What is Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Home buyers now entering the marketplace view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest purchase of their lifetime. It helps them to determine whether there are any major defects or system inadequacies at the time of purchase.
In most cases, home inspections are performed after a sales contract, conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection, has been accepted by the seller. The inspection can usually be arranged immediately to within a few days. The home buyer is typically encouraged to attend the inspection, so that he/she can see first hand the workings of the home. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes.
Home inspections should also highlight the positive aspects of a home. In fact, many of the home inspector’s observations or recommendations help to dispel home purchaser anxieties, and provide useful repair suggestions.
The home inspector’s service to the purchaser is primarily one of education. The goal of a qualified MN Home Inspector is to provide the purchaser with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order that they can make a well-informed decision. It is also the inspector’s role to keep his findings in perspective for the buyer. After the inspection is completed, a written report should be prepared for the home buyer, documenting the results of the inspection. Our commitment to our clients in MN Home Buyer Inspections is lifelong.
The home inspection should not be confused with an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, an environmental audit, or a home owner’s warranty. (We are one of few companies in the Twin Cities who offer a limited warranty on every home that we inspect; please call for details. Warranty coverage is optional).
A complete home inspection should cover all of the major systems of a house, including structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior. As a minimum, an inspection should meet the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors® (ASHI®).
Consumers should be very careful when shopping for a home inspector. The industry on the whole is unregulated and many unqualified people offer home inspection services; the notion of a Minnesota Licensed Home Inspector is non-existent. Home inspection companies that offer to do repair work, or recommend repair companies, should be avoided.
Harmony Home Inspections: Your Minnesota Licensed Home Inspector
When investing your time and money in a home inspection service, you don’t want an inspector who strictly points out the flaws in your property. For all home buyer inspections in Minnesota we are committed to educating you on all necessary items you should be aware of. Ensuring a quality inspection from a licensed home inspector is what we set out to do.
We are fully certified and have the proper knowledge and resources to provide you with a home inspection at an affordable rate. When you have your new home inspected by Harmony Home Inspections of Minnesota, you know you are getting the best inspection, giving you the peace of mind that your new home is at its best and safest. Closely examining various key points of your property will point out any necessary repairs, how to fix them, as well as the positive aspects of your new home that are going to be assets to you in the future.
Buying a home is a lengthy process but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Leaving your new home inspection in the hands of a professional home buyer inspection specialist will allow you to focus on other parts of your home purchasing process. Harmony’s home buyer inspections in Minnesota have gained us widespread attention as a respected home inspection service and we want to prove that to you.
If you have questions about a specific service or are ready to set up your home buying inspection, you can call Harmony Home Inspections at 763-442-0084 or via email email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with the best Minneapolis, Minnesota home buyer inspection!
“Certification in the Business”
Dave was responsive, professional, and provided a thorough home inspection. We felt that we were in good hands, because Dave walked us through all findings and educated us on various outcomes of the inspection. The inspection report was extremely thorough and easy to understand. Dave was punctual for both the appointment and in providing the report, and was excellent at communicating expectations. Our inspection included: full inspection of home, inside and out, as described on the company website; radon testing; infrared testing for insulation. We chose Harmony, because of Dave's professionalism, including responsiveness and many years of experience and certification in the business. We plan to hire Dave again when future inspection needs arise. We also plan to refer Dave to any family and friends looking for an inspector. We enjoyed working with Dave so much and appreciate the high quality level of service.
“Explained everything to us”
Dave did a phenomenal job. He caught all kinds of things we would never have seen and the seller agreed to all the fixes we requested, probably based on Dave's amazingly detailed report. On top of a great inspection he really explained everything to us and gave us lots of tips on home some of the home systems work. He was really an expert, but also incredibly helpful and friendly. I don't think you could find a better inspection or inspector.
“A True Professional”
Dave has been my inspector of choice for the past two years. He is a true professional. He responds promptly to my client's inspection requests. He has a calm demeanor about him and that helps him deliver inspection results in a way that is informative to the buyer and doesn't create panic or alarm. He has worked with all different types of buyers and seems to be able to read each personality type. Some buyers like every detail, some just want the highlights of the inspection. Dave knows how to handle them all with professionalism and grace. I highly recommend Dave for your home inspection needs.
