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Uli was incredible! She had flexible hours so that we could get her in on a short notice general inspection. She was very responsive, worked with us, answered all our crazy up front questions (we are first time home buyers of a house built in 1907) and got us in. She was right on time, brought all needed tools for the job, and got into all the corners of the house. She took great, high quality pictures, went over all the problem areas and wrote up an incredibly detailed report.
I will be using her for any future inspections and will be referring to all of our friends and family. She was the best!
- Whitney R.
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Before I asked
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to inspect a house, I contacted
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Inspection to discuss about a house with water damage history. It was a huge concern for me when I see the water damage history from property disclosure, and I want to make sure the house is worth for the money. But I have no idea what should I check.
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told me to ask the receipts about every work done for the water damage, and it was a home run. In the brief property disclosure, the water damage looks so tiny compared to its reality. After I go through the work receipts, I decided to walk away from the home.
Then, I asked
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to inspect my new house because I think
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Inspection has good enough professionalism. Indeed, I asked same question regards to the water damage to several inspection companies, and answer from
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Inspection was most useful. I arrived at the property to be inspected about 5 minutes earlier to the appointment time, but
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was already there and already working on the outside inspection. His detailed report with lots of useful picture was great, too. Since I am a first-time home buyer, I asked lots of questions about remodeling home, paint job process, roof replacements, and etc, he was very kindly answered all of my questions. In addition, he did not forget to give me commend about installing window safety bar because he knew I have toddler kids during our conversation.
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worked great as a professional, and also feel like an uncle. I am still in the middle of the buying process, but it was a great experience to work with
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, and I learned a lot about house maintenance.
- Youngki C.
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We used
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for our home inspection for a house that we were wanting to purchase. My parents had used him for their home inspection on a house they purchased two years, and he had come recommended from a family member. He had charged $375 two years ago and my stepfather felt that he did an excellent job.
This time around, he charged us $475 and my parents just figured prices had gone up. He was punctual and nice, but when it came time to do the report he did not answer some of our questions, and then proceeded to deflect questions and suggested that we get further inspection by plumbers, electricians, etc.
Once we got the report we had more questions than answers - many boxes were checked "
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- not inspected" and he told us very vaguely that the house was in decent condition. After looking over the report and still feeling unsure since many of our questions were not answered, we hired a really great remodeling contractor to give us a second opinion.
The remodeling contractor (who we found on the
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Homebuilders Association website) was fantastic and brought many problems to our attention that was not listed in the inspection report or discussed with us. The contractor went further to say that these were issues that were obvious, and when he pointed them out to us even we could see them. After using the inspection report as a basis, the contractor was really surprised that the things he saw were not on the original report.
The contractors estimates and observations ultimately
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us to actually backing out of the home purchase. We were told by
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that many of these things could possibly be fixed and he downplayed and overlooked many issues of the house. Not only did we feel that he overcharged but we felt that he gave us an inadequate inspection and an inaccurate picture of the house that we almost purchased (and thankfully did not). Granted, the home owners had lived there for 40 years and were unaware of many of these problems - but that is why it is so important to have a good inspector, and have someone who can inform you properly.
I feel sad writing this review, because he is a really nice guy and I'm not sure what happened. I am even sadder, however, that I had to get a second opinion after spending all that money. The contractor ended up not even charging us for the two hours he was there because he felt so bad for us with all of the misinformation we had received from this inspector. It is scary to think that we almost made a terrible mistake by purchasing that home, seeing as though it would have needed way more work than we were originally told to even get it to where it would have been a safe and healthy house to live in (i.e. - no ventilation on the crawlspace, little ventilation in the roof, the inspector did not go into the attic or much of the crawlspace so we don't even know if there was mold…).
Overall, I would not suggest this inspector to anyone :(
- Alexandra P.
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was great. He thoroughly inspected a house for us, finding some issues that were really helpful to know about. We would definitely recommend him.
- Melissa L.
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was on time and recommended by our realtor. He let me follow him around and ask a ton of questions about what he was looking at and what issues he might see. His report covered everything that I remembered from his inspection and was thorough with pictures.
Two things stood out in my mind after the inspection that I should have asked about at the time of the inspection. Firstly, he didn't bring the equipment necessary to look at our roof or our attic. I should have cancelled the inspection right then and rescheduled at a time when he would have the appropriate equipment but I was a first time buyer and way too optimistic. Secondly, the home showed signs of water damage that I didn't know how to identify at the time but he should have. There is cracking/peeling paint around several windows, uneven wall surfaces, and the laminate flooring is bubbling underneath a window. Subsequent contractors have showed me these issues when at the house for other issues.
Overall, there haven't been major issues that we would have included in the repair requests to the seller but I definitely learned my lesson. If an inspector doesn't have the tools necessary to do an inspection, call it off to reschedule or find a different inspector.
- Jill S.
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was fantastic. He was thorough and professional. He did a great job and we couldn't have gotten a better inspection for our new home. I feel very lucky to have had him as an inspector and confident that we know about the repairs needed for our house. He was also very responsive with questions that we had after the inspection. We would highly recommend him!
- Chris A.
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Overall, we found the inspection to be very thorough and helpful. There were a couple minor items that were missing from the report, but we were present at the inspection, so when I noticed the items were not included in the report, I asked for a revision and received one promptly.
- Amy T.
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Walker conducted the inspection when we were buying our new house; she was one of two inspectors our agent highly recommended. What a great experience, from our very first contact! I called and left messages with both inspectors on a Sunday afternoon--
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called back that night. When I told her we were first-time homebuyers, she was so sweetly and genuinely excited for us, I couldn't wait to meet her. The inspection itself was fascinating and thorough--it was amazing the things she thought to look at and check, that we never would have! She called out even the smallest issues needing attention--nothing deal-breaking from a purchase perspective, but a lot of things that are now on our home improvement list to address as time and money allow. We proceeded with the purchase in high confidence that
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's eagle-eyed attention hadn't missed a single issue that would become a post-close GOTCHA.
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was utterly professional, while still being highly personable. I arrived just a bit before our appointment time, and she was not only already there, she'd had a look at the roof already (our agent was also on-site--I was the last one to the party!) She encouraged us to walk around with her, ask any questions that occurred to us, and explained anything we didn't understand as she commented on her findings. It was informative, fun, and comfortable, and at the end, I felt like I really knew my new house, quirks and all.
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reviewed her findings with us at the end of the inspection, and had her full report to us promptly the next day.

