Customized Inspections

One type of inspection does not fit the needs of every person seeking a home inspection. A rehab-er in Westchester needs a different inspection than someone purchasing an existing home in New York city. Someone building a house in Bedford or has a builder warranty in Scarsdale may need still other types of inspections. Therefore, I offer different inspections so that I can meet your individual needs. Virtually anyone in the Westchester area can find a home inspection that meets their needs and goals at a price they can afford. Review your home inspection choices and contact me for more information or to schedule an appointment.

If you want to check prices call me at (877)723-0011 (I answer my phone 6 am to 10 pm seven days a week) or email me: westchesterhomeinspectors@gmail.com.  Just a few details about your property and I'll have a firm quote for you good for 30 days.

Although I offer many different choices for my Clients, it is important that you choose wisely. I could easily offer only one inspection type like most home inspectors do. However, I want to help you meet your needs and goals in buying your property, for whatever reason you are buying it. If you have any questions about which inspection type is the right one for you, contact me.

STANDARD

This home inspection is suitable and recommended for all types of properties, although my BASIC inspection is a better value for investors or anyone who will be doing a complete renovation, including properties that have a significant amount of deferred maintenance.

My STANDARD inspection is the true definition of "a home inspection the way it should be". It includes (1) interior items (2) cosmetic damage and "minor" defects (note that cosmetic damage and "minor" defects are determined solely by me and might differ from your opinion or from the opinions of third parties), (3) Attendance with you on your final walk through (4) common information about your home, and (5) common maintenance and safety tips.

Cosmetic and "minor" defects generally include items such as holes in screens; loose hardware on cabinets, doors, and drawers; doorknob holes in walls, etc. In the overall scheme of things, it is relatively easy to resolve those problems, but if there are a lot of them, then the total expense could be higher than you’d like.

LISTING

My LISTING inspection is a specialized inspection available only to Sellers since it is a pre-listing inspection. It includes only major defects. It does not include (1) interior items, (2) recall and safety concern research on appliances and equipment, or (3) cosmetic damage and "minor" defects (note that cosmetic damage and "minor" defects are determined solely by me and may differ from your opinion or from the opinions of third parties).

The idea behind this inspection is that the sellers can get a "preview" of any issues that may exist before the buyer’s inspection and have enough time to get reasonably priced repairs done. If the home inspection reveals a "clean" report, you can also use the report as another marketing tool. See all the benefits of my LISTING inspection on my Customized Inspection page.

The LISTING inspection also meets all general requirements for correcting or disclosing major defects concerning the structure. Note that major defects listed are those that were present or visible at the time of the inspection. I cannot, and shall not, take responsibility for something that has failed since the inspection, for damage caused by someone doing repairs, for the quality of repairs, or for damage caused by those living on the property in the course of daily life. However, I will be there with the you until the house is sold in order to address problems that the buyer’s property inspection discovered. Keep in mind that there can be a significant difference between two property inspection reports by two separate inspectors.

If you have any questions about the LISTING inspection report, or the buyer’s home inspection report, simply contact me. I’m on your side and will help you in any way I can.

LIMITED AREA INSPECTION

My LIMITED AREA inspection is for property owners or tenants who are having problems with individual systems in the home, such as the roof, or the heating and cooling system, or the water heater. This inspection simply documents specific conditions and is commonly used in insurance claims or complaints against installation or repair personnel.

RENTER

My RENTER inspection is available only to renters, hence the name. It is used mainly to document the condition of the property at the time of move-in, and avoid any conflicts at the time of move-out. However, some renters having problems with their landlords also choose a RENTER inspection to document the problems.

If you have any questions, simply contact me to discuss them.

Other Services

  • Radon    $100 w/ Inspection   or $150                                                    
  • Mold and Allergens $400.00 First 3 test samples,   $125.00 for each additional area tested.
  • Mold Determination Instant Spot Test-                 $150.00 per test
  • Green Home Verification and Certification          $1000.00
  • Home Energy Efficiency Inspection,                     Price based on total square footage 
  • Multi-family homes up to 4 units                           Price based on total square footage plus $100.00 additional per unit
  • Commercial Inspections                                       Call for a quote