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Old 02-13-2011, 10:43 PM
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Getting ready to close on a new home and looking for a Home Inspection Co that does not just go thru the house and make sure the light bulbs work and then charge $250+. The last place I bought here in the Villages was "recommended" by The Village Realtors and it seemed after I moved in that there were several things he "neglected" to find.

Now I am once again moving into a new home and The Village Realtors have given me a list of 7 "Home Inspectors" to check out the home before closing. I am not sure I trust any of them as to being "Thorough" enough to justify.

Can someone "please" suggest someone? Thank you...
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:04 PM
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This is from previous postings on TOTV that I have saved.
HouseMaster by Greg Simon at 352-243-4553, 877-243-4553 & website www.housemaster.com

Check out this post too.
http://www.talkofthevillages.com/for...ome+inspection
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:05 PM
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Is this a pre-owned home or a new construction. If a new construction, you're better off waiting to have the inspection until close to the end of one-year warranty.

I highly recommend J.R. Raspel. He is very professional and thorough. 888-730-2272
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:04 AM
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I would recommend Lon Barnaby. He's a resident and licensed home inspector.
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We used The Villages Home inspections , His name is Ken Bernier 352 446-5028. Very Satisfied.
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I think the best is Jim Hiestand, Allied home inspections 50 years experience 352-459-8459
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:54 AM
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We used The Villages Home inspections , His name is Ken Bernier 352 446-5028. Very Satisfied.
We also used Ken & are very satisfied!
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Tom Comer, Fruitland Park
http://www.comerinspections.com/

great inspection and professional report, too. was at the house for hours!

not affiliated with any realtors or the villages - independent! but more than familiar with the homes built by the villages developer! - that was most important to us!
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Tom Comer, Fruitland Park
http://www.comerinspections.com/

great inspection and professional report, too. was at the house for hours!

not affiliated with any realtors or the villages - independent! but more than familiar with the homes built by the villages developer! - that was most important to us!
We used Tom Comer and ws very Happy. Made a second trip to verify something was corrected at no additional charge. Great report.
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We just used HouseMasters and their comprehensive report may have saved us thousands $. Well worth the investment if not only for peace of mind. Yes they did say a few lights did not work in the kitchen (may be bulbs) but they found stuff I would never see in a walkthrough. Don't forget the pest inspection also, even though there are no bugs in the Villages LOL
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We just used HouseMasters and their comprehensive report may have saved us thousands $. Well worth the investment if not only for peace of mind. Yes they did say a few lights did not work in the kitchen (may be bulbs) but they found stuff I would never see in a walkthrough. Don't forget the pest inspection also, even though there are no bugs in the Villages LOL
How are their charges?
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How are their charges?
We used Comer Inspection Services and the charge was $360 which included a Termite inspection by Avalon Seven, DBA A7. The report given was in a spiral bound booklet, quite extensive and included photos of problems found. There were 26 pages to the report, the Termite report and several pages of related information. Quite a professional operation!
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Another vote for Tom Comer. Used another company on the first home and Tom on others. He was way better, more through, better report, slightly more money, but well worth it. I feel I know how to look at most things in a home, but he went above and beyond anything I have every seen with a home inspection.
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House Masters fee was was pretty standard $250 plus a fee for the pool. They guarantee the items they say are in good shape except for appliances. many items were basic weekender fix-ems but it saved me alot of time not having to do those things on move in. Things are always what they appear nor did I see many of the "issues".
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House Masters fee was was pretty standard $250 plus a fee for the pool. They guarantee the items they say are in good shape except for appliances. many items were basic weekender fix-ems but it saved me alot of time not having to do those things on move in. Things are always what they appear nor did I see many of the "issues".
Sounds reasonable-Thanks
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