Home Inspection

The Experience Advantage

Norcon Home Solutions brings many years of Construction and Inspection experience to your doorstep. This unique blend of professional expertise is used to conduct a thorough examination of your home’s construction & equipment.

The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make.You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards. Of course, a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.

What does a Home Inspection Include?

The average time for an inspection on a typical 3-bedroom home usually takes 2 to 4 hours, depending upon the number of bathrooms, kitchens, fireplaces, attics, etc., that need to be inspected.  As Certified Professional Home Inspectors, Norcon Home Solutions Has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a thorough and professional, non-invasive, visual inspection of your home. Outside the home, we will check the exterior walls, roof, driveway, deck, etc., then we will move inside to examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows. The heating, air-conditioning,plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic and basement or crawl space. 

key items that buyers should consider when viewing the report

  • Inspections are not code-compliance evaluations.
  • Inspection reports are not structural engineering reports.
  • Systems and components that are off during the inspection are not tested or reactivated.
  • Buyers should consult with and ask questions of owners and their representatives.
  • Roof inspections and their components are typically done by an inspector walking on the roof. However, steeply sloped roofs or roofs covered with a material that can be damaged will be inspected from the eave or by binoculars.
  • Reports are confidential and are meant exclusively for our client.
  • Inspectors typically will not find each and every defect in a building; hence buyers should anticipate future typical defects and deficiencies. Inspectors typically do not provide warranties or guarantees with their inspections and reports. Buyers should therefore not rely on the inspection as any form of insurance policy.
  • Further evaluation by specialists is recommended for any areas showing defects/deficiencies.
  • A final walk-through inspection should be carried out the day before passing by the new owners to double-check the condition of the building.

Pre-List Inspections

If you are a current home owner who is thinking about selling your home and buying another one, you will want to have your new home inspected before committing to the purchase.  With this in mind, having your existing home 

inspected before listing it on the market can be equally beneficial.  Well over 90% of all home buyers will have their new house inspected.  Now, this may cause you to ask, “If the buyer is going to have my house inspected before buying it, why should I have a pre-listing inspection?”

1)  You can have defects discovered and repaired by qualified professionals before you put your house on the market.  Unknown or undiscovered defects that are brought to light by the buyer’s home inspector could become obstacles that delay the sale of your house.  From our experience, a home sale typically falls through because the house has multiple defects and issues that make the house appear to be in poor condition.  Too many defects  devalues a house in the eyes of the buyer.

2)  If repairs need to be made, you can take the time to get the best prices possible from qualified professionals that are licensed in the appropriate fields of expertise.  Save all receipts so you can show the buyer the repair work was done properly.

3)  If a buyer knows a problem has been discovered and corrected beforehand, it raises their perception of the condition of the house.  Well maintained houses are more attractive to buyers.  The fewer the number of defects, the better the house looks.

4)  Knowing the condition of your house before listing it can help you price the house accordingly.

5)  The pre-listing inspection could alert you to safety issues you didn’t know existed.

6)  The real estate market is currently overstocked with houses for sale.  Having a pre-listing inspection can make your house stand out from the crowd.

Experienced & First Time Home Buyers

Whether you are an experienced home owner or it is your first home purchase, buying a home can be an overwhelming experience. Norcon Home Solutions will spend as much time as is necessary at your home inspection to answer your questions and help you understand the condition of the house you want to buy. Not only will we point out any noted defects but we will help you understand how things should look when done properly and how to recognize some defects on your own.No concern you may have is too small and the only silly questions are the ones not asked. The home inspection is your best opportunity to get to know as much about your new house as possible. And if you have a question or concern you forgot to mention, call us. Phone consultation is always free.

Bank Owned, Foreclosed, and Vacant Properties

The housing market is made up of many bank owned, foreclosed, and vacant properties. The utilities such as gas, water, and electrical service are often times shut off in these houses. If you are considering buying one of these properties, you should take steps well before the home inspection to ensure that all utilities will be on for your inspection. Systems that are off or shut down at the time of the inspection cannot be properly inspected. The responsibility and costs of having utilities turned is sometimes shared between the owner of the property and you the buyer. We recommend verifying the status of the utilities in the house with your realtor and taking the appropriate steps to have all utilities turned on prior to your home inspection.

Contact Us

Norcon Home Solutions LLC

6475 132nd st n, White Bear Lake, MN 55110, US

(651) 238-6751