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Old 05-29-2015, 09:44 AM
 
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I just went under contract for a property in Wittman, and looking for an inspector for the house and property that is familiar with rural properties. It's a 2,000 sq foot manufactured on 2 acres of horse property. I know for the most part a house is a house is a house as far as the inspection goes, but I also know there are some differences between a plot in the middle of Tempe vs acreage out in the open desert.

Sure, I could open up Google, and play eenie meenie miny moe with 3 year old reviews that may no longer be accurate, but I was hoping to find some recommendations for, and even against, some one or company. Preferably without having to pay a massive travel fee for someone coming out of Queen Creek :P
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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What makes you think that a home inspection on a manufactured home is going to be different depending on where in the Valley it's sitting? I must be missing something. Any flaws in the house are going to be the same no matter where it is. You are not talking appraisal, you are talking inspection, right?
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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What makes you think that a home inspection on a manufactured home is going to be different depending on where in the Valley it's sitting? I must be missing something. Any flaws in the house are going to be the same no matter where it is. You are not talking appraisal, you are talking inspection, right?
Well water, and septic are two of the big ones that come to mind :P
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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Do home inspectors test well water? What do they do with the septic tank? (just curious, have never lived with well water and haven't lived in a home with a septic tank since the late 60's) I still think any experienced, certified home inspector can deal with that stuff, but it probably would be best to be asking for recommendations on that side of town-- Waddell, Buckeye, etc. , where they will see more of that.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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Do home inspectors test well water? What do they do with the septic tank? (just curious, have never lived with well water and haven't lived in a home with a septic tank since the late 60's) I still think any experienced, certified home inspector can deal with that stuff, but it probably would be best to be asking for recommendations on that side of town-- Waddell, Buckeye, etc. , where they will see more of that.
I've seen many home inspector websites list these two in particular as up-charges, but I also know from experience that just because someone says they can do it doesn't mean they're familiar with it, lol.

This is also why I asked for recommendations on rural properties, instead of just house inspectors in general, lol.
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