A comprehensive home inspection and high quality report completed in accordance with WA State Standards of Practice. Buyers gain a better understanding of the home's overall condition, and may chose to address the findings with the sellers.
A property inspection generally covers the following areas.
Your home inspector will discuss findings onsite then return to the office to complete the digital report.
Seller's have benefited from obtaining their own home inspection before listing their home on the market. The home inspector will conduct the property inspection in the same manner as a buyer's inspection is completed. Having full knowledge of their home's condition puts them in a much better position to prepare their home for the market, and avoid negotiation pitfalls that often arise. Waiting until a buyer obtains their own inspection puts a seller at risk. Knowledge is power. Let Miller Home Inspection assist you in learning about the condition of your house.
Yes, even new construction should have a home inspection. Homes consist of thousands of parts and pieces, and even the best builders can miss a few things. There is a multitude of subcontractors on site at every project and it is easy for things to slip through the cracks. The fact that the local building inspector has signed off on the home is no guarantee that you will move into a deficiency free home. In fact most homes we inspect will have a list of needed corrections. Why wait to find these problems once you move in? Worse they may be discovered after the short 1 year warranty, or when you go to sell. A property inspection by a qualified home inspector is highly recommended. Miller Home Inspection of Stanwood is ready to evaluate your new construction home.
Maybe you purchased your new home last year and your warranty is about to expire. This would be a great time to have an inspection to reveal any new developments that might be covered by the builder. This is even more important if you never obtained a buyer's inspection, and could expose construction defects and deficiencies. Miller Home Inspection can help.
Harold uses the Home Inspection industries leading report software called Scribeware.
With 25 years of professional home inspection experience Harold Miller knows how to inspect homes right. Since opening Miller Home Inspection in 1997 Harold has inspected thousands of homes while honing those critical defect recognition skills necessary to provide you with the best results. As a former repair and remodeling contractor Harold also brings specialized knowledge and insight above and beyond that of the average inspector. His personal homes have always been a never ending source of home improvement projects. Starting in 1996 he and his wife Kelly tackled their first "fixer upper", well before reality TV shows were around. It was a 1925 Craftsman style home in Everett, WA that needed some work. Remodeling the bathroom, adding a second bathroom, re-plumbing and electrical were on the list. Next came a new construction home on Camano Island, and as with every home there is always a project. Decks, porches, kitchen and baths all got facelifts. Installation of an upstairs laundry, a basement apartment, and construction of a detached shop outbuilding were also added. Then came the 1972 dilapidated bank owned home in Ocean Shores that had been sitting on the market for years. No one wanted to touch it with a 10 foot pole. Harold & Kelly took a risk and immediately started to bring it back to life piece by piece. Most every space needed work and improvements. This tested Harold's framing, plumbing, electrical, and overall remodeling skills again and again. As if this was not enough Harold & Kelly decided to sell their Camano Island home and move to their most challenging fixer upper project in Stanwood, WA. The home had a unique story. Originally it was an early 1900's home in Seattle not far from Green Lake and directly in the path of Interstate 5 during it's construction in the 1960s. The original owners bought the home at auction, disassembled it, and reconstructed it on beautiful Lake Ketchum in 1969. Sadly over the years wear and tear had taken a toll. What was groovy in 1969 was not so much by 2018. The list of what was right with the home was much shorter than what what was wrong. So if you are looking for a home inspector that has more than a textbook knowledge about homes and construction, then you need Harold as your inspector! He has not only seen it, he has done it. "When You Hire Miller Home Inspection You Win!" Harold Miller, Your Stanwood Home Inspector
Miller Home Inspection serves areas along Washington's north I-5 corridor to include North King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom Counties. Including the following cities and their surrounding areas;