Buyer’s benefits

With the price of Real Estate, can you afford to buy a house with potential problems? Why take a chance? Get a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of the house before the deal is finalized. If the inspector discovers a problem, you have an opportunity to discuss it with the seller. If the issue can’t be resolved, perhaps that house isn’t the right house for you.

Bank-owned Properties

With all of the bank owned properties on the market right now, buyers must be particularly careful. Since no one from the bank ever lived in the home, they do NOT have to provide disclosures. The history of a property can also be vague even if you are not buying from a bank. Perhaps the seller recently bought it from a bank to “flip” it. They also will only disclose what they know, which is often limited. It is now more important than ever to have a thorough home inspection report.

Why Choose us?

There are many qualified home inspection companies in Sacramento. Inspectors are trained to examine the heating and cooling systems, roof, chimney, electrical system, foundation, basement and/or crawlspace, ventilation, water intrusion, siding, exhaust, drainage and many others. What makes one different from another? Here are some things to consider:

  • We are one of the few inspection companies in the Sacramento area offering Thermal Imaging technology.
  • We carry General Liability and Errors & Omissions insurance. A copy of our binder is available.
  • We have made a tremendous investment in testing equipment to accurately assess the condition of each component in a house.
  • We use the latest, best reporting software to illustrate the condition of a house. Our reports are easy to read, include digital pictures of anything we find, and illustrations suggesting proper installation or configuration.
  • We perform the most comprehensive energy audits in the area.
  • Your report is uploaded to our website for you to download at your convenience.
  • We create a summary report for busy agents.
  • We accept credit cards, or checks.

Plan to Attend the Inspection

  • You should plan to attend the home inspection. Please be aware that a typical inspection lasts for 2 – 4 hours depending on the size, complexity and age of the home.
  • Be prepared to ask questions. The inspector is working for you.
  • Your welcome to attend the entire inspection however, we recommend attending the second half as to give the inspector time to evaluate the property.
  • Discuss any concerns with the inspector at the property while it is fresh in your mind.
  • Payment is due upon completion of the inspection.

Helpful Information When Making Appointment

  • Address of property to be inspected
  • Buyers contact information (including e-mail & cell phone)
  • Agent’s contact information
  • Approximate age of the home
  • Description of the home (size, floors, bathrooms)
  • Unique Features (second kitchen, basement, etc)
  • Access to property (keys, access codes, alarm codes)
  • Status of utilities (on or off)
  • What you want inspected besides the house (barn, guest house, pool, etc.)

Protect Yourself. Protect Your Investment.

Just think how the home improvement stores have made “do it yourself” remodeling sound so easy. Quite often these projects are done without building permits or permit inspections by people that have good intentions but really do not know what they are doing. Many of the homes we inspect might look “OK”, until you take a closer look, many times uncovering safety and health issues. Over 400 potential items are inspected on an average home. Things like unsafe or non-conforming wiring, unvented plumbing, unflashed decks and roofs, or structural issues. The relatively small cost of an inspection compared to the investment you will have in your home, is money well spent on your piece of mind.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a professional inspect the home before you close and inform you as to the current condition of the home you are considering?
Call us. Let us help you!

Additional Information for Home Buyers

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition. A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, our qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy.
Below are just a few of the possible 400+ items that get evaluated on every inspection

  • Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems.
  • Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.
  • Discuss the useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes.
  • Evaluate – doors, windows, walls, foundation, roof, grading, walkways, insulation, ventilation, interior wall covering, siding, plumbing, electrical, soffits, fascia, furnace, water heater, air conditioner

The Bottom Line, Spending Hundreds May Save Thousands

When you make a written offer on a home, you should insist that the contract state that the offer is contingent on a home inspection conducted by a qualified home inspector. You will have to pay for the inspection yourself, but it could keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you are satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed.

I promise you the highest quality inspection, an educational room-by-room walk through so you fully understand the condition of every aspect of the home, a detailed report full of information not offered by other inspectors, a extremely helpful website, and long term support in case you have questions after you take possession of the home.

REMEMBER: The inspector is working for you. Please feel free to ask questions. Review our Inspection Agreement

Home Inspections covering the counties of the San Francisco Bay Area such as Solano County, through Contra Costa County , over to Napa County and Sonoma County, Down to Alameda County, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County to the Central Valley of Sacramento County, El Dorado County, and Placer County including Lake Tahoe Homes, and other counties such as Amador County to Calaveras County, Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County and Sutter County, Butte County, Lake County, Shasta County, Tehama County, Yolo County, Yuba County, Nevada County and Colusa County. This includes outlying areas for home inspection services.

Partial list of cities served: Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Granite Bay, Elk Grove, Ranch Cordova, South Lake Tahoe, Davis, Woodland, Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Yuba City, Marysville, Vallejo, Vacaville, Fairfield, Concord, Walnut Creek, Napa, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara, Modesto, Tracy, Pleasanton, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, San Francisco, Chico, Oroville, Red Bluff, Redding, Orland, Corning, Paradise.

Golden State Home Inspections LLC • 3539 Bradshaw Road Sacramento, CA 95827
Member of NACHI-National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
Ca. State Contractor License #913615
Phone: 800.441.0804 • Fax: 530.676.3098

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