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Old 04-02-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Default Home Inspector...

I am in need of a home inspector. A very detailed one that also can check for termites. Thanks...
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Default MLC Real Estate Inspections

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I am in need of a home inspector. A very detailed one that also can check for termites. Thanks...
I strongly recommend:
Michael Cothran,
MLC Real Estate Inspections
20138 Cottonglade, Humble, Texas 77338
281-446-4381
281-446-9522 Fax
MLCInspections@aol.com
http://mlcinspections.com/[/b]]Home - MLC Real Estate Inspections - Serving the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. - Home inspection - Realestate inspections - Commercial inspections - Foundation inspections - Houston - Texas - TX - Inspections, structural, mechanical, electrical,
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Sean Chou
281-650-9243

Michael Holguin
281-794-4919

Both very good and thorough. I will be honest, if you are male and know very little about being able to do basic home maintenance yourself, pick Sean. Michael can be condescending with guys that don't have the "home repair" gene in their DNA. He's great with women who don't - just have noticed it with the guys. If you do have that ability - you will get along great.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Used Fox Inspections and Able Inspections. Been happy w both.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Structural inspections and termite inspections are two separate things requiring two separate inspectors. Get a structural Engineer for the main inspection and a termite guy for the wood destroying insect report.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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Mike Elmore
He is one of the few that has the licenses to do pest control, including termites, in addition to regular inspections. Super guy.

832-264-7793
melmore@texasInspectionPartners.com
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Old 04-03-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Sean Chou also has the licenses for both. Michael Hoguin uses Charles Dabney for Termites. What I like about both guys is that when they walk you through everything they have found, they will emphasize which items are serious and need attention ASAP - and approx cost of repairs. In other words: is this a $5 repair or a $500 or even $5000 repair - and how fast does it need to be done?
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I've always thought that inspectors are a joke. Forgive me, but the license act for inspectors is to point out problems and not give you real information about the problem(s) at hand. I suggest to all people that you get a licensed plumber, hvac person, engineer, sprinkler person etc to give you the best assessment. The problem is in Texas they are prohibited to explain the issues or give any major details. Remember thehy are individuals who come out and tell you what they think is wrong, but you still have to have the professional person in that field to give you a bid so why not just go to them in the beginning. I have been doing real estate for more than 25 years and that is old school to call inspectors. You could go in and find 90% of the things they will find i.e. leaking faucets, dishwasher making noise etc. It's almost like asking a a nurse to perform surgery. Just to to the doctor so to speak and get the correct information.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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a good building inspector is a generalist ..... sort of like your primary care physician ..... if concerns are identified, he or she can direct you to the appropriate specialist for more detailed information.....
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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a good building inspector is a generalist ..... sort of like your primary care physician ..... if concerns are identified, he or she can direct you to the appropriate specialist for more detailed information.....
Exactly. Not only that, but if he cites a problem, he can't work on it, which means you are getting the truth, instead of something geared to drum up work. Not that all contractors would that, just some.
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