“Wish we had someone like him when we purchased our first home”
Provided exactly what we, as the buyers, were hoping to see in an inspection report. More than enough detail to make an informed and correct decision on the purchase of the home. Couldn't be more pleased - and wish we had someone like him when we purchased our first home many years ago.
Dave our certified inspector immediately made me feel at ease during a time that I was feeling anxious. He has a calming spirit and was very professional when it came to his inspections. He had no problem answering any questions that my husband or I had. One thing that I can say about Dave's inspections is that he is super thorough and his attention do detail is superb. This is super important especially when buying a home. His inspection finding were listed in a 61 page report and I was pleased to find included items that should be looked at or fixed in order to avoid future damages. If you are looking for a great home inspector, I would recommend Dave any day!!!
“Years of Experience”
Dave has years of experience with old and new homes that he taps to provide you a very comprehensive assessment of your home. He did an outstanding job!
“Renegotiated our purchase”
Dave was very thorough, explained many things to us, and also provided us with a lengthy printout of all the things that should be corrected on the house (which we are using to work our way thru projects). No question was too stupid to ask! He provided us with the information we needed to re-negotiate our purchase, based on the many things that needed to be fixed. Would certainly hire again.
“Prompt, professional and very personable”
Dave Klutch was very thorough, responsive and went the extra mile when it came to their inspection and their radon testing. He is friendly, prompt, professional and very personable - will definitely continue to refer him as an inspector in the future. Dave is also reasonable, prompt, thorough and takes his time explaining everything while doing the inspection and spends time with his clients afterwards. Definitely a quality inspector:)
“This is unusual for home inspections”
As you know, I have had many clients call me after an inspection with you and thank me for your referral. This is unusual for home inspections. The feedback from the realtors and clients you have worked with is in regard to your thorough inspections and honest opinions about the home or its functions. Most impressive is your overall professionalism from prompt follow up and follow thru and the way you treat others with dignity and respect. The way you manage your business is honorable and that is why I continue to refer many realtors and clients to use your services.
A referral is a direct reflection of my business and not something I take lightly. I have spent a decade on building my business and reputation by planting seed from a place of contribution and harvesting the fruit of my diligent work. It is clear you operate in the same manner and enjoy the same results.
“Nothing Left Unturned”
Dave did an EXCELLENT job. He was very thorough and answered all my questions in great
detail. Nothing was left unturned
“We could not be any happier”
We could not be any happier with our choice of Harmony Home for our inspection. Dave spent 3 hours crawling in, on, out, under, and over every inch of the house. The report was so detailed and included helpful suggestions. I would, and will, suggest them to anyone needing a home inspection!
“Honest about problems that could arise”
Dave was exactly who you want inspecting your home. He gave us lots of insight on repairs that need to be made and was honest about problems that could arise.
“He caught several items the seller didn't disclose!”
Dave did a great job at our home inspection! He was extremely thorough and let us tag along during the inspection. He caught several items that the seller did not disclose to us. Thanks to his work, we were able to purchase our home with full visibility to needed repairwork!
“Recommended by my realtor”
This company was recommended by my realtor, and I couldn't have been more pleased. Dave Klutch, the owner, was knowledgeable, thorough, punctual, and extremely nice. He allowed me to accompany him for the inspection and ask questions. He provided a very detailed report of all the problems and potential future problems with the house. He was excellent, and I would recommend him to anyone.
Dave was absolutely excellent. I couldn't have been happier with his demeanor or the job he did. He was happy to have me and my father at the home the entire time and took the time to answer our questions and go over his findings. He even entertained my father by showing him all his cool gadgets! When he realized the attic seal had not been broken, and we couldn't get a hold of the sellers to get permission to open it, he used his infrared gun to make sure it was well insulated. I had his full report in my inbox by the next morning. The report was extremely thorough and had great pictures and details. I couldn't have asked for a better inspector and I am very happy and confident to be moving forward on my first home purchase. I will definitely be calling Dave in the future!
“Brought in Additional Resources to Check Problems”
Dave Klutch is a wonderful professional and person providing in-depth and complete home inspection services. Dave provided insight to many things during the inspection and also helped bring in additional resources to check problematic areas outside the scope of general inspections. I highly recommend Dave Klutch and his services!