House Inspect Blog
Home buying advice and tips from an experienced registered builder.
Spotlight On Termites
One in three houses in South Australia has issues with termite attacks. The average household spends $800 per year on maintenance from termite attacks but it’s just something that we’re all really lax about. We can’t see it, so it’s not there.
Find out how you spot them and what do you need to know about termites?
The Importance Of Progress Stage Inspections
If you’re building a new home, adding an extension or undergoing a renovation then part of your contract will say that at milestones throughout that building progress there will be payments that need to be made.
Discover why Progress Stage Inspections are so important.
Commercial Property Inspections
When you rent a commercial building, you’re responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. As a part of your lease you are also responsible for all of the outgoings in a typical commercial lease. You need an inspection done when you move in so that you know the condition of the building first and have it in writing.
Discover the security that a commercial property inspection can provide.
Case Study: 1
The owner of a 2 story property had a problem with water leaking through the bathroom floors upstairs into the downstairs ceiling.
Discover how much time and money a house inspection by House Inspection Australia saved the owner.
Mike’s Top 3 Tips for Buying A House
1 - Be practical and realistic.
Don’t purchase a house based on emotions. Buying a house is the biggest purchase of your life so although it’s hard to put aside the emotion of it, it’s also really important. It might look like the dream house you’ve always wanted but do your due diligence, check it out and make sure that it truly is a dream house now and will stay that way in the future.
Get the best tips from the expert.
What are builder defect inspections?
Why are warranty inspections important?
When you build something new, you get what’s called a three-month maintenance period, or a twelve-week maintenance period.
Once you’ve moved into a house and you’ve been living in it for a while and you’re opening and closing doors, you’ve run the air con, the heater etc, the house will react differently.
It’s then up to the builder to come back and fix it.
Discover why a warranty inspection is important and how it can save you money.
Mike's top tips for choosing a building inspector for your pre-purchase inspection.
A pre-purchase inspection is essentially a structural check or a health check of a house so you know what the condition it is in before you buy.
When choosing someone to do a pre-purchase inspection there are a few questions you should ask.
Discover Mike's top tips for choosing a building inspector for your pre-purchase inspection.
How is House Inspect Australia changing the game in the housing inspection industry?
House Inspect Australia is changing the game in the housing industry. This is because everyone that works for HIA comes from a building background. We pride ourselves on making it all very clear and transparent for the purchaser or owner.
Whatever they’re doing, we simplify it so you understand.
How Does a House Inspection Work?
People generally make contact with us. They’ll tell us that they’ve bought a house or they’ve got a problem with the builder, whatever the case might be. We ask you the questions so that we can get all the information we need so that we can take over.
Meaning you don't have to deal with the stress.
Discover how a house inspection works and how you make it happen with House Inspect Australia.
What is the #1 question we hear from our customers?
We are amazed at how many times we are asked this question by property owners.
Discover the #1 question our clients from all around Australia ask us - and Mike Pearl's answer.