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5-Point Major-Items Inspection

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    If It's Got Good Bones, You've Got A Good House

    What Is It?

    This is the inspection of ONLY the 5 major areas present in every home.

    ONLY the costly, intrusive, structural, and meaty parts of the home that have the capacity to scare most people away or BLOCK the sale when things go wrong:

    The 5 Major Areas:

    No fluff and no extras.  It’s like the Spirit Airlines OF home inspection.

    Who Is It For?

    It’s for the bare bones buyer or real estate investor who is NOT interested in anything outside the 5 major areas listed above.

    Whether you know enough about homes not to be concerned, you’re buying the property as-is, funds are tight, or it’s a major rehab, all that matters to you is THE BONES.

    What's The Difference?

    These 5 areas produce 80% of the reasons homebuyers change their minds and WALK AWAY from a home they may have loved just 5 minutes before.

    Why Does It Work?

    Have you heard of Vilfredo Pareto?

    He was the Italian economist and polymath who created the Pareto Principle (aka the 80/20 rule) in 1906.

    It was originally used to describe the distribution of land ownership and wealth in Italty, but later became the rule for cause and effect outcomes in nearly all naturally-occurring phenomena.

    And THAT’S why it works.

    Because over the years I’ve watched the same 5 areas play a disproportionately large role in the demise of countless deals  – NO matter how big or how old the home.

    And these major areas NEVER change.

    What we inspect

    1. Foundation

    What Is Inspected:

    2. Plumbing

    What Is Inspected:

    3. Roof

    What Is Inspected:

    Roof

    Attic

    4. Electrical

    What Is Inspected:

    5. HVAC

    What Is Inspected:

    Heating

    Cooling

    Major-Item Sample Inspection Reports

    Our Major-item inspection is designed with the real estate investor or bare bones buyer in mind.

    This beefy inspection covers:
    • Foundation
    • Plumbing
    • Roof
    • Electrical
    • HVAC (heating and cooling) systems

    Check out the sample home inspection reports below: ↓↓

    Major-Item Sample Inspection Report of 1-Year Old Home

    Major-Item Sample Inspection Report of 40-Year Old Home

    Major-Item Sample Inspection Report of 115-Year Old Home

    Compare Inspections

    Items Full 5-Point
    1. LANDSCAPING YES NO
    2. EXTERIOR . .
    Foundation YES YES
    3. COOLING . .
    Type of system YES YES
    Refrigerant lines YES YES
    Air distribution YES YES
    Condenser unit YES YES
    Evaporator unit YES YES
    Operating controls YES YES
    4. ROOF . .
    Gutters YES YES
    Downspouts YES YES
    Roof covering YES YES
    Flashings YES YES
    Soffits and fascias YES YES
    Roof ventilation YES YES
    Skylights YES YES
    Chimneys YES YES
    Penetrations YES YES
    5. CARPORT YES NO
    6. ATTIC . .
    Roof structure YES YES
    Attic access YES YES
    Skylights YES YES
    Chimneys YES YES
    Penetrations YES YES
    Insulation YES YES
    Ventilation YES YES
    Fans YES YES
    Exhaust YES YES
    Circuit wiring YES YES
    7. ALL ROOMS YES NO
    8. BATHROOMS YES NO
    9. HALLS/STAIRS YES NO
    10. KITCHEN YES NO
    11. FIREPLACES YES NO
    12. GARAGE YES NO
    13. BASEMENT . .
    Foundation YES YES
    Walls YES YES
    Rim joists YES YES
    Floor joists YES YES
    Smoke detector YES YES
    Floor YES YES
    Ceiling YES YES
    Sub-floor YES YES
    Columns YES YES
    Beams YES YES
    Posts YES YES
    Circuit wiring YES YES
    14. LAUNDRY YES NO
    15. HEATING . .
    Energy source YES YES
    Operating controls YES YES
    Flues and vents YES YES
    Heat in living spaces YES YES
    Furnace enclosure YES YES
    Heating equipment YES YES
    Safety controls YES YES
    Heat distribution YES YES
    CO detector in space YES YES
    16. PLUMBING . .
    Water supply YES YES
    Interior drains YES YES
    Interior waste YES YES
    Interior vents YES YES
    Water heater YES YES
    Water main valve YES YES
    Water lines YES YES
    Gas lines YES YES
    Sump pumps YES YES
    Run water (vacant) YES YES
    17. ELECTRICAL . .
    Service entrance YES YES
    Sub-panel YES