North Austin is one of the fastest growing areas of Texas, and this creates an increasing demand for home inspections in Round Rock. The real estate boom we experienced last year continues, both in new home sales and resale of existing houses. Low interest rates and high apartment occupancy rates have produced an environment that favors home ownership and homebuilding.
This combination of factors creates a highly competitive real estate market. Unlike many parts of the country, Texas is a sellers market – in most places there are many buyers and few available houses. This has a significant impact on home inspections in the Round Rock area.
To present an attractive offer on a house or condo, a buyer must have financing pre-approved (or pay cash) and propose a short option period and closing date. Anything the buyer can do that reduces the seller’s risk will create a competitive advantage. Advanced Inspection Service (AIS) Austin-area home inspectors do everything we can to give our clients (homebuyers, sellers and realtors) an advantage. We have invested in technology and processes that enable us to schedule and conduct Round Rock home inspections promptly, and deliver the Inspection Report within 24 hours.
Call AIS today to schedule your Round Rock home inspection (972) 730-6700
Inspecting Round Rock TX Homes
Advanced Inspection Service (AIS) has more than 30 years of experience with home inspections in Round Rock Texas. Our licensed inspectors have inspected hundreds of single family houses, condos and apartment buildings in the Round Rock area. We have also conducted real estate inspections in the nearby communities of North Austin, Georgetown and Cedar Park.
AIS home inspectors are certified by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Our Lead Inspector in Austin is one of the few Texas real estate inspectors to be rated a Certified Home Inspector by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and International Association of Certified Home Inspection (InterNACHI). These organizations are the principal bodies governing home inspection standards, procedures and education in the U.S. and internationally.
Many home inspections in Round Rock are unusual in the sense that most of the houses have been built in the last ten years. The quality of home construction and maintenance varies considerably; but for the most part, houses are designed to conform to modern building codes. The foundations, framing, electrical systems, plumbing and roofing are usually built to contemporary design and construction standards. A small percentage are not (and we’ve inspected homes in Round Rock and Georgetown that were built in the early 1900s), but that’s why your hiring us!
Professional Home Inspections – Round Rock TX
Like most houses recently built in Central Texas, Round Rock homes typically utilize concrete slab foundations with integral footings. Over time, the stability of the slabs can depend on maintaining the moisture content of the soil. Slab cracking and shifting, while not a widespread problem in recent construction, is fairly common in Cedar Park and Round Rock homes.
Advanced Inspection Service inspects homes in the Round Rock-Georgetown-Cedar Park triangle frequently. We are familiar with the local climate, soil types and other factors that can cause damage and potential problems. In addition to foundation issues, these environmental effects can include roofs damaged by hail and water penetration resulting from poor drainage or inadequate flashing and counter-flashing.
If you’re buying a home in Central Texas, AIS can identify these issues before you make an offer (or during the option period), so you can avoid buying a problem house – or adjust your offer accordingly. If you are selling a house in Cedar Park, Georgetown or Round Rock, our inspector can point out potential issues and recommend enhancements – enabling you to make enhancements before the dwelling is seen by prospective buyers (and their home inspectors). We also recommend periodic inspections (every three years) of homes that are not on the market — to identify any problems caused by bad weather, latent defects and normal wear-and-tear. Identifying problems and potential issues before they become severe can save you thousands of dollars.
Call AIS today to discus your home inspection in Round Rock TX (972) 730-6700