As your home inspector, I'll provide you with an unbiased, professional, detailed, comprehensive inspection of your new home. And your inspection process will never be a rushed one. Three to four hours are spent inspecting the average home. When performing a home inspection, I make comments on every detail I would want to know if I were the one buying the home. Home inspection is not a hobby for me; it is my full-time business, and I'll be honored to be your home consultant.
Ongoing education is very important to me so I can keep abreast of the ever-changing building codes and new construction methods. I am actively involved in the north San Diego chapter of CREIA (the California Real Estate Inspection Association), where I have served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. One of my proudest achievements is obtaining the MCI (Master CREIA Inspector) designation. Only about 10% of the CREIA inspectors taking the MCI exam pass it. See for yourself the difference an MCI home inspector makes! I am also an ICC Residential Combination Inspector, a certification even fewer home inspectors have obtained!
As a certified infrared thermographer, I also offer a wide range of add-on services to compliment your home inspection. I can perform a complete spectrum of infrared scans utilizing the most modern technology to discover and diagnose moisture intrusion issues, energy efficiency, electrical issues, mechanical issues, and roof leakage.
I provide a high-level inspection. I want you to be so satisfied with your home inspection that you tell your family, friends, and colleagues about the great service given by First Choice Inspections. My business grows one satisfied client at a time!
I just finished conducting a home inspection in Escondido, CA. The home was built in 1965, had recently been purchased by an investor, and was placed back on the market after rehabbing was done. Many of these "flip" homes look beautiful inside (new paint, flooring, granite countertops, new appliances, etc.), but I've noticed two areas often overlooked by the rehabber; the garage and the attic area. This home had asbestos ducting present in the attic. Asbestos fibers, if ingested, can present a serious health hazard. Removal, clean-up, and replacement can be quite expensive. Take a look at the ducts in your attic area. If they resemble the ones you see here, you should have the material lab tested to see if it contains asbestos, or you can call me, Steve Stenros, MCI- First Choice Inspections at 888-335-3040.
Home inspections are a major concern for most consumers. Here are some common questions asked by the consumer: Is the home inspector qualified? Who is the home inspector working for- me or the agent? How much should I pay for a home inspection? How thorough will the home inspector be?
As a client of First Choice Inspections, you always receive a thorough, un-biased inspection of the subject property. The condition of the home is reported in an honest fashion, In other words, the home "is what it is".
The length of inspection depends on the size, age, and condition of the home. You will receive a personal walk-through of the property at the end of your home inspection where you will be shown any material defects found during the inspection. You can get any questions answered regarding your new home. The final report, complete with photos, will be emailed to you within 24 hours in most cases. View a sample home inspection report.
Inspection fees are individually quoted and will vary according to the size and age of the home. It is not a good idea to shop around for a cheap inspection! A less-experienced inspector will miss important items and it will end up costing you a lot more than the $100 you saved! Remember, a quality home inspection is never expensive, it is priceless!
Master CREIA Inspector #0115
ICC Residential Combination Inspector #5251439
Level 1 Infrared Thermographer #7791
FHA/HUD Inspector #V975
203k Consultant #S0611
|James- Mira Mesa
|"Wow, Steve! Very impressive work. I admire and respect your attention to detail and follow-up. It is nice to see such quality work and someone who takes pride in what they do. I appreciate your report. You have excellent customer service. Thank you for your assistance in our first home buying process. You have helped us feel better about our experience."
|Tom Trujillo (Realtor: SD Homes)- San Diego, CA
|"I need to let you know that your incredibly positive attitude every time I see you is inspiring to me. Thanks for making my day every time we meet!"
|Ken Zander- Fallbrook, CA
|"You did an incredible job! This is a very impressive presentation. Thank you for your conscientious work. This is very helpful!"
|Colleen Moore (President- Golden Equity Mortgage)- San Diego, CA
|"That home inspection is literally the best I've seen in my 25 years in this business!!!"
|Gary & Adrienne Grajek- Rancho Bernardo, CA
|"Your home inspection report was well done and we really liked all the pictures with everything pointed out! Thanks again."
|Traci Bass (Realtor: Coldwell Banker)- Escondido, CA
|"You are the best, and I really enjoy working with you. The only negative thing I hear from my buyers is, "I hope he doesn't inspect MY house!". They all appreciate how detailed you are with your home inspection. Have a great day!"
|"Thank you for the wonderful home inspection! I feel like I'm in such good hands. It is wonderful to have your expertise and to know we have identified the issues. Your kindness and professionalism are very special. Thanks again for your thoroughness."
|Linda Odegaard- Temecula, CA
|"I like the way this home inspection report is put together. This information is very helpful. Great job and thank you very much!"
CREIA MCI & ICC residential combination inspector- San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Poway, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos, Temecula