Ann Arbor’s Thorough Home Inspector

Do you want an inspector who? 12/25/2009 Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home? Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home?

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YouTube – Ann Arbor Orangeburg Pipe Sewer Line Inspection Video

This is a video inspection of an Ann Arbor home’s sewer line as narrated by a local exclusive buyer’s broker.

Having this video done cost the buyer a couple hundred dollars, but it ended up saving him a little over $4,000 because his buyer’s broker was able to negotiate a concession from the seller.

A lot of home inspectors wouldn’t have even mentioned the concern with the sewer line.

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Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

1. Not obtaining “preapproval” from a lender before starting the search for your new home. This preapproval gives the you an upper price guideline you need to stay under and it makes your offer on that dream home more appealing to the seller because they have greater reason to believe that you are a qualified buyer. Continue reading Common Mistakes Of Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers

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Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

OK, you’ve found the Ann Arbor condo of your dreams and negotiated a fantastic real estate purchase agreement. You may have even already had your home inspection. You probably have a list of items to do, but you could be missing the list of what to avoid.

Here are some things to avoid for the duration Continue reading Things To Avoid When You Are Buying Ann Arbor Real Estate

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