Eagle Home Inspections
HOME INSPECTION SERVICES
Pre-listing inspections are beneficial to the homeowner in order to eliminate surprises. A great many sales are cancelled or must be re-negotiated due to the conditions of the home that are brought to light during a buyer's home inspection. It may look great, but have some issues present without the owner's knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issues found in the Pre-Listing Inspection Report.
Obviously, repairing every item would be the most beneficial course of action towards completing the sale. However, there may be reasons that the owner can't or is unwilling to make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.
A Pre-Listing Inspection also reduces the Home Seller's liability should major deficiencies come to light after the home has sold. Having had the Inspection, the Seller tried to perform his moral and legal requirement of "Full Disclosure".
Property Investment Inspections
Includes Multi-Unit Housing and Light Commerical Properties
Property investment inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership in order to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the true condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following a long term tenant's departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or may abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Radon is a naturally occuring gas that results from the decay of trace amounts of uranium in the ground under a home. If the concentration of radon in a home is too high, it increases the chances of lung cancer for the occupants. All homes have some radon and there are some areas in the Flathead Valley where a radon problem is unlikely, as well as some areas where radon problems are very likely. The only way to know for sure if a house has a radon problem is to test for it. Eagle Home Inspection uses only electronic continuous radon monitors to assure an accurate and prompt reading of the radon concentration in a home. Dick Graf was US EPA Certified for radon testing in 1994.
Well Water Testing
Many private wells in Montana have never been tested for contamination. One of the services provided by Eagle Home Inspection is collection of water samples for delivery to our local environmental lab. The most common test is for bacteria in the water. An entire array of other tests is available from the lab.
Neighborhood Environmental Data Report
A home buyer should be concerned not only about the condition of the home, but also the environment of the neighborhood. The Neighborhood Environmental Data Report, compiled by Environmental Data Resources, Inc. provides an informative and easy to understand snapshot of a neighborhood's environmental health.
Asbestos, Mold and Pests, Etc.
Many homes, especially older ones, often have some potential environmental hazards such as asbestos, mold, lead based paints or pests. Idectification and disclosure of these items is beyond the scope of a home inspection, but I believe my clients should be alerted to these hazards. At no extra charge to my clients, I will report concerns of this type so they can seek further expert investigation or advice.
If I stated that your deck needed to be rebuilt then offered to do the job, would you have complete confidence in my statement or would you ask yourself if I just needed additional work?
Performing repairs on a home that I recently inspected would be a conflict of interest. In order to retain your confidence and so that you will feel assured that I have no ulterior motive, I will not perform any repairs on a home that I have inspected.
It would be in your best interest to avoid any inspection company that also performs repairs.
Eagle Home Inspection, Inc. | 406-250-9247