Big Island Inspections by
Pacific Inspection Group
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Hawaii Homebuyers: What Really Matters?

So much goes into purchasing a house. Let Pacific Inspection Group take care of what really matters.

Whether it's your first home or one of many, the process of buying a home can be stressful, and a little scary. Getting a professional home inspection can give you peace of mind, but reviewing and absorbing the results of the inspection may bring all that stress back. Theres quite a bit of information to process and understand in a short time. Your new home's inspection report can often include the written report plus checklists, photographs, environmental reports, the seller's disclosure form to review, and more.

Professionals advise: Relax. While there appears to be overwhelming information about your new home, most of it will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies, and minor imperfections. All of these things are nice to know about, of course, but shouldn't cause concern.  The issues that really matter will fall into one of four categories:

1. A Major Defect

2. Something that could lead to a Major Defect

3. Something that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure your new home.

4. Safety hazards

Anything in your inspection report that falls into one of these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property, and often times sellers will be willing to work with you to get these items corrected to close the sale.

Of course, you should realize that your seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. If there are items that fall into one of the major categories, talk it over with your Realtor and come up with a short list of items you want fixed (or an adjustment made in the sale price for).  At the same time, remember that no home is perfect. If you can keep things in perspective, you won't kill the deal over things that don't matter.

Your Realtor is the best person to guide you in this negotiation, but if you have any questions about your home inspection report, I am here to help, just give me a call. 

Call (808) 344-0974 or contact us to schedule your Hawaii home inspection today!

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Here's what our clients say about us:

I felt very confident in my decision to buy a home as a result of Pacific Inspection Group’s thorough inspection. Tom arrived early before everyone. I was concerned that he would be overwhelmed by our presence, but Tom took it all in stride. He politely asked us to let him look around the home and its exterior by himself and promised to return and take us around to talk about the details of his inspection. He took the time to identify the major defects & patiently answered all my questions. He assured me that his report would cover everything we spoke about. We were with him a good two hours and there wasn't a hint of annoyance.

There were no scare tactics or pushes to use his contacts for contracting work and he even suggested timelines for repair ("beyond due for repair" vs. "in the next five to eight years", etc.), which was very helpful in renegotiating an offer on the house. His verbal report was just as thorough as the written report, which followed via email (with pictures)! The reporting was beyond what I had expected and Tom was very professional. Best of all, I was told we could call any time - even years from now - for any follow up questions regarding the inspection and photos, which will be helpful as we make repairs and improvements down the road.

I highly recommend Tom & Pacific Inspection Group’s services without reservations!

Dr Cally L Adams

6/29/13 Inspection Date


Did You Know...

Under-sea volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago formed the islands of Hawaii.





Pacific Inspection Group
Tom Burgess
16-566 Keeau-pahoa Rd Ste 188-138
Keaau Hi 96749
Ph: 808-985-8554
808-344-0974

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