The purchase of a home is one of the largest investments you will make. Getting a home inspection is a critical step in the process to ensure you understand its current condition. We are a veteran owned and operated business serving the Greater Tampa Bay Area and surrounding counties. It is my intention that the Home Buyer/Seller have an accurate, “snap-shot” of the major components of the Home, thus assisting them in making an informed decision. While based in Riverview FL, I inspect homes all over central Florida, including Hillsborough County, Polk County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, and Hernando County and sometimes even Manatee County. Some of the cities I commonly get to are Riverview, Apollo Beach, Brandon, Valrico, Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Bradenton and many others. Additionally we strive to keep high quality and up to date knowledge by continuing our education and training in an ongoing process. Our inspections follow the strict guidelines of the Florida Association of Building Inspectors.
Next Step Inspections is a company founded with integrity and core values. We will perform top level inspections and break down the process in simple terms. Buying a home is exciting and sometimes it can be a little nerve wrecking. The inspection process doesn't have to be. We guide you step by step, room by room through your home and answer any questions you may have along the way.
Your home should be a safe place, but as they age and the environment takes it a toll it can develop a variety of issues. Deficiencies in a home that go undetected can turn your harmless place into a unsafe dwelling. When we inspect your home, we are not satisfied until all information is gathered to give you a thorough and accurate report. This will give you an oversight and any problematic situations with the home, helping you to take the next step in the process.
It’s important to understand the condition of your investment. We provide a visual evaluation of everything from the roof down to the foundation and everything in between. Upon completion you will receive a detailed report on the same day of the inspection.
As a Certified Professional Inspector that follows the Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) guidelines , I have the knowledge to spot problems with materials, installation and workmanship that may be unseen to the untrained eye.
I follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, which ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. I also abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a consumer.
As a home owner, I understand first-hand how stressful a real estate transaction can be. Regardless if you’re buying, building a new home, selling the one you’re in, or purchasing an investment property, let Next Step Inspections give you the peace of mind you deserve to make the right choice for your future investment is safe and move in ready!!
In Florida, a 4-point inspection may be required prior to the purchase of a home that is more than 40 years old, depending on your home insurance provider. Next Step Inspections 4-Point inspections are completed by a licensed inspector and include evaluations of your roof, electrical wiring, heating and cooling systems and indoor plumbing. This inspection is important if you are planning on buying an older home because it can affect your insurance policy, based on the findings in our report.insurance reports which you may be asked for when you are getting insurance on your home.
The intent of the report is to identify the age, condition and remaining life of these four systems in a home so that the insurance company can have a better idea of the insurability of the home.
In 2007 the Florida Legislature approved an amendment to §627.0629 (1) which stated “A rate filing for residential property insurance must include actuarially reasonable discounts, credits, or other rate differentials, or appropriate reductions in deductibles, for properties on which fixtures or construction techniques demonstrated to reduce the amount of loss in a windstorm have been installed or implemented.”
Next Step Inspections will perform a wind mitigation inspection so that you can save money on your homeowners insurance. In simple terms, in less than an hour you could save up to 86% on the wind portion of your homeowners insurance. This can also be known as the hurricane or windstorm portion of your policy. Depending on where you are located and who your insurance provider is, the windstorm portion of your insurance can be nearly 70% of your total homeowner’s insurance policy. Let’s do some math. If you’re paying $2,000 a year for homeowners insurance and 70% of that is windstorm premium, that’s $1,400. If you meet specific criteria, up to 86% of that amount can be deducted. That’s a saving of over $1000 per year!
A Wind Mitigation inspection can be performed as separate inspections or in conjunction with a home inspection. If a home inspection is not needed, Next Step Inspections will happily come out and gather the information to prepare the documents you need to submit to your insurance company, resulting in a significant cost savings for you.
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We collect personally identifiable information from visitors to our Web site solely on a voluntary basis. Such personally identifiable information may include your name, phone number, postal address and e-mail address, (collectively referred to herein as “Personal Information”). We will never sell, transfer, or disclose any Personal Information we gather at our Web site to any third parties without your prior consent, unless such disclosure is required by law.
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Next Step Inspections
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