A to Z Home Inspections

A to Z Home Inspections


In a word, Great!. Very responsive office; booked inspection and set date very quickly. Inspection was extensive. Provided on-site explanations I could understand! Beautiful detailed report. Invaluable service very satisfied. Have since recommended A to Z Home Inspections to several friends and family. Simply, an excellent experience. Thank you.

 E.C., Farmingdale



Is that home you plan on buying a true bargain or an overpriced handyman's special?

Contact A to Z Home Inspections for an in-depth high quality home inspection.

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Conducting Professional Home Inspections

Our goal is to give you the information needed to make an informed decision on the home purchase. We focus on finding defects, unprofessional past repairs and safety issues before you buy!


We feel first-time homeowners should know the various systems of their home and its maintenance, to preserve its value. This is where we want to provide the utmost value to you. We take the time to make sure you are comfortable. We provide home inspection services across Long Island.

How We Started

It all began with word of mouth and then people continued to recommend and refer us to their friends. Since then, we’ve been focusing on efficiency and on providing high-quality services.

Beware of these important red flags in home inspections

Don't skimp on inspections, qualified advice and repair estimates

By Ron WynnCreators Syndicate 

Real estate watcher: Seeing ‘boom’ in single-family homes

Compass Vice President Mike Aubrey argues even before the coronavirus outbreak, many families were moving out of cities and into the suburbs. Whether it's a $300,000 condo or a $4,000,000 home, stuff happens. If you're buying a piece of real estate, reserve a 10- to 20-day contingency period to do your due diligence, which includes a thorough physical inspection, termite inspection, sewer line inspection, chimney inspection and mold inspection. Even though the fees you will pay to complete all these inspections can come to $1,000 or more, it is well worth it in the long run!

If the news you receive after an inspection is really bad and you are still within your contingency period, you can abandon your purchase completely and receive your full deposit back.

If you choose to move forward with your purchase, you can negotiate repairs with the seller, although the seller is not obligated to say OK to all, or even any, of your requests.

If the deal falls apart, however, the seller is obligated by the laws of disclosure to disclose the content of your inspection to subsequent buyers and forward the inspection reports upon request.

Particularly in today's robust market, you'll usually hear the seller say, "It's an old house, and it's being sold as is." I often hear buyers say, "We're paying top dollar, and we should not have to pay for deferred maintenance and urgent repairs."

If the news you receive after an inspection is really bad and you are still within your contingency period, you can abandon your purchase completely and receive your full

deposit back.

The question then becomes "What is a code violation, a health and safety hazard or an

urgently needed repair versus a cosmetic need, a typical aging system still in operative

condition or a complete upgrade of no urgency?"


For this you need a trained eye to read and understand your inspection reports. A good

realtor will walk you through the process and help identify the most significant issues,

prioritizing issues from urgent to not so significant or urgent.

THE BEST TIME TO BUY YOUR SECOND HOME

If you are without the assistance of a trained realtor or adviser, look first at mold,

water intrusion and drainage issues, as these are the most difficult to remedy and the

most expensive to fix.


Water intrusion can affect foundations, walls and structure, leading to health issues

and impacting resale and future property value.


Next, look for dry rot in the roof, roof eaves, windows, subfloor and door jams, all of

which would be noted in your termite inspection.


Also, take serious note of your sewer inspection and chimney inspections. Depending

on where your sewer ties into the city lines, a sewer replacement could cost $10,000

to $25,000, most often closer to $12,000.


Correcting poor drainage involves diverting water away from the foundation, which

might necessitate French drains and additional rain gutters. These costs totally depend

on how many drains are needed and where they would tie into the city disposal. Costs

might range from $8,000 to $25,000.


A cracked chimney that is deemed a fire hazard will need to be replaced from the

break, usually at costs averaging $10,000, more likely $15,000 in a two-story home.

Hillside properties are another animal completely. They require the opinion and

guidance of a qualified geologist, and perhaps even a structural engineer and a civil

engineer. This is serious stuff, so do not cut corners by going to someone

inexperienced.


Also, be savvy about an overloaded, antiquated, old-style electrical system; the

modern lifestyle puts a lot more pressure on the electrical system than a toaster oven

and a few floor lamps.


The roof is an expensive item to be conscious of, and earthquake retrofitting is

something to look at, too, if it has not been handled previously. After that, most items

are of less of financial consequence but still worth being considered.


Don't skimp on inspections, qualified advice and repair estimates. Pick your battles

based on the significance and urgency of the repairs needed and the costs associated.


Be sure your request for repairs is well written and supported with realistic cost

estimates. And finally, be sure you are in the hands of a competent, qualified and

caring real estate broker who will guide you through the process.


Ron Wynn has been among the top 100 agents in America for over 10 years, as noted

on REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal. Ron has represented over 2,200 sales totaling

over $1.5 billion in sales volume in his 30-plus-year career as a real estate broker in

California.

Mission Statement

A to Z Inspections’ mission is to provide extreme quality inspections. We achieve this through the integrity and professionalism of our inspectors and support team. The company is committed to our clients, as shown by our focus on each individual for whom we perform an inspection.


The company was started and continues with the core belief of being respectful and considerate to our customers and each other, always. On going in-house and NY state training assures we are current on the newest innovations and inspection techniques.

What We Do

A to Z Home Inspections

Licensed and Qualified Home Inspectors

Phone: 631-896-9307 (Suffolk County) |

516-300-9448 (Nassau County)

www.atozhomeinspections.net