Oregon Luxury Home Real Estate Inspections

ASHI Certified Commercial Inspections

Building Analyst Group Inc,

Not only do we inspect homes, we also provide a wide variety of testing services to help keep your family safe! 

It takes a very professional and knowledge inspector to conduct these types of inspections.

Because of the size and scope of custom-built luxury homes and the complex concerns that may arise, these buyers routinely ask, "Which inspections do I need when purchasing a home?" 

These houses require a professional since most of the homes are constructed on a large site with possible drainage issues, a large number of mature specimen trees, and may have a sizable swimming pool with spa that incorporates sophisticated pumps and waterfalls. The home itself may have an expansive footprint, which means multiple heating and cooling zones, lots of windows and doors, a large roof area that may have cracked tiles and interior challenges, from mold to leaks and unwanted pests. It also may have problems with high-tech electronics systems for media equipment, complex lighting programs and safety systems, from burglar to fire and water. 

Luxury buyers seek inspections for two prime reasons. The first is to make sure that the home is right for their functional needs, and that they won’t have to contend with major repair problems that come with deferred maintenance. The second reason is to identify any issues before removing final contingencies and provide room for further negotiation. Buyers may request a seller repair those problems prior to closing, negotiate a price reduction, or provide a credit to make a future repair.  Many buyers prefer a repair credit with control over hiring vetted contractors of their choice. There are instances when sellers hire inferior vendors, and cut corners when repairs are within their control. Here is a list of inspections I recommend to my luxury home buyers.

In some cases luxury homes are larger "sq feet" and are considered a mansion. We classify a mansion when it exceeds 15,000 sq ft.The volume of air that has to be conditioned to sustain comfortable climate zones plus plumbing and additional electrical systems maybe more complex. These types of inspections are not your simple two hour inspection.