Buying a home is the second-most stressful event in our lives. That's what the studies say, but when you have a property inspection with me, it's more like the 2,973rd most stressful event. (Right below running out of milk).
Don't go it alone. I work hard to be one of the best in the business--friendly, knowledgeable, affordable, respected--and waiting to help you today.
My Mission is simple: To provide you with a comprehensive, thorough inspection that educates you about your purchase utilizing my continuing education, experience, a vast knowledge base & today's latest innovative technology. I want you to be safe & happy with your new home.
What is a "Home Inspection"?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is like giving it a physical check-up. If problems or symptoms are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation or repairs.
What does it include?
The standard property inspector's report will review the visible condition of the properties heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure along with maintence tips and recomendations
Why do I need a Home inspection?
Well, it's likely you wouldn't buy a car without a test drive so why buy a house without a test drive?? The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties.
Of course, a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
If you are already a home owner, a home inspection may be used to identify problems in the making and to learn preventive measures which might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, you may wish to have an inspection prior to placing your home on the market. This will give you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer's inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
I have been in the residential and commercial construction industry for over 18 years. I am a successful real estate investor, re-modeler, a proud member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) I carry the Master Inspector Certification, and a member of the Peoria Area Association of Realtors. (PAAR)
Assurance Property Inspections does quality inspections at a fair price. Within hours of the end of the inspection you will have a full report with color photos embedded throughout it. It is an easy to read, easy to understand report that is clear and to the point. (Please see the sample below) If you have any questions minutes afterwards or years afterwards please don't hesitate to call me. I am always available to help you. Please remember, "Before You Buy, Call API!" 309.696.3145
Below you will find a sample report along with my Inspector's License and a copy of my Inspection Agreement, I have also included links to the Sandards of Pratice and Code of Ethics to which I have sworn to follow