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Tips for Homebuyers

Inside our free, downloadable booklet, we provide you with valuable tips that can help streamline your real estate transaction by making it go quicker and smoother with the help of your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector.

 

Click the download button to get the Tips for Homebuyers Book now.

What We Inspect and Why

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer.  Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns. 

  1. Interior, exterior, walls, windows, and doors

  2. HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)

  3. Basement, crawlspace, and structure

  4. Fireplace

  5. Roof and attic

  6. Electrical

  7. Plumbing

House systems and components in a home inspection.

Meet Your Inspector

JOSHUA CREPPS

First and foremost, I am a family man. My wife and I have 11 exceptional children. These guys & gals are the fuel that drive my long days.

 

I am a Certified Master Inspector licensed to provide services in Kentucky. My knowledge as a home inspector is based on 20 years of experience in the residential, commercial, and industrial construction industry and over the past 12 years, I’ve inspected nearly 5000 homes…

 

I am a Building Performance Institute certified Building Analyst. I have been certified by the Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Additionally, I am a previous Safety Specialist for the world's largest online retailer. I have a passion for the work I do. I am able to use my skills and knowledge in each of these areas to provide an accurate, thorough, and unbiased inspection of your potential home. I follow the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors standards of practice and the guidelines set forth by the state of Kentucky.

 

I designed and built both homes my family has lived in. My first home I built in the evenings after work and on the weekends. It took me several years but we lived there happily till we outgrew it. I didn’t dig the foundation, but I poured the footers, installed the ridge shingles, and everything else in between. I learned quite a lot building that house, even though I’d been in the construction trade my whole life. For our next home, I designed it myself, drew the plans, and spent six months sleeping in my Prius till we were able to move in. God bless my wife for taking care of the kids by herself.

 

Anyone can decide to get their home inspection license. Half of those individuals will pass their state exam and get their license. Unfortunately, an even smaller fraction of those individuals will continue to inspect homes past their first year. There are several reasons behind this, but one of them is the sheer amount of knowledge an inspector needs. A level of knowledge most adequately gained by spending a lifetime in the industry.

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Buy-Back Guarantee Is Included

If the home inspector misses a covered item, InterNACHI® will buy the home. The Guarantee may be honored for up to 90 days after closing. Additional terms and conditions apply, and the details are available at www.nachi.org/buy. ​

InterNACHI buy back guarantee

We Educate Our Clients

During the home inspection, we will show you how everything in your house works, how to maintain it, and how to save home energy. I will include a 100-page home maintenance book along with your home inspection report. Scientific evidence demonstrates a solid relationship between housing conditions and human health. I will make sure your home supports your health. 

Gears to how a home works.

how it works

A paint brush for home maintenance.

how to maintain it

A house that's energy efficient.

how to save energy

Watch this 2-min video.

My Promise

Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. 

Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. 

This, I promise you.

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