If absolute professionalism, accuracy, and follow through are important to you, then let Mountain View Home Inspections conduct your Pre-Purchase Inspection. A pre-purchase inspection will allow you to make an informed and solid buying decision. I will thoroughly inspect your prospective home (from rooftop to basement or crawlspace) and provide you with a detailed written report, along with high-quality color photos. I provide the information you need to be certain that you are making a wise purchase at an appropriate price.
This is also your opportunity to negotiate with the seller on a home that has deferred maintenance, an opportunity to forecast your upcoming expenses, and, in some cases, pinpoint any issues that should keep you from buying the house.
Home inspectors like to say that there are two types of concrete in the rainy Pacific Northwest — that which is already cracking, and that which is going to crack. With pre-purchase inspections, I will help determine if these cracks in your foundation are or are not structural. Many people see cracks in the foundation and panic. Quite often they are not structural and there is no need to fear. So that’s an important part of the work I do for buyers and realtors - I help put your mind at ease with experienced inspection and assessment.
Good home inspectors should focus on safety—especially children’s handrails. In Portland, there are frequently a lot of really high decks, so poorly built handrails can be quite dangerous.
If you are buying the house as a rental, a safety focused inspection can protect you in terms of liability. Do you have a self-closer on the garage door? Do you have an anti-tip device on your oven? Do you have smoke detectors in every bedroom?