My House Your House A Guide to Inspecting Your Home Purchase
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(Jun 30, 2004)
Hi Ken! Here s my testimonial - feel free to edit: When I walked up the deck stairs, I was experiencing love at first site. The view of the lake was gorgeous. When Ken first walked up the deck stairs, his experience was quite different. He noticed that the first step was dangerous and not the proper measurements for the human step. I was blinded by the light that sparkled off the lake. I couldn t see that the poorly installed insulation in the A-Frame roof had cooked the wood. I couldn t see poorly installed fixtures and exposed wires. It goes on and on from there. Ken truly saved me from making a huge mistake. I was hearing the morning birds in my ears, not the tens of thousands of dollars that would only be the beginning in repairs and renovations. Phew! I thank my lucky stars that Ken is reputable and honest in his daily work. He doesn t just go through the motions of inspection but combs through the crawl space, wires, plumbing, fixtures, attic, and insulation, everything interior and exterior but also gives you detailed report of his findings. And believe me, if it is going to be an aggravation, dangerous or costly repair to the potential home owner, you want Ken there to point it out to you and help you understand the magnitude of the problem. Now on the flip side: You know Ken works for you. So when he gives you a clean bill of health on the house, it means that you have truly found home sweet home! Happy house hunting! Audrey Pukash Chapel Hill side of Durham. --TBK Inspections web-site
Hey Ken, Congratulations on completing your video. I think it's a terrific idea and I hope you make lots of money and can retire soon. ( I can hope for you anyways.) I've had to put my house hunting on a back burner due to not knowing if I'm losing my job, etc. If I don't move though, I am going to refinance and fix my place up. You were so right about getting people to come out and give me prices. What a nightmare. I wish you all the best with your new product, I predict it will be a big seller. Everyone should have one, even if you're not moving, just to help you keep your house in shape. Good luck. Debbie High Durham, NC. --TBK Inspections web-site
Kenneth, Thanks for your follow-up to my questions, I truly appreciate your time and very quick response. I actually purchased your inspection video from amazon.com back in February of this year, positive feedback was also left for your account. The fact that you took the time to answer my email so quickly shows your good character. I actually just completed another positive review of your video on amazon.com as it is well deserved (go check it out). Again, I just want to say that I appreciate your help and information; your advice will definitely help me to be a better, more informed home inspector. Best Regards, Kal --TBK Inspections web-site
From the Contributor
Below are some of the Key Benefits for you, along with the areas inspected on my video. "Let My knowledge be your buying power!"
FUNDAMENTAL KEY BENEFITS:
1) Critical Advice to Help You: This DVD takes you through two hours of an actual inspection, to let you know the hard facts. This information will be invaluable to you in a home purchase, sale or ownership that is designed to save you money at every step of the way.
2) Safety Concerns: Eliminate safety hazards to make your home safe for you and your family. Help prevent accidents before they happen! Learn about problems before making that crucial decision that could cost you thousands of dollars.$$$
3) In-Depth Home Inspection Topics: Beginner or expert, this DVD is easy to understand and use to get all of the important information you need. Never buy, sell or remodel a home without this! This DVD covers numerous topics and shows the potential repair problems found when buying or selling a home. By identifying any problem conditions before you buy or sell, you'll be able to understand the process and save money.
TABLE of CONTENTS
THE OPERATING SYSTEMS INSPECTION
Heating Systems, Air-Conditioning Systems, Domestic Water Heaters, Plumbing System, Well Water Systems, Electrical System, Gas Service,
Roof, Roof Ventilation, Chimneys, Siding, Fascia, Soffits, Gutters, Downspouts, Windows, Screens and Storms, Entrances, Steps and Porches, Walks, Patios, Decks, Drainage and Grading of Exterior, Driveways, Garage
Kitchen, Bathrooms, Floors and Stairs, Walls and Ceilings, Windows and Doors, Fireplaces, Attic Inspection, Attic Ventilation, Attic Insulation
LOWER LEVEL INSPECTION
Basement, Crawl Spaces, Water Penetration, Insulation, Crawlspace ventilation.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a two-hour video of an actual home inspection that licensed Professional Home Inspector Ken Tabak directs the viewer intricately through room by room. No detail is left unturned. From how to assess a home's foundation to determining roof condition, Ken knowledgeably informs clients of what to anticipate in terms of home inspection. Not only does he speak of home condition, but also how to maintain a home properly and economically. These home maintenance tips are invaluable!!
In this video, Ken lends his twenty years of home inpecting expertise to viewers in a concise, easy to understand, and compassionate manner. Viewers will truly feel like much more informed consumers in their personal home buying experience. A thorough Home Inspections Checklist is included in the DVD purchase. This is a great tool to not only accompany you during a home inspection, but to aid in the ever-important decision making process of whether a certain home fits your family's needs and budget.
Having had Mr. Tabak perform two home inspections personally, I can truly attest that his knowledge greatly imparted my ability to choose a home wisely.
I guarantee that after viewing this video and coupling it with Mr. Tabak's concise Home Inspection Check List, your home buying journey will be one that is empowering, well-informed, and ultimately rewarding.
Buying the right home for you and your family is an important decision, let it be one made with confidence!