can someone recommend a good certified home inspector and how much should I expect to pay?

Asked by Stamfordmike1, Stamford, CT Sun Aug 16, 2009

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Samuel Gabe, Agent, Darien, CT
Sun Aug 16, 2009
Stamfordmike1,
You can find a host of qualified inspectors at the American Society of Home Inspectors.

click here for the local chapter... http://www.coastalctashi.org/find_inspector.htm

Man of my clients have personally used Res-I-Tec, Pillar to Post, Scott & Scott, & John Koch (formerly of Total Home) with great success. Any of them will do a fine job, and all are priced competitively.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Sam
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Samuel Gabe
REALTOR/Service Consultant
Halstead Property Wheeler
671 Boston Post Road I Darien CT 06820
Direct: 203.656.6518 I Cell: 203.856.8399 I Fax: 203.655.9857
sgabe@halstead.com I halstead.com
Halstead Property Connecticut, LLC
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Elizabeth Le…, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Wed Aug 19, 2009
The range I believe is between $350 and say $850....and depends on the size of house, and even perhaps condition....I have two men for you that I have used...tops is Rick Holbeck 203-249-2297, next is Mike Powers at Pro=Chek..800-339-5050...call if you have anyother questions I can either answer or perhaps research for you. 203-622-9205
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Elizabeth Le…, Agent, Greenwich, CT
Wed Aug 19, 2009
The range I believe is between $350 and say $850....and depends on the size of house, and even perhaps condition....I have two men for you that I have used...tops is Rick Holbeck 203-249-2297, next is Mike Powers at Pro=Chek..800-339-5050...call if you have anyother questions I can either answer or perhaps research for you. 203-622-9205
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Mike Hart, Other Pro, Albuquerque, NM
Mon Aug 17, 2009
Here are 2 CT listings from http://www.IndependentInspectors.org

Bethel
Allied Home Inspections
Tom Schlotter (203) 748-0400

Bridgeport
NIACOMM Enterprises, Inc.
Kwadwo Perry Bennett (203) 362-0190

It is best to obtain an independent inspector because there is a lot of pressure from sellers and agents encouraging inspectors to play down problems and not "blow deals". There is more information about this on my website "Choosing Inspectors" page: http://www.BuyersProtectionService.com/ChoosingInspector and at the Independent Inspectors website referred to above.

"Certifications" are paid for by inspectors. They offer continuing education, and guidlines, but do not guarantee a qualified inspector. The "testing" of inspectors provided by these organizations are simple. Licensed contractors make the best inspectors, as they are essentially certified by the government, and they have much experience in construction. There are many home inspectors who are also licensed contractors. You do need to make sure that the inspector is not bidding on the work in their report as this would be a conflict of interests.
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Ted Kostzews…, , Stratford, CT
Mon Aug 17, 2009
Not sure where you are planning to buy but closest to Stamford that I have used are
1. House Detectives: Ed Malloy 203 255-3111
2. Buchanan Home Inspections: don Buchanan 203 374-8250
In the Stratford area there is Houseworks: Joe Monte 203 380-8481 and Eagle Eye Home Inspections: Don Mackay 203 378-6488.
Prices range depending upon the house being inspected but you should expect to pay in the vicinity of $450 for the average inspection.
Web Reference:  http://www.trustted.com
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Amanda Albert, Agent, Woodbridge, CT
Sun Aug 16, 2009
Patrick Nagle at Tiger Home Inspections is fantastic. Give t;hen a call for a quote.
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