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kwangsadirdja, Home Buyer in Fremont, CA

need help find low cost home inspector since we ran out of budget already in fremont ca area

Asked by kwangsadirdja, Fremont, CA Wed Oct 3, 2012

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Here are three great inspectors:

George Morariu at WIN home inspection 510-793-9946
Felix Pena at Home Savvy Inspection 510-573-0367
Bill at NuCentury Home inspection 866-806-4949

Good luck,
Brian
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It's hard to completely understand how you are buying a house if you don't have adequate funds for an inspector. This IS IMPORTANT and drastically affects one of the largest purchases in your life. You get what you pay for - so if you can't find the money for this...I would really question what you're doing.
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Ron Steiner
1st Rate Home Inspections, Inc
4425 C Treat Blvd #136
Concord, Ca 94521
925-285-7047
http://www.1stratehomeinspect.com

I highly recommend Ron. I have used Ron for many of my cients property inspections and he is really really good-complete inspection with well written reports-easy to understand.He is not cheap but reasonable.

Hope this helps!

Mohua Dey Realtor
Zip Realty Inc.
510 552 0362
http://www.mohuadey.com
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Hi kwangsadirdja,

Thanks for considering to have home inspected, as it will give you an opportunity to understand current condition. Please do visit following websites

http://www.nucenturyhi.com/home_inspections.html

http://www.hsi-ca.com/

Both companies have professional inspectors and will give you great advise and service.

When you have a questions about those findings, always talk with your real estate professional or one of us.

Wish you all the best with your home buying.
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I completely understand needing to stick with a budget but I strongly recommend you try to cut corners somewhere else. Although a good home inspector is not cheap they are worth every dime they. When you consider how much you will pay for your new home, the cost of the inspections are minimal. When you consider what the inspector may find, the cost of the inspection can be priceless. Therefore I wouldn’t recommend doing a low cost inspection because you may get what you pay for. Ask your real estate professional to refer you to a professional with several years of experience and outstanding reputation that will provide you with an easy to read report and be available to you later should you have any questions. Best of luck.
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I share some of Will's sentiment - this is really not a place to scrimp.

Check out the various Inspectors shown here - call each for their rates:

http://www.servicemagic.com/tloc/Fremont-CA/Inspection-Gener…
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kwangsadirdja:

Your agent probably has a few property inspectors they can refer you to; otherwise, you can use the link below to find Bay East Association of Realtors® Affiliate members in the property inspection space:
http://www.bayeast.org/find-an-affiliate?search-type=amember…

I understand your current monetary position; however, skimping on the property inspection is a counter-productive step in understanding the actual condition of the property. I would suggest it is in your best interest to employ the best inspector you can find!

By the way, one DOES NOT need to be licensed in CA to be a Property Inspector. So, I would suggest you find someone from one of the three property inspection associations below:

http://www.nachi.org/
http://www.nahi.org/
http://www.creia.org/

Having someone who specifically has construction experience would be a good move.

-Steve
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Look up Giant Jim. They do termite for $100 and property for cheap also. Plus they will beat any bid on contract work by 20%.
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Hi kwangsadirdja,

I have a recommendation for a great home inspection company that works the Fremont area. The cost depends on the type of inspections preformed as well as size of house. I am not too sure what you mean by 'ran out of budget' but if you contact me directly and give me more details I will be happy to answer any of your questions and refer you to a contractor or two who would be able to assist you. Have a great day!

Elise
Bay Area Realty Pro
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IMO this is a recipe for disaster - you're in contract for a home that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars (pretty much everything in Fremont) but you want to save a few bucks by hiring a home inspector based on cost? Pennywise and pound foolish, if you ask me.
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