But what about newer homes?
We specialize in old houses, but what does that mean for you as a buyer, seller, or realtor? We thought we might answer some of our more commonly asked questions about this.
Do you only inspect old houses?
No, of course not. While our disciplinary focus is on older or historic homes, we can offer thorough and reliable info on homes of any age. While we do extra study to gain an in-depth knowledge of older homes, about a third of our inspections are performed on homes younger than 50 years.
Are you the best inspector around for old houses?
We don't get into comparisons, because we have a deep respect for many of the other home inspectors in our area. What we can say is that we read old houses in a different way than many inspectors. Our company is owned by a lifetime old-home enthusiast who serves on the board of a local preservation group, so our focus is on knowing and teaching about old homes.
Other inspectors charge more for old houses. Are you in it for the money?
It's true that many inspectors charge an additional premium for any house over 50 years old. We don't. In fact our pricing doesn't rely on square footage, age, or physical features. We have tried to make our pricing as simple and direct as possible. You don't have to call us for a quote. We post all of our prices right on our web page.
If you're into old houses so much, why should you inspect my new house?
We happen to know a lady who is great at baking desserts (she's the boss's wife). She specializes in pies, but her cakes are amazing, too. Being really good at one thing doesn't mean you're not also really good at the next thing. We are good at inspecting houses, old and new. You can trust that we're going to be dedicated, thorough, and experienced whether your house was built in the Victorian Era or during the Digital Revolution.
Here's what you really need to know. We love houses, all of them. And we love helping you understand the function and care of your house. You want to feel confident that you picked the right place. We can help make that happen.
Matt loves houses, new and old. But if he had to pick, he'd pick the old.