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LOOK FIRST HOMES, LLC
​Look First Home Inspections
​2322 N Revere Rd  Akron, OH 44333
levermann@lookfirsthome.com

Services
Look First Homes Professional Home Inspection
Professional Services
  • ​​General Property Inspection
  • Pre-Listing Property Inspection
  • Rental Property Inspection
  • Four Point Home Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Investment Property Inspection
  • 11 Month Warranty Inspection
  • 4 Point Home Inspection
Pre-Listing Inspection
Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as.
  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
  • It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.
  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • It may relieve prospects' concerns and suspicions.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for any repairs, should be made available to potential buyers.
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General Home Inspection
Buying a home? The process can be stressful.  A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect.  You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time.  This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.  All this, combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming.  What should you do?
 
Relax.  Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about.  However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
 
  • major defects.  An example of this would be a structural failure;
  • things that lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example;
  • things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and
  • safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.
Anything in these categories should be addressed.  Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
 
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection.  Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report.  No home is perfect.  Keep things in perspective.  Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter.  It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.
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Rental Property Inspections
While most landlords will do a quick walk-through of a rental unit at the conclusion of a tenant’s lease, the focus of this walkthrough is to observe damages visible to the human eye. Even property owners must be careful to not place too much trust on appearances alone. Just because a tenant did a spectacular job spot cleaning an apartment prior to moving out, doesn’t mean electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems weren’t abused or compromised.

Many times what seems to be “the perfect tenant” is also someone that’s keeping things from you. They may seem to be problem-free, never calling you with any issues, but they’re also not telling you about a leak in the bedroom ceiling, a slow drip in the bathroom sink, a new crack on the front porch, termites on the deck, or handyman work they attempted themselves on your electrical or plumbing systems.

An apartment inspection at the end of every lease will ensure your rental unit is habitable for the next tenant and document the condition of the structure from one tenant to the next. Necessary repairs can be made prior to the next tenant signing their lease and an investment property owner can justify the rental price they’re asking for by presenting a prospective tenant with a copy of a recent apartment inspection completed by a certified, and experienced inspector.
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New Construction Inspection
Most builders want to build their clients the home of their dreams. Unfortunately homes built today require multiple contractors to complete a home. Builders often times sub this work to contractors. Simple items being missed during the construction process can lead to huge problems for the homeowner down the road. 

Contact Look First Homes, LLC we can monitor the work from beginning to end. From clearing and foundations until the last screw is tightly in place. We will be there to report the defects so it can be addressed before it gets hidden behind a wall. We will work closely with your contractor on scheduling so we can be there to monitor the progress. 

We want you to rest easy as we are, your eyes and ears on your construction project. 
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Four Point Inspections
Look First Homes, LLC will focus only on four main areas of interest in a home: 

  • HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • Electrical wiring and panels
  • Plumbing connections and fixtures
  • Roof

The inspection and report describes the condition and age of these elements.
Insurance companies have become increasingly reluctant to issue Homeowner Insurance Policies on older homes (usually 25 years old or more).
Their common concern is that there may be conditions in an older home that could become a liability to them. For instance; a home with a roof nearing the end of its reliable service life may fail while under the policy and the homeowner may seek reimbursement from their insurance company for damages to the home or its contents. Similar concerns extend to the condition of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems in an older home. If these elements are in poor condition, in need of being updated or replaced or were improperly installed, they may fail and cause fire or water damage to a home.
Newer homes are assumed (by the insurance companies) to not have these problems as frequently as older homes. 
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