WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THOUSANDS OF INSPECTIONS PERFORMED, WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO PROVIDE A COMPLETE AND THOROUGH INSPECTION FOR ANY BUYER OR SELLER.

Quality Home Inspections at an Affordable Price

 

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. The home inspection cost is very small relative to the cost of the home being inspected, so we recommend you shop for the most qualified inspection service. At Northern Nevada Home Inspections, we're dedicated to quality, integrity, and adherence to standards. For a buyer, we make sure that you know and understand every fact about the property you are purchasing. For sellers, we provide a report that gives 100% full disclosure, preventing worries of a buyer coming back and questioning anything regarding the property.
 
The majority of our business is from client referrals and from real estate agent recommendations. Our job does not end after the report is completed. Should you have any questions months down the road, you are encouraged to give us a call and we will do whatever it takes to insure that you are completely comfortable with the property.

Kathy started in the Home Inspection business in 1998 during the dot.com boom in the Bay Area. In 2004 she started her own Home Inspection company in the East Bay area. She was CA state certified as a Building Inspector and had her CA General Contractors license. In 2014 she relocated to the Reno/Carson City area and is Nevada licensed as an Inspector of Structures and is a Certified Master Inspector by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. 

HOW LONG DOES A HOME INSPECTION TAKE TO COMPLETE?

 

The inspection itself will usually take 1 hour/1,000 square feet plus an additional half hour to inspect the crawl space (if there is one). This time will vary depending on the condition of the house.

WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE REPORT?

 

The report is usually sent via email the next morning. That gives the inspector the time to ensure all of the findings have been included in the report.

SHOULD THE CLIENT ATTEND THE INSPECTION?

 

Yes! In fact we encourage the client to attend and tag along with the inspector so any questions can be answered at the time of the inspection. We want to be sure the client has a full understanding of the condition of the property.

OUR FULL INSPECTIONS INCLUDE:

 

  • roof, vents, flashings and trim

  • gutters and downspouts

  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations

  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings

  • eaves, soffits and fascia

  • grading and drainage

  • basement, foundation and crawlspace

  • water penetration and foundation movement

 

  • heating system

  • cooling system

  • main water shut-off valve

  • water heating system

  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets

  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats

  • electrical service line and meter box

  • main disconnect and service amperage

  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses

  • grounding and bonding

  • GFCIs and AFCIs

  • fireplace damper door and hearth

  • insulation and ventilation

  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers

  • and much more

Review our Standards of Practice at www.nachi.org/sop.htm for complete details.

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

 

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as:

 

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.

  • It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time which could allow you to sell "as is".

  • Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.

 

  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.

  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.

  • It helps you to price your home realistically.

  • It may relieve prospects' concerns and suspicions.

  • It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.

  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

*Our warranty will cover the initial buyer at no additional cost if sold within 3 months of the inspection and the buyer signs the Pre-Inspection Agreement.

Thanks for taking the time! I look forward to speaking with you,

Kathy Bray

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