Tips for Homebuyers
Inside our free, downloadable booklet, we provide you with valuable tips that can help streamline your real estate transaction by making it go quicker and smoother with the help of your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector.
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What We Inspect and Why
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns.
Interior, exterior, walls, windows, and doors
HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)
Basement, crawlspace, and structure
Roof and attic
Meet Your Inspector
I am a 20 year veteran, retiring from the Air Force in February of 2000 at the rank of Lt. Col. My Air Force career was quite varied, with assignments in Aviation, Engineering, Special Operations, Logistics and Program Management.
I have graduate degrees in engineering and statistics with an MBA thrown in for good measure. I spent the ten years after I retired building my retirement and guest homes.
I started my home inspection business in 2011 after doing more than a dozen free home inspections for friends of mine who were dissatisfied with past home inspections they had received. I found that I very much liked doing home inspections, so I started my own inspection business.
With over 2000 inspections completed to date I am proud to say that I have never had a dissatisfied customer.
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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing.
Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
This, I promise you.
Mike set the bar so high I doubt any other inspector could see it with binoculars let alone jump that high. I’ve had inspections done in the past so this is nothing new to me but I never expected a 106 page report with such detail and photos to back it up. I’m familiar with all aspects of construction and I agree with what Mike assessed on our property. He also spent considerable time at the house. I take that back, I should have said the property because he covered everything Inside/out. This guy knows Exactly what he’s talking about. From double tapped breakers to fire separations, roof vents, trees, etc. etc.. If you are considering buying property you would be a fool to not hire Gunstock Home Inspection. He has all 5 star reviews for a reason. Thanks again Mike!
Robert S. in Seattle, WA