• Pre-Purchase Inspection - Before the closing you need to know what condition the property is in.

  • Avoid those costly repairs with a Pre-Purchase inspection.

 

  • New Home Construction Inspection - After new construction Building Specs will go in and make sure everything you cant see looks as good as the things you can. 

 

  • Pre-Listing Home Inspection​ - Avoid finding things out last minute with a pre-listing inspection. Building Specs will make provide you with a full report of what you may want to look at before listing the property.

 

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Mold Inspections:

 

IESO Certified Residential Mold Inspector #10618

(Indoor Environmental Standards Organization)

 

Recognizing that a complete IAQ investigation is typically too costly to be required for a property transfer, the IESO guidelines are designed to address fundamental concerns relative to mold contamination issues.  The IESO has developed minimum standards for the collection and cursory assessment of indoor environments for mold contamination along with providing a comprehensive cost effective screen for residential structures for use by home inspectors and IAQ professionals.

 

Our unique consultative approach of working with each client to address their specific concerns has saved countess real estate transactions as well as tens of thousands of dollars for mold remediation throughout recent years.  The IESO has been leading the way in developing consensus standards for environmental testing and continually raising the bar on quality of service to real estate professionals.

 

Home Inspections:

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Q: On an existing property, is a termite report required?

A: Termite inspections are required on existing properties if they are located in an area where the probability of termite infestation is “very heavy” or “moderate to heavy” according to the “Termite Infestation Probability Map published in the International Residential Code.

 

Q:Is a termite inspection always required when a veteran is purchasing a property using VA Financing?

A: VA only requires pest inspections when there is evidence of a condition conducive to pest infestation and for properties that are located in an area where the probability of termite infestation is “very heavy” or “moderate to heavy” according to the Termite Probability Map published in the International Residential Code.

 

Q: Is there a required termite form?

A: There is no VA form to be completed regarding termites.  Forms are supplied and completed by the pest inspection company performing the inspection.  VA required the applicable Nattional Pest Management Association form (NPMA-33, NPCA-99a, NPCA-99b) completed by the pest inspection company performing the inspection.

 

Q: Does VA require that the type of chemical used to treat the property be stated on the termite form?

A: VA does not have a requirement to disclose the type or name of chemical used by a termite company.  VA requires the use of the National Pet Control Association forms, NPMA-33, NPCA-99A and NPCA-99B as applicable.  For proper completion, these forms require the inclusion of the brand name of the product used.

 

Q: When is a termite certification required on condominium units?

A: A wood destroying insect inspection is required in low-rise and high-rise units only when the fee appraiser observes a potential problem.  You will find this information in Chapter 16, Section 16-A.01, page 16-A-4 of the Lender’s Handbook (VA Pamphlet 26-7).

 

Construction and Valuation Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/cavfaq_termites.asp

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