Expert Witness Services
What if I already purchased my home and I didn't get a home inspection? Or, what if I had the home inspected but the company I hired missed a bunch of stuff? Am I screwed?
No, you're not. But you need to call us right away! Talk to us about reviewing your seller disclosure and we'll refer you to our legal team. We provide "Expert Witness" services that may benefit you. Let's talk.
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Home Inspection Packages
Premier Inspection Plan Only
Certified Home Inspection Services
A home inspection, also known as a building inspection or a property inspection, is a thorough visual assessment of a home conducted by a certified professional home inspector. While a home may be inspected for many reasons most home inspections occur before a home is sold, to reveal any issues that might become a problem for the buyer. A home seller may also choose to have a home inspection done prior to listing a property, in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises during negotiations.
Pre Closing Inspection is a Michigan Certified Home Inspection Agency through the Michigan Institute of Real Estate. We also hold licenses in Lead Based Paint Inspection and Risk Assessment as well as Asbestos Inspection. You're in good hands with Pre Closing Inspection.
Home Inspection Process Explained
A typical home inspection takes anywhere from one to three hours depending on the size of the home and number of services rendered. During this time the house is examined from the ground up. Literally, PCI will inspect the following during a "Full Basic Home Inspection":
Grounds - Site Engineering (Grade, Limited Absorption Field "Septic Only", Perimeter, etc.)
Subject property, garage any outlying buildings on property.
Foundation (Structural, Settling, Soil Erosion, Rough Openings)
Roofing Systems (Gutters, Roofing Installation, Attic Insulation, Downspouts, Structural)
Limited Survey for Mold and Termites
A "Full Basic Home Inspection" is a major systems evaluation as well as a room by room from floor to ceiling visual inspection. We have the experience and tools to check electrical plugs for proper grounding and wiring and our inspectors are not only trained to inspect but also to install. There's a difference in the caliber of training our inspectors receive compared to other companies. If you know how to install a furnace, AC, Electrical Circuit Breaker Panel, Plumbing Water Supply and Drains then you know how to inspect it like a professional.
Other Services Include:
Structural Inspections by Licensed Builder
Termite Inspections (NPM 33 for Veteran Affairs Financial Institution Requirements)
Water Quality Testing (Analyzed by Nationally Accredited Laboraty)
Electrical System Inspections by Licensed Master Electrician
Roof Inspections (for Home Owners, Insurance Companies, Banks)
Related News / Articles
Real Estate Confidential: The Home Inspection
Many times a seller will offer a written disclosure of knowledge they have of any deficiencies in the property. The disclosure is voluntary in MA and many attorneys advise sellers against the practice. However, many sellers, on their own initiative or encouraged by their broker, will have their own home inspection and decide to repair many items discovered in order to have an easier sale and to better substantiate the price.
Things To Know About Home Inspections
You've fall in love with the house as soon as you saw it, you've put in an offer, and good news! Your offer has been accepted.
For most home buyers, a contingency on their offer of a home includes a completion of a home inspection. This is the time during the home buying journey where you can learn more about your home, it's condition, and any potential issues that may need to be addressed.
4 Reasons Homebuyers Should Have a Home Inspection
According to home inspection industry experts, nearly 72% of homeowners in the U.S. agree that the home inspection they had when purchasing their current residence helped them avoid potential problems that could have cost them significantly. Whether you’re buying a modest fixer-upper, a recently built condo or a traditional home that’s been around for years, getting the lowdown on your potential home is of great importance.