Buying A Home – Sound Investment or Big Financial Mistake?
You are about to make one of the largest investments of your life by buying a home. It’s exciting and at the same time stressful. The excitement and emotion of buying a new home sometimes can cloud our judgment. Buying a home is a very exciting and emotional time.
When you find that special home you get all excited with visions of how wonderful life in your new home will be. The thought that there may be something seriously wrong with the home isn’t a part of that vision.
Unfortunately it could be part of your reality if you choose to buy the home. The right home inspector can help protect you from a costly mistake…
My wife was dead set on buying this house from the first time she saw it… so all that was left was just to have it inspected for additional piece of mind. When Chris gave us a tour of the house when he finished the report, he showed us the foundation damage where it was starting to buckle inward and explained to us how the damage had originally occurred and what to expect in the years to come… my wife was heartbroken, but we decided not to purchase the house since the house would eventually need to be lifted up and the foundation replaced due to water damage from the water from the downspouts was never diverted away from the house.
John and Sherry Wilson
Who Is Watching Out For You?
The real estate agent, mortgage company, banks – all these people have someone watching their back. Who’s watching yours?
It’s important to have someone watching out just for you – to make sure that the home that you’re about to buy is a safe, sound, secure investment.
The reality is that all homes, even brand-new homes, have issues. The last thing you need is to buy a home and experience a problem that could cost thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses.
It’s important that you know that once you go to closing any problems with the home are yours. So it’s important that you have your own independent inspector do a thorough inspection. You need to know what issues the home has and the financial impact of those issues. Often the seller doesn’t even realize they have a serious problem.
Unexpected expenses can be a big burden on you after just buying a home. Does it really make sense to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a home and not spend a few hundred dollars to protect your interests? No, it doesn’t.
Since we work directly for you, our sole goal is to help you make an informed decision. Buying a home without hiring the right home inspector is dangerous. It can be dangerous to you and your family’s health, safety and financial stability.
Let Us Be Your Guide
We welcome you to accompany me during the inspection (with the exception of the attic and the crawlspace; for safety reasons). This will give you a chance to see for yourself the thoroughness of our home inspections. Feel free to ask questions and become familiar with your new home.
I am a Professional Certified Inspector through InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors). InterNACHI members follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics.
We are dedicated to education and all new techniques so you as a home buyer can feel completely confident in your investment.
Don’t Fall for the “Cheapest Price”
Our inspections are competitively priced; however, the price may not be the lowest. The old adage “you get what you pay for” is so true. A thorough inspection takes time.
Chris took his time and even crawled into a small crawlspace access he found in the floor of an old addition on the front of the house. It was so tight he had to take his watch off to slide through the tight crevasse he told me was an access. Long story short, he found extensive dry rot in the floor joists of that space.
Mo Betts and Nevin Charles
Your Home Inspection Report
You will receive a comprehensive, custom, computer generated report with digital pictures emailed to you the same day as your inspection. This inspection report will identify ALL areas of concern and items that may need attention.
If there are notable issues, the home inspection report will allow you to ask the seller to make repairs or negotiate the price. It is your best tool to protect you from paying for unexpected repairs.
You will have the benefit of being completely confident in knowing the true condition of the home you are buying. When you work with us you will have the “peace of mind” that comes from getting problems identified and taken care of before the purchase is made.
You are protected by our risk-free guarantee:
Simply attend your home inspection and if for any reason you are not satisfied with the quality of the home inspection service, tell me before receiving your report and I will either make it right, or you don’t pay the home inspection fee.
How Can We Guarantee Our Inspections?
We never do more than two inspections per day. This allows us time for a thorough inspection of your new home. We may charge a little more than our competitors, but the more thorough we are, the more money you save.
When we find defects, the end result is you save money. Most contracts allow negotiations with the seller to make repairs or give a credit a closing.
We ended up buying the house after negotiating a reduced cost for the repairs that needed to be done.
Job well done. Cheers!
Mo Betts and Nevin Charles
Lets Us Keep Your Portland Dream Home From Turning Into A Nightmare
Octopus Home Inspections makes it easy and painless for you. Give us a call today at 971-340-8880. We can answer any questions you have and schedule your home for an inspection. Or you can go to the Contact page and give us a little information and we’ll contact you.
It is our job to look out for your interests and to protect you. We take our job seriously and look forward to helping you with your home purchase.