With all the foreclosures and “deals” coming on the market, folks are getting extremely excited about moving forward on their transaction and forgetting about a few minor, but important details, such as a home Inspection. When you reach the inspection stage of the process you are going to want all the utilities functioning in order to get a complete and full inspection. This however seems like a daunting task so I have compiled some helpful tips and information to help guide you through the process. * Firstly; you should definitely have a home inspection prior to contract signing even if the house has been winterized and has no utilities. As a lifetime well experienced home inspector I will still uncover a lot of major details that are important to help you in your decision to purchase this home. You are basically buying “as is” and people may tell you a home Inspection will not be necessary as the price is not negotiable, but you should still know how much “as is” there is. My inspections should not be interpreted as a pass or fail (that is for you to decide) but are designed to reveal damages and repairs as well as the competency and approximate age of all its systems. The cost is not that much for what you will learn and revealing the unknown, even without the utilities and well worth the money. In addition, these houses are usually vacant for sometimes a lengthy amount of time which brings us to * secondly. * Secondly; you should also consider obtaining my services on the final walkthrough with the utilities turned on (will elaborate on procedures and however arrangements can be made at the time of) so we can de-winterize to home and look for any other possible repairs or damages which may have occurred during the vacant period, or concealed due to the lack of utilities. I will also assist and consult with you through all the steps so you can plan repairs and maintenance so you can get the most out of your new purchase. Mike Nuzzolo at HomeProbe Inspections Inc. is a licensed, nationally certified home inspector who is well versed in condo's co-ops, townhouses, semi and detached homes in the Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens areas who offers a final walkthrough service specifically for forclosures which would include; firing up the boiler or furnace, hot water heater, turning on the water, as well as checking plumbing and electrical systems. This special service cost is reasonably priced accordingly in addition to the initial inspection fee and saves you all the hassle of calling around and waiting for the utility companies.
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