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Property Inspections

Home and Condo-Townhome Inspections

Since 2004 we have provided professional property inspections in San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.

We provide a professional approach and non-Intrusive visual Inspection of your home, apartment, condo, mobile-home, town-home, or commercial property.   

We have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the most thorough, intuitive, educational, and useful tool you have negotiating your position.

Congratulations on potentially selecting us to perform your physical inspection. Weather your a buyer, seller, tenant, or landlord; we will ensure that you are completely protected by locating and defining each deficiency properly. Q. Is your company certified by any professional affiliations? A. Yes, We are members or alumni of the American Society of Home Inspectors, California Real Estate Inspectors Association, National Association of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and International Code Council. We are also certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as Certified Mold Investigators, Asbestos Control Technicians, and Renovation, Restoration, and Painting Lead Dust Wipe Inspectors. Q. How long have you been performing home and commercial property inspections? A. We are proud to say that this is our 15th consecutive year, having performed over 8,000 Residential and Commercial inspections to date. Q. How long will the inspection take? A. The inspection should take approximately 1-2 hours per 1000 square feet inspected, depending on the condition. Q. Who is responsible to arrange a home or commercial property inspection? Is it the buyer, seller, or the buyers or sellers realtor? A. If you answered “The buyer”. That’s correct. The buyer, is responsible for arranging the property inspection; even if your representing yourself. This protects YOU! With agents having more and more liability issues in transactions these days, it makes alot of sense to let the person requesting the inspection arrange the appointment. Most agents will give their clients at least 3 reputable inspection firms and let them pick the one they want. After you review the inspection report; you can move forward, request for repairs, concessions, or cancel the contract. Q. Can a seller a arrange a home or commercial property inspection? A. Yes, although not required to. It is a fact, that often times it’s better to have the home or commercial property inspection done by the seller prior to any offers to purchase. click here to read a list of reasons why a “Listing Inspection” is important.

State Requirements for Home Inspectors

The State of California does NOT license Home Inspectors This means that anyone can call themselves an Inspector! DON’T BE FOOLED; Make sure your Home Inspector is QUALIFIED!!!! Please read this information along with the rest of this website before selecting anybody inspecting your property.

(2) “Home inspection,” if requested by the client, may include an inspection of energy efficiency . Energy efficiency items to be inspected may include the following: (A) A noninvasive inspection of insulation R-values in attics, roofs, walls, floors, and ducts. (B) The number of window glass panes and frame types. (C) The heating and cooling equipment and water heating systems. (D) The age and fuel type of major appliances. (E) The exhaust and cooling fans. (F) The type of thermostat and other systems. (G) The general integrity and potential leakage areas of walls, window areas, doors, and duct systems. (H) The solar control efficiency of existing windows. (b) A “material defect” is a condition that significantly affects the value, desirability, habitability, or safety of the dwelling. Style or aesthetics shall not be considered in determining whether a system, structure, or component is defective. (c) A “home inspection report” is a written report prepared for a fee and issued after a home inspection. The report clearly describes and identifies the inspected systems, structures, or components of the dwelling, any material defects identified, and any recommendations regarding the conditions observed or recommendations for evaluation by appropriate persons. (d) A “home inspector” is any individual who performs a home inspection. (e) “Transfer” is a transfer by sale, exchange, installment land sales contract, as defined in Section 2985 of the Civil Code, lease with an option to purchase, any other option to purchase, or ground lease coupled with improvements, of real property or residential stock cooperative, improved with or consisting of not less than one nor more than four dwelling units.

7196. It is the duty of a home inspector who is not licensed as a general contractor, structural pest control operator, or architect, or registered as a professional engineer to conduct a home inspection with the degree of care that a reasonably prudent home inspector would exercise.

7196.1. (a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to allow home inspectors who are not registered engineers to perform any analysis of the systems, components, or structural integrity of a dwelling that would constitute the practice of civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or to exempt a home inspector from Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5500), Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700), Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000), or Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 8500) of Division 3. (b) This chapter does not apply to a registered engineer, licensed land surveyor, or licensed architect acting pursuant to his or her professional registration or license, nor does it affect the obligations of a real estate licensee or transferor under Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 1102) of Chapter 2 of Title 4 of Part 3 of Division 2 of, or Article 2 (commencing with Section 2079) of Chapter 3 of Title 6 of Part 4 of Division 3 of, the Civil Code.

 7197. (a) It is an unfair business practice for a home inspector, a company that employs the inspector, or a company that is controlled by a company that also has a financial interest in a company employing a home inspector, to do any of the following: (1) To perform or offer to perform, for an additional fee, any repairs to a structure on which the inspector, or the inspector’s company, has prepared a home inspection report in the past 12 months.

(2) Inspect for a fee any property in which the inspector, or the inspector’s company, has any financial interest or any interest in the transfer of the property. (3) To offer or deliver any compensation, inducement, or reward to the owner of the inspected property, the broker, or agent, for the referral of any business to the inspector or the inspection company.

We are experienced, licensed, and knowledgeable inspectors. While passing an exam is important, actual hands-on experience with manufactured homes is even more important. Also, our inspectors respect and treat manufactured homes as single family residences.

Just a little respect never hurts…

Our price for a home inspection is around $350-$450.

We have a fee price of $350-$450 for manufactured home inspections up to 2500 square foot of conditioned space in the Southern California area.

Summary

Our detailed manufactured home inspections can save you thousands of dollars! Our trained manufactured home inspectors look for things such as roof leaks, pier damage, or moisture, and condensation issues that are not easy to spot. The bottom line is a manufactured home inspection is well worth the time and money.

Additional Resources:

The US Government’s Publishing Office has tons of great resources about manufactured home regulations and HUD code free to download here.

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How Long Does It Take?

The inspection itself typically takes from 1-4 hours depending on the size and condition of the property.

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