Richard Kirkman, ACI
Arkansas Home Inspector #1124
Richard Kirkman has met the rigorous requirements to be a provider of The ASHI Experience, a professional home inspection that combines the highest technical skills and superior customer service. Richard is the only Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer in Arkansas!
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The inspection was so thorough and meticulous – exactly what we wanted. Appreciated the suggestions! A+! - William Ake
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Hiring a certified home inspector will help you avoid a home inspection nightmare.
You would probably never consider buying a car without having a professional mechanic look it over. A home inspector offers you that same consumer protection but the scale of your investment is much greater and therefore much more important when you're buying a house.
House Inspections Will Save You Money
If you're buying, selling, or building a house in Conway, Little Rock, or Pine Bluff, Arkansas then you'd be wise to hire a certified real estate inspector. Buying a home is the largest investment most Americans will make in their lifetime. It's important to learn as much as you can about the condition of the house to minimize unexpected expenses. A home inspector will oftentimes find enough flaws to help you negotiate a lower price on the home you're buying.
It's often too late when you notice that the furnace is near the end of its life, the siding isn't installed correctly, or the roof has been leaking. These types of problems can cost thousands of dollars to repair, but can be avoided by hiring a home inspection service.
Make Money on Arkansas Real Estate Sales
You can gain more from the sale of your home by having your property inspected before a prospective buyer finds a problem. A qualified building inspector will find conditions that you have grown accustomed to or problems you didn't even know about, allowing you the opportunity to repair problems before you're closing.
Take Advantage of Your Home Warranty
Homebuyers often purchase a one year home warranty. A home inspection prior to the policy expiration date can identify problems that may be covered by your home warranty.
A limited 90 day home warranty is also available from Home Inspection Plus. An American Home Warranty begins the day of the house inspection and runs for a minimum of 90 days. Should there be an extended closing period that results in the closing date falling beyond the 90-day period, the limited warranty is then extended to the closing date plus 21 days. With Home Inspection Plus and American Home Warranty, you will be a protected on major components for 90 days.