Tips for Homebuyers
Inside our free, downloadable booklet, we provide you with valuable tips that can help streamline your real estate transaction by making it go quicker and smoother with the help of your InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector.
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What We Inspect and Why
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home's major structure, systems, and components that are visible and safely accessible. Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it's important to get a home inspection because the inspector can find and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs to severe damage or safety and health concerns.
Interior, exterior, walls, windows, and doors
HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning)
Basement, crawlspace, and structure
Roof and attic
Meet Your Inspector
My name is Seth Martin and I started Your Castle Home Inspections with my father Douglas Martin. We both decided to start this business because we were seeing time and time again people buying houses and discovering shortly after moving in, all these defects and poor workmanship they missed on the initial walk-through. We have become frustrated by the number of people buying houses and not knowing the true condition of their new investment. So we decided to take our knowledge and experience of 40 years building houses in Vermont, and combine that with 20 years worth of experience in the Florida real estate market and put it to good use thoroughly inspecting the condition of houses and the quality of the craftsmanship
We're A Father-and-Son Inspection Team
Douglas Martin, has extensive knowledge and experience in the Construction and Real Estate industries. His passion for these fields at an early age motivated him to learn everything he could from many professionals. This led him to work alongside electricians, plumbers, roofers, carpenters, agents, inspectors, etc. Such an interaction would provide him with the necessary knowledge to design and build his own stick-built home in Vermont for his growing family. Within the 40+ years of experience he has, Doug also has 15 years of experience working with Modular Homes. He was a well-established Licensed Dealer and Setter in many states for the Modular Home manufacturers. 15-20 years of his career were also dedicated to Setting and Maintaining Mobile Homes.
Managing a park with 150 mobile homes on it came to be very useful when it was time for Doug and his sons to move to Florida and become certified to perform Mobile Home Inspections. Working together, Doug and his sons developed the same high-quality standards in workmanship when it comes to the work they perform themselves and what they expect to see from others.
We Educate Our Clients
During the home inspection, we will show you how everything in your house works, how to maintain it, and how to save home energy. I will include a 100-page home maintenance book along with your home inspection report. Scientific evidence demonstrates a solid relationship between housing conditions and human health. I will make sure your home supports your health.
how it works
how to maintain it