The Inspections

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.

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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.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

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.

Pre-Listing Inspection

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.

Vintage Homes

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.

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Jim has performed hundreds of commercial inspections on various properties including; restaurants, medical facilities, retirement facilities, churches, retail structures, office buildings and warehouses.

Commercial property and building inspections (also known as Property Condition Assessments or PCA’s) are important for clients seeking to know the condition of a property or real estate they may be purchasing, leasing, financing or simply maintaining. Property Condition Assessments are due diligence projects associated with commercial real estate. Commercial Building Inspectors generally follow industry accepted guidelines of ASTM E2018, the only recognized standard of major lenders. These commercial inspection standards help both the commercial building inspector and the client to understand the scope agreed to for the inspection including the systems or areas to be inspected and is used as a guide to develop said scopes and procedures.

Depending on client needs or accepted risks, and property types, some inspections can require the involvement of specialists and some can be by a more generalist commercial building inspector or engineer. Of course, each varying degree of review or assessment will incur various costs and time frames.

Once the inspection or Property Condition Assessment is completed, a written report (also known as the Property Condition Report or PCR) is compiled and delivered to the client. The Property Condition Report may include such items as concerns observed, recommendations for repairs or further inspections, opinions of the likely cost of future capital project and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance surveys.