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Old 04-09-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend any good home inspection companies working in Nassau county? Also, how much should I expect to pay for a good home inspection? -- house would be a 2000 sqft colonial or split in Nassau county, costing about $600K. Are there particular things I should have the inspector focus on... things which may get overlooked?
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Me....lol! Shoot me a message & I will be glad to give you my company's info. I have been doing home inspections for 11 years.

We charge $495 which includes a termite inspection that will be required by your mortgage company.



When was the house built. Give me a good idea what to focus on during your inspection. Older houses, prior to 1945 have differnt issues than houses built in the 1960's.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: East Northport
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Kb has given a lot of sound advice on this board. I would trust him to do a home inspection.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Under $500 is decent for both a home inspection and a termite inspection. If you need an attorney on the purchase, contact me. I'm in Massapequa.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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Default 1989 home

Hey KB I put a bid on a 1989 house, but I may not get it and may not know for a while (short sale).
It looked in really good condition. The basement was finished, hardwood floors, I saw nothing wrong to my unpracticed eye. But just curious, what issues might such a house have? WHat were building practices like in 1989? Its a 3 br, nothing super fancy, but nice.

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Me....lol! Shoot me a message & I will be glad to give you my company's info. I have been doing home inspections for 11 years.

We charge $495 which includes a termite inspection that will be required by your mortgage company.



When was the house built. Give me a good idea what to focus on during your inspection. Older houses, prior to 1945 have differnt issues than houses built in the 1960's.
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Old 04-11-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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In the late 1980's, houses sometimes are build "too" tight and moisture can not escape and causes mold issues. You would smell a musty smell if its a really bad issue.

Wiring & plumbing is typically in good condition.

Metal sliding windows in the 80's are not so great but not a reason to skip over a home.

If the roofing and flooring systems are trusses and engineered wood, there is concern for proper installation because these componets were new to building trades back then.

Termites, like all houses on LI.

Good luck!
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:11 AM
 
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Just bought a home on LI that has a concrete block foundation that is cracked and bowed.
Any suggestions?
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Just bought a home on LI that has a concrete block foundation that is cracked and bowed.
Any suggestions?
Is the crack horizontal or vertical or stepped?

Bowing is a big issue.

Block foundations are very weak and fail due to horizontal forces and tend to need to be addressed if it is bowing.

Can you send some pics?
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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I have some water damage to floor joists under 1st floor bathroom, how much does it typically cost to have them replaced? How much would it be to brace it underneath from the basement just in case? There's a 2nd floor bathroom above it.
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