home inspections that all wanted the inspection the next day. I felt bad when they told me they only have a 5 day inspection period instead of the standard 10 days, or when… Read More
Scoping the sewer line is not part of a standard Home Inspection I frequently suggest to my home inspection customers that they may wish to have the sewer line scoped to check for damage or debris in the line. Some will ask me “Isn’t the sewer part of the home inspection?” The answer is yes… Read More
Is the Deck on your Phoenix Home Safe I recently inspected a deck on a property during a Phoenix Home Inspection. I found several issues with it. The deck itself was attached to the home with nails, the joist hangers were not secured properly, there was no flashing to prevent moisture from going between the… Read More
Your Phoenix home Inspection has been completed, Now What Often, after I am done with the home inspection, they buyers will ask me, now what? Do they have to fix everything that is wrong? Do we? Can we ask for the price of the home to be reduced to cover the cost of the repairs?… Read More
Are Attics Required during Phoenix Home Inspections Phoenix Home inspectors are required to inspect attics, however not if it us unsafe to do so. It is Hot in the summer time and if it is 112 degrees in the shade the attic is likely somewhere around 145 degrees. Because of this, many inspectors choose to… Read More
FHA has extended the temporary waiver of the less than 90-Day Anti-Flipping Rule and our servicers have fallen in line. The extension permits buyers to continue to use FHA financing to purchase HUD-owned properties, bank owned properties and properties resold through private sales through 2011. 1) The minimum credit score to these transactions is 640…. Read More
I perform Home Inspections in Scottsdale as well as across the valley. Scottsdale is one of the most interesting places to perform home inspections because you never know what you are going to get. Is this a 1,200 square foot home built in the 70s? Is it something a little larger? Or is it a… Read More
10 years ago, I competent real estate agent would not refer a home inspector unless they were a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or NAHI (The National Association of Home Inspectors)
Then it happened, states began regulating home inspectors and other associations popped up that allowed inspectors to take an online test and be able to use a logo. No experience required, simply send in your dues.
Suddenly agents decided that getting someone that is state certified was enough.
But is it?
Why inspect New/newer construction?
I’m frequently and told by others that the home is new so I don’t need to have an inspection or “The city already inspected it, so I don’t need another inspection.
Here are some facts you may not know.
Municipal inspections happen at different stages, before the foundation is placed, framing and plumbing as well as electrical are frequently done at the same time but it is not uncommon for the builder to make changes after these inspections. Then the inspector returns and sees the work completed if it hasn’t already been covered by drywall. Many times there are no utilities to the home when the building inspector gives their final OK, yet people assume that the home is fine