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Home Inspection & Consulting

Home ownership is the American dream, however that dream can become a nightmare for the uninformed buyer. As a trained professional, I want to make sure that your dream doesn't become a nightmare, but ensures it becomes your personal castle.

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A home inspection should not be confused with a home appraisal.

A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Home buyers now entering the marketplace view home inspections as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest purchase of their lifetime. It helps them to determine whether there are any major defects or system inadequacies prior to finalizing the purchase.

The home buyer is typically encouraged to attend the inspection, so that they can see first hand the workings of the home. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes.

Home inspections should also highlight the positive aspect of a home. In fact, any home inspector's observations or recommendations help dispel home purchaser anxieties, and provide useful repair suggestions.

The goal of the inspector is to provide the purchaser with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order to make a well-informed decision. After the inspection is complete, a report will be prepared for the home buyer.

A complete home inspection should cover all of the major systems of a house, ie: structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior.

Pre-Sale Inspection

A listing inspection is a good tool for the homeowner who may not be totally aware of the functional condition of their home. The home may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues presently unknown to the homeowner.

Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way of notifying the owner for the purpose of either repairing or disclosing any issue found in the Inspection Report.

Repairing any issues is the best thing before putting the home on the market, however if the homeowner is unable to make the repairs they can disclose the issues and price the home accordingly.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

The home inspection will cover all the major systems of the house, including but not limited to; roof, chimney, flashing and valleys; siding, trim, windows; landscaping, grading drainage; gutters and downspouts; driveways, patios, decks and porches; HVAC systems; foundations and crawlspaces, electrical service and meter box; interior structure; wall, floors, ceilings and windows; plumbing systems; electrical systems/main disconnect and amperage; and any gas sytems (propane/natural gas).

The inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used within a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper installation. Doors and windows are opened and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while taking notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Your report will identify any anomolies, and their operational status.

OUR BUSINESS

NorthStar Home Inspection adheres to the Washington State 'standards of practice,' so you can Buy or Sell your home with confidence.

Our goal is to provide you with a solid foundation for informed decisions.

ADDRESS
Ferndale, WA 98248

PHONE
360.927.4403