Features of our Home Buyer Inspections:
  • Specially Trained "Certified Home Buyer Inspectors" BUYER BEWARE: InterNACHI turns down more than half the inspectors who want to join because they can't fulfill the membership requirements!
  • BUYER BEWARE: We "DO NOT" offer Repairs of any kind nor are we tied in with any repair companies, we focus only on Inspections! This means that you "NEVER" have to wonder if we are telling you that you have a problem in order to get the EXPENSIVE job of repairing your House. We represent you "Exclusively" in order to protect your best interests!
  • "Extensive" & Very Thorough Home Buyer Inspections Performed (Interior & Exterior). Reports (our average report is over 60 pages and includes over 180 labeled photographs). No other company offers this extensive of a Home Inspection report!
  • "State of the Art" Home Buyer Inspection Reports
Contact us at (772)410-9000 to find out how we can help you.

Other Inspection Services we provide to Home Buyers include:
Wind Mitigation Inspections, 4 Point Inspections, Home Warranty Inspections, Chinese Drywall Inspections, Property Condition Inspections, Home Insurance Inspections & Citizen’s Insurance (RCF) Roof Certification Inspections

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What Really Matters in a Home Inspection

Home Buyers Inspection – What is Inspected?

A standard Home Buyer’s Inspection includes a non-invasive non-technically exhaustive visual and mechanical overview of all of the properties vital systems including but not limited to:

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other Roof penetrations
  •  Decks, porches, stoops, walkways, and railings
  •  Eaves, fascia, and soffit
  • Exterior grading and drainage
  • Basement, foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration
  • Foundation movement
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shutoff valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing, fixtures, and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps (with accessible floats)
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace door, damper, hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, openers, and safety sensors

Home Inspections for Home Buyers

It’s difficult to remain objective and unemotional about the House you want. After all, it is likely one of the most expensive investments you will make. Your eagerness and excitement may affect your judgment. For the comfort of knowing that you are making an informed decision, obtain an impartial third party opinion by a Certified Professional Home Inspector. It is worth it!

“Welcome Home” Home Buyer Inspection Services takes all of the information gathered during our Home Buyer Inspection and organizes it into a comprehensive but user-friendly Home Inspection report. It includes details about major and minor repairs, safety hazards, and potential problems described in checklist and narrative form. Numerous color photos and diagrams explain things even better. A value added feature in “Welcome Home” Home Inspection Services reports is the addition of many Home maintenance tips. You’re “Welcome Home” Home Inspection Services report will serve as a Homeowner’s reference for years to come and is perfect to use as a “Punch List” for your new Home! Our reports are emailed to you as soon as they are completed, usually within 24 hours.Standard Home Inspection: What We Check

Types of Home Buyer Inspections

Pre Purchase Home Inspection

A Pre Purchase Home Inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a Home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and Windows are opened and closed, Roofing materials Inspected, air-Conditioning and heating systems operated. The Home Inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the Condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion a report will be distributed to you.

New Construction Home Inspection

New Construction Home Inspections are performed at the completion of construction, but prior to your final walk through with the Builder's Customer Service Representative or Superintendent. It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the Builder depending on the Builder's policy. The New Construction Home Inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before you final walk through with the Builder. This will ensure that most, if not all, last minute items have been completed prior to your New Construction Home Inspection. At the conclusion of your New Construction Home Inspection a completed report will be distributed to you.

Three Deadly Mistakes Every Home Buyer Should Avoid

Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can't afford it.

Many people who thought that buying the Home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own Homes.  
Buying a Home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make.  In fact, most Homeowners would be broke at retirement if it wasn't for one saving grace -- the equity in their Homes.  Furthermore, tax allowances favor Home ownership. 

Real Estate values have always risen steadily.  Of course, there are peaks and valleys, but the long-term trend is a consistent increase.  This means that every month when you make a mortgage payment, the amount that you owe on the Home goes down and the value typically increases.  This "owe less, worth more" situation is called equity build-up and is the reason you can't afford not to buy. 
Even if you have little money for a down payment or credit problems, chances are that you can still buy that new Home.  It just comes down to knowing the right strategies, and working with the right people.  See below. 


Deadly Mistake #2: Not hiring a Buyer's agent to represent you.

Buying Property is a complex and stressful task.  In fact, it is often the biggest, single investment you will make in your lifetime.  At the same time, Real Estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.  New technology, laws, procedures, and competition from other Buyers require Buyer agents to perform at an ever-increasing level of competence and professionalism.  In addition, making the wrong decisions can end up costing you thousands of dollars.  It doesn't have to be this way! 
Work with a Buyer's agent who has a keen understanding of the Real Estate business and the local market.  A Buyer's agent has a fiduciary duty to you.  That means that he or she is loyal only to you and is obligated to look out for your best interests.  A Buyer's agent can help you find the best Home, the best lender, and the best Home Inspector in your area.  That Inspector should be an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector because InterNACHI Inspectors are the most qualified and  best-trained Inspectors in the world.

Trying to buy a Home without an agent or a qualified Home Inspector is, well... unthinkable. 

Deadly Mistake #3: Getting a cheap Inspection.

Buying a Home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap Inspection.  The cost of a Home Inspection is small relative to the value of the Home being Inspected.  The additional cost of hiring a Certified Home Inspector is almost insignificant by comparison.  As a Home Buyer, you have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals.  Don't stop now!  Don't let your Real Estate agent, a "patty-cake" Inspector, or anyone else talk you into skimping here.   
InterNACHI front-ends its membership requirements.

InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspectors perform the Best Inspections, by far.  InterNACHI-Certified Inspectors earn their fees many times over.  They do more, they deserve more and -- yes -- they generally charge a little more.  Do yourself a favor...and pay a little more for the quality Home Inspection you deserve.