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Sean, Home Buyer in Austin, TX

I need a referral for an experienced quality home inspector - must be detail oriented..... Thank You!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by Sean, Austin, TX Sun Feb 1, 2009

Want someone in the buisness a long time - need to check / test foundation level (house sits at the very bottom of a long steep hill, i am concerned with existing water drainage issues) wood destroying insect tests, radon test, know HVAC, get on roof, and provide photos in report. Thank you all very much for any referrals or advice - Have a great day !

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My preferred Inspector of Choice is Gary Parsons. He is quite thorough and takes the time to explain details in layman terms. He goes the extra mile! 2 thumbs up and a pinky!

Gary Parsons Licensed Inspector
All Clear Home Inspections
512.296.9191cell
gary@allclearhomeinspections.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
If live in the Dayton, OH area try http://www.goldstarinspect.com Steve will do you right. He has 28 years in the inspection business.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2015
Sean,
Did you know that if you are concerned with foundation issues, you can have a free foundation estimate conducted by CENTEX Foundation and Repair 512-444-5438. However, if the home in question doesn't show signs of foundation problems like doors that are hard to open/close, wall cracks (often around doors leading toward the ceiling), or floors that slope, it may not be a concern. A good home inspector will let you know these concerns with his inspection. He'll also recommend to you whether you should have further, more detailed inspections done whether it's the HVAC, or other systems and issues.

I've stood by while Jose Vasquez of Mi Casa Home Inspections512-203-6178 micasahomeinspections.com checked out every appliance, system, door latch, shingle, etc... He walks the roof, and checks every crack and crevice of the home to ensure you know what concerns there may be.

Honestly, if you are using a Realtor, he/she should have recommended a couple of Licensed Home Inspectors for you to choose from. Happy home buying! -Angela
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
Sean- Have you found your inspector? I highly recommend Robert Gonzalez with Beneficial Home Inspections http://www.beneficialhomeinspections.com. He and his son make an amazing team- are very through and were one of the first in town to give a highly detailed report with digital photos. I find it a great reference for the house not only when you are purchasing it- but for future reference as well.

Who did you end up using?

Thanks,
Martha Small
http://www.MarthaSmallHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 16, 2009
Sean,

I highly recommend Cecil Brooks of Star Inspection 512-930-9009 or Chad Garrett with AustInspect at 512-426-6328. I have recommended both of them for years and used them on my own personal properties.

Diana
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 5, 2009
Thank you Aaron, Stacey, Kathleen, Josh, Betina, and Jeff for your referrals -
I very much appreciate it !

Sean
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 3, 2009
I use nunnellee inspections http://www.nunnalleeinspections.net/content.aspx They always do a good job. Just turn down your speakers as they have music on their page.
Have a great week.
Jeff
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 2, 2009
I found my favorite inspector the hard way... when I was selling my personal home. I really trust Chris Nowling and Steve Cannon of Apex Inspections (512)891-7600, http://www.apexhomeinspections.net. They do a very thorough job and print you a copy of the report at the house and email it to the Buyer and their Realtor. Of course you should call several inspectors, and check out their websites and see who YOU like. Good luck!
Betina
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 2, 2009
Hi Sean,
I used Brian Eberwine for my personal home inspection and I recommend him to all of my clients. He actually kind of scares people with the overdelivery of information and sometimes tells you things you don't need to hear....but you can't knock the guy for being thorough.

Give him a call and have a brief conversation to assess if it's a good fit. Make sure you call at least 3, compare prices and quality.

His website is:

http://www.goldstarinspections.com

Good Luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
Preston Porterfield, owner of Town & Country Inspections. 288-1888. I have used him for years. Very thorough and professional. For a free foundation inspection, call Centex House Leveling. Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
Sean,

I have used Bill Johntson with Housemasters - he, in my opinion, is outstanding! His number is (512) 869-1858 and tell them Stacey recommended you!

Good lucuk,

Stacey Hurley-Rider
Mitzkat & Associates
Stacey@Mitzkatrealty.com
http://www.MitzkatRealty.com
512-423-8122
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
There are many home inspectors in the Austin area. Below is the website of the one that I usually refer for my home inspections. Check out their website. I have used them in the past and have found them them to be honest and easy to work with. Of course you may want to search the internet for the proper questions to ask a home inspector during an interview to be sure they meet your qualifications.

http://www.theinspectionservice.com/

Visit my website or give me a call if there is any thing else I can be of assistance with.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
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