Congratulations! Your offer was accepted on a home. It is big investment...in fact, it is most everyone’s single largest investment.
Did you make a wise decision? Did you do your "home" work"?
Will this home serve your needs?
Time to get to work.
You were cautious and wise.
You have an Inspection contingency agreed to in your contract.
Now is the time to hire a state licensed inspector. The countdown is active for your number of days to complete your home/property inspections. Time to choose. If you have a home in a rural setting, you will be checking out the well and septic systems that serve the property as well as at the dwelling.
This is an important decision.
How do you choose an inspector?
Here are a few ideas:
Ask your friends if they recommend an inspector.
Do an Internet search for inspectors in the area your new home is located in.
Ask your Realtor who other customers have utilized in past transactions.
Find an inspector with multiple credentials. Can your plumber inspect the well, test the water, inspect the septic - install or repair the well and septic system, test the soil?
Once you have a few suggestions - call and talk with them. Are they easy to get a hold of?
Do you communicate well together?
Will the inspector be able to work within you time restraint agreed to in the offer to purchase contract? Does the inspector email the information and photos to you in the event you cannot be at the inspection in person?
Keep an open mind. Inspectors are here to help educate you about the home you are buying.
No home is perfect. Building and how we use are homes are not a perfect science. Building codes evolve and homes can be updated. Homes are a work in process from the day you take ownership. Some homeowners are very handy....others should not run or own power tools or even own a hammer. Know and respect your abilities...watch a video, ask a friend or parent for help, hire a contractor. The opportunities are endless.
(Note to self: which category do you fall into?)
Here are a few area inspectors we have had the pleasure of working with through transactions.
A to Z Home Inspection Services, LLC - Patrick Brennan 715-499-1029
Cornerstone Home Inspections of WI, LLC – Rick Alstad 715-370-0977 God's Country home Inspecitons - Mark Sumption 715-966-3131
Pro Home Inspection Services, Mark Skinner 715-369-5823
Wisconsin Valley Home Inspections, Dan Oberman 715-370-0131
Sandry Plumbing & Heating, Paul or Steven 715-612-9601 or 715-612-0996
Arnott Plumbing & Heating, Tom or John Arnott 715-453-2435 or 715-966-0056
Hetzel Plumbing 715-453-3715 or 715-966-0042
Absolute Electric – Andy Schoone 715-453-2868
Myre Electric – Robin Myre 715-966-4397
Premier Heating & Cooling 715-453-4700 or 715-551-1314
Hilgy's LP Gas 715-453-3505
Fraiser's Heating Cooling 715-804-0685
Janssen Heating & Cooling 715-536-1503
Roofing & General Contractors:
Werner Construction - Paul Werner 715-612-3781
Bayer Construction - Mitch Bayer 715-453-5190 Krings Construction, Inc - Mike & Darlene Krings 715-451-0168
Wisconsin Roofing Systems - 888-254-0224
Amelse Construction, LLC – Tim Amelse 715-453-2746
Renn Masonry – Jeff Renn 715-453-7415
This list is a work in process. If you have a recommendation to add to this list - let us know and we will add your suggestion.
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