Jim Turner conducts inspections on single-family dwellings, condominiums, mobile homes, multi-family dwellings and commercial properties of all varieties. All his inspections are performed with a meticulous method to assure that you receive the most detailed inspection possible. All home inspections are performed to the rigorous Standards of Practice ASHI™. If your Real Estate Agent refers a Home Inspector, make sure to ask them if that is the Inspector they would hire to inspect their, or their family’s, homes.
A “home inspection” is a limited, non-invasive, visual examination of the condition of a dwelling, often in connection with the sale of that dwelling. Home inspections are usually conducted by a Home Inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. The Home Inspector also prepares and delivers to the client a written report of the findings. The Home Inspector describes the condition of the dwelling at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a dwelling. It is not an inspection to verify compliance with appropriate codes. “Building Inspection” is a term often used for building code compliance inspections in the United States. These inspections can only be performed by an inspector representing the local jurisdiction.
A Home Inspector is sometimes confused with a “real estate appraiser”. A Home Inspector determines the condition of a structure, whereas an appraiser determines the value of a property.
A Pre-Purchase inspection is performed for the potential home buyer. Pre-Purchase inspections are the most common type of inspection in California. The persons purchasing the property hire an inspector to help identify significant defects and other issues, so they can make an informed decision about purchasing the property. This type pf inspection is also performed for property investors.
In most areas of the country, the Home Inspection is performed for the Seller, not the Buyer. A Pre-Listing Inspection is a home inspection performed for the sellers before the property is put on the market. The seller can elect to share the report with any potential buyers or to make any necessary repairs, so the house is known to be in good condition encouraging a quick sale. This inspection serves to provide a true “As-Is” situation. The Pre-Listing inspection also provides the seller with the opportunity to possibly recover any repair costs.
In the beginning of his career, Jim worked the Pasadena CA. area almost exclusively. This provided the opportunity for him to eventually become a specialist on craftsman and other vintage home construction.