A Buyer’s Home Inspection is obtained by the home buyer during the option period. The home inspection report is often used as a negotiating tool to get the sellers to make needed repairs or to reduce the price.
When performing a Buyer’s Home Inspection, we inspect the home inside and out:
** Outside the home, we inspect the grading, drainage, foundation, exterior walls, roof, front/back porch and deck.
** Inside the home we inspect the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows.
** A high precision altimeter measurement of the foundation is performed, as well as an infrared scan of the home.
** The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended.
** Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic.
** We also make sure that your built-in appliances are working correctly.
** In addition, the fireplace, electrical panel, water heater, and even the doorbell are checked.
All standard buyer’s home inspections meet the standards of practice defined by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
A warranty home inspection is performed for people whose homes are approaching their one year anniversary. A warranty home inspection is similar to the buyer’s home inspection – all of the major systems are inspected, a high precision altimeter measurement of the foundation, as well as an infrared scan is performed on the home. The focus is on the items that you, as the homeowner, might not see.
A great way to make your home great again is to get a 203K HUD-backed loan. You know what’s great about a Rehabilitation loan? You get the help of an expert, the HUD Consultant. They are there to help the building project stay on course, ensure that the work is professional and the craftsmanship second to none so that you can just relax and watch your dream home grow before you!
Yellow Hat’s rehabilitation consultants work with the best construction companies, ensuring that the needs of the borrower are met in full while ensuring the money is spent correctly and the loan officer is protected from poor management and misappropriated monies so at the end of the project everyone can be proud of the home, the way it was built, and how the money was used to best advantage!
We are here to help. Got some questions about a home improvement project, but don’t know who to ask? Call us. Our advice is free and we do not earn a penny until you start your project so there is no reason for us to give you anything other than sound, unbiased advice.
If you are selling or buying a manufactured home, then most likely a foundation certification will be required. For all FHA and VA loans, an engineer's foundation certification is required that states that the home is placed on a permanent foundation that complies with the "HUD Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Homes", dated 1996 by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We have partnered with the engineers at Foundation Certifications to provide a turn-key foundation certification service to you.
You can schedule through our office or you may place your order online by going to http://www.FoundationCerts.com/order. Click the "Schedule Inspection Online" button at the top and enter our inspector's name and email when prompted (Inspector: Barry Niemuth & email: email@example.com). Inspector's name must be entered when scheduling for the inspection to go through
A Pre-Listing Home Inspection is obtained by the seller either before, or shortly after, listing the property for sale. Essentially, the pre-listing inspection is the same as the buyer’s home inspection. Having a home inspection at the time the property is listed allows the seller time to make repairs before they are picked up by the buyer’s home inspector and used as negotiating points to bring the price down.
Buyer’s negotiate in thousands, not hundreds! Buyers typically expect a $2 to $3 reduction for every $1 worth of defects turned up by their home inspector. Having a pre-listing home inspection can minimize price negotiations.
A rental property inspection is performed for rental property owners or property management companies. A rental property inspection performs a complete observation of the property. Reporting property conditions of the interior and exterior, roof covering, home structure, yard condition, electrical, plumbing etc.
A foundation inspection is generally performed for people whose homes are experiencing foundation movement. Foundation inspection includes a high precision altimeter foundation level measurement, inspecting the home for structural movements such as structural cracks, trim separations, sticking doors, and misaligned windows.