I'm occasionally asked why I don't operate valves and light pilot pights. Courtesy of another inspecting professional, this is why:
What should you look for when shopping for your first home? Here are some great tips courtesy of Double C Home Inspections!
1. How long has the home been on the market? If the home has been available for an extended period of time, it may mean that contracts haven't worked out for other potential buyers, sometimes due to "failed" home inspections.
2. New paint? New flooring? New fixtures? May be a "flipper" house. This means that the home was bought recently for the express purpose of a quick resale with minimal investment. Though not necessarily a bad thing, it can mean that cosmetic repairs were made to a home that may have needed much more extensive repairs.
3. Does the home look like it is loved? If it looks like the home was treated like a treasured possession, many times the previous owner has made some effort to maintain the home properly, as in the HVAC system, roof, etc. These can be costly repairs if the these systems haven't been maintained.
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The BuildFax Report takes away the guesswork when it comes to knowing what’s going on with a property. Things like how old the wiring is, or the furnace. The things you need to know to keep your family safe. In seconds, you’ll see how well it’s been maintained, the kind of work that’s been done on it, and what it’s really worth. You’ll get a detailed snapshot of the structure without ever stepping foot inside. With the BuildFax Report, the guessing game’s over.
Renovation History - We take every update on record for the property and use that to determine the quality of work that was done. The absence of records can also be telling, revealing whether unlicensed renovations have taken place, and possibly putting your safety at risk.
20 Point Risk Scan
There are certain types of problems that home inspectors find most often. They include things like pests, radon, or fire damage. Our 20 Point Risk Scan flags the 20 most common ones if they’re present.
Smart Buyer Insight
It pays to know how old the roof, plumbing, and electrical systems are so you can anticipate the hidden costs that can come from one of them failing. With that kind of info in your back pocket, you can walk into negotiations like a pro.
Our data shows that construction activity trends with economic changes, so having a sense of what the community is doing in remodeling can clue you in on things like gentrification trends and residential redevelopments (flipped houses).
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Double C Home Inspections !
The most common question I get when contacted for a home inspection is "How much do you charge?"
The truth is, how much the inspector charges should be less of a concern. Many Lubbock area home inspectors battle for who is the lowest priced home inspector. While the real estate agent commission is typically over $3000, many Lubbock area home inspectors charge less than $300.
As consumers, each of us has experienced those purchases where we wish we hadn't gone the cheapest route! I can personally guarantee you that each inspection report I provide will locate defects that could have cost you much more than the price of a home inspection! (Saves you $$$$)
With that in mind, here are 3 questions you should ask before you hire your inspector:
1. "As my Lubbock home inspector, what is your motivation?" By this I mean, is the inspector more interested in helping he home sell? It should be obvious that this is not in your best interest as the buyer!
2. "How many points does your average inspection cover?" As your Lubbock inspector, each of my reports covers at least 1000 points! No other Lubbock inspector can compare with that level of service.
3. "What if I have questions after the inspection?" Will every Lubbock inspector be there to support the sevice they have provided? Many times, the answer may be No!
Call me for questions or if you're ready to schedule your home inspection! I serve all of the South Plains and Permian Basin!
(806)544-8540 or (432)202-7544