At Bear Home Inspections, LLC in Louisville Kentucky, we offer a variety of home inspection services that should cover all your needs.
Home, Townhouse, & Condo Inspections
A home is the biggest purchase most people make in their lifetime. Unfortunately, there can be serious flaws even in homes that appear to be in immaculate condition. Our comprehensive home inspection can potentially save you money, educate you on the workings of your new home, and provide you with some much needed peace of mind. We strongly encourage you to accompany us during the inspection of your new home. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home. Our goal is to discover, educate, and advise you of our findings, specifically those that may affect your purchase decision.
In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well-informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us perform a professional home inspection for you. Your inspector is trained to identify problem areas that may have been overlooked by the owners.
Sellers Pre Listing Inspection
If you are selling a home, obtaining a home inspection prior to listing your home has many advantages which can help to ensure the first offer you accept can move quickly and smoothly to closing without delays or costly surprises. Here are some of those advantages:
- A pre-listing inspection alerts the seller of any areas of immediate concern, such as termite activity or the presence of radon gas.
- A pre-listing inspection can reveal potential problems ahead of time, providing the seller time to make any needed repairs before showing the home.
- A pre-listing inspection that reveals no problems gives the house a “clean bill of health”, so to speak. This in turn helps the seller negotiate a higher asking price for the home.
- Providing potential buyers with a pre-listing inspection illustrates good faith on the part of the seller, and may prompt a buyer to make an offer more readily.
- A pre-listing inspection can help expedite negotiations, meaning that fewer purchase offers fall through the cracks due to unanticipated repair issues.
- A pre-listing inspection affords you the opportunity to add “Move In Certified” to your listing.
Final Walkthrough Inspection
This inspection is becoming more common due to the fact that often you won’t close on a new home for several weeks, or sometime months, after the initial inspection. It has been designed to help reacquaint you with your new home, and to verify that no major changes have occurred since the initial inspection, as well as verify that any agreed upon corrections to defects found during the initial inspection have been completed. This inspection typically takes about an hour to complete; some take longer depending on the original defects found, and should be done just prior to your closing.
New Construction Inspection
This inspection is an objective evaluation of the physical structure of the home along with a functional check of all its major systems and appliances. It is done in three phases; slab and foundation inspection, framed pre-drywall inspection, and finished product inspection. For a relatively small cost, a professional inspection of your new dream home can provide you with peace of mind by identifying problems that can be corrected before they become an unpleasant surprise.
1st Year Warranty Inspection
Most builders provide a one-year warranty for new construction. Generally during this period of time, the homeowner develops a “punch list” of corrections for the contractor to repair under the warranty coverage. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. It is prudent to obtain our home inspector’s list of items that will most likely be repaired by your builder at no cost to you.
Radon Gas Testing
We are Certified Radon Measurement Specialists with the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB).
According the U.S. Surgeon General and EPA, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Performing a Radon Air Test of the home is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk. We will test your home and provide a written report of the results of the test. For more information on Radon please visit the EPA website at www.epa.gov/radon.
Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
We Schedule Wood Destroying Insect Inspections Upon Request.
Termites and other wood destroying insects can cause great structural damage to your home. A typical homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by wood destroying insects even though they cause over 1 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. Upon request we will schedule your wood destroying insect inspection for you.