I hope I won't need another home inspection any time soon, but will always call on
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when I do--and in the meantime, I happily and strongly recommend her services to anyone who is in the
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- Kari F.
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was professional; he was on time, courteous, respectful of the property and asked pertinent questions about the age and care of the home. He also answered a PLETHORA of questions that we, the sellers, had regarding what was necessary versus cosmetic or ancillary in terms of getting the most for our 'pre-sale repairs" money. He has much experience and advised not only what SHOULD be done, but the scope of the amount we should pay for the work. He also provided a list of contractors that he has either directly worked with in the past and can speak for their reputation or contractors whom have been referred to him by people he respects. He was not biased toward any of them, though he did help us out of a tricky situation with regard to standing water in the basement and informed us that were other alternatives to what one company in particular was selling us. In the end, we took his advice and save almost $7000.
He inspected all parts of the house in a quiet and diligent manner and reported back to us as he went along as to what his findings were. He informed us of some relatively minor fixes we could make (roof inspection/certification, sewer scope, chimney repair, oil tank decommissioning) that would go a long way toward helping us get the most for the house when we put it up for sale and he made sure we knew what was the . His report was ready and emailed almost immediately after the appointment with plenty of corresponding photos and explanations of his findings. It is a very good and accurate record of the state of the house as it stands and has been useful in explaining issues to other contractors. He was available afterwards to answer some questions that arose and said he was happy to help at any time.
- Toni W.
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The company was responsive to calls/emails to get a date set up and
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was on time and very thorough. He had the report complete with pictures ready for me by email later that day. He was professional, courteous and thorough and I would definitely hire him again.
- Mary K.
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All Home Inspectors in Portland, OR

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A 2 Z Home Inspections

PO Box 2019
Beaverton, OR

A Division of Stumptown Construction Inc

4804 NW Bethany Blvd
Portland, OR

A Guy I Know Inc

2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. #345
Beaverton, OR

A-1 Analysis Inc

PO BOX 881
Clackamas, OR

A-1 Energy Efficiency Consulting

4215 26th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

A-Team Home Inspections, Inc.

PO Box 4120
Hillsboro, OR

Accurite Building Inspections

7341 SW Laview Drive
Portland, OR

ADVANCED HOME INSPECTIONS

Po Box 1181
Longview, WA

Advanced Timber & Fire Company, LLC.

11048 SW Greenburg RD Unit 140
Tigard, OR

Alf Solutions

9530 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR

ALLPOINTS HOME INSPECTIONS LLC

6715 NE 63rd St Ste 103
Vancouver, WA

AMERICAN HOME MAINTENANCE

4015 N CONCORD AVE
Portland, OR

American Plumbing Services LP

5905 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service

4713 NE 39th St
Vancouver, WA

APEX HOME INSPECTIONS, INC.

8305 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley, OR

ASAP HOME INSPECTION

1216 158TH ST
Vancouver, WA

Associated Inspection Firm Inc

PO Box 823052
Vancouver, WA

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