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DIY Home Inspection Checklist

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You need a Home Inspection Anytime you plan on buying a house, , modular home, condominium or townhouse you will want a very thorough inspection.  Some of us don’t  want to hire a home inspection company but would rather, just do it ourselves. While there’s nothing wrong with inspection your own property, you will still want a thorough inspection. In …

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On Site Home Inspection Reports

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Mazza Inspection Group Doesn’t Generate On Site Home Inspection Reports The actual home inspection report is one of the most important documents used in a real estate transaction. It should explicitly state the current condition of the home so that the buyer is aware of what they are purchasing. The home inspection report is not something that should be taken lightly or compiled …

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Inspection Fee (pay now or pay later)

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What is an acceptable fee for an inspection? The Mazza Inspection Group does not have set fees for home inspections. Most buyers when calling our office while during our conversation will eventually inquire as to the fee that they can expect to be paying for their inspection. To some, it is the most important part of the call for various …

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Certified Home Inspectors

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Certified Home Inspector “California has no minimum requirements to become a Home Inspector. This means even you can be an inspector as fast as tomorrow with only a tool bag and some business cards.” Is certification for a home inspector enough to make him / her qualified? Well, it’s not found in a 40 hour classroom education / certification nor is …

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Level III Thermographer

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Marc Mazza Level III Infrared Thermographer Marc Mazza, owner / head inspector of the Mazza Inspection Group has recently become a Level III infrared thermographer. This status is achieved through a costly, lengthy training and study process followed up by procedural studies and assignments. This status is achieved through deep dedication and a genuine desire to make the inspection process …

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Home Inspection Timelines

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Home Inspection Timelines – A Home Inspection is NOT a Formality – All Home Inspectors Are NOT Created Equal We’ve been noticing a trend lately with the various time lines in which the buyer has to get his/her inspections performed. I’ve seen anywhere from five to seventeen days allotted for inspections. Heck, I’ve even seen instances in which the buyer …

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THERMOGRAPHY in a Home Inspection

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How We Use Thermography in a Home Inspection Thermography is the use of an infrared camera to take pictures using infrared energy or radiation that is emitted from objects, which allows us to see the variation in temperatures. That temperature difference is what makes it possible for the technician to spot moisture intrusion in a ceiling, floor, wall or roof, …

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Comparing Home Inspection Reports

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Comparing Home Inspection Reports As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, ALL HOME INSPECTORS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL. A home inspection is not just a formality. A home inspector brings with him various levels of knowledge, experience and training or expertese. Another vital component that needs to be taken into consideration is the reporting system. When interviewing inspectors a question that …

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Picky or Detailed Home Inspectors

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MIG is known for having picky or detailed home inspectors. What would you think if your realtor gave you a list of inspectors and said, “Let me warn you about that inspector. He is too picky.” What would you think? You probably would have that inspector at the top of your list. You might think to yourself, “Hmm…isn’t that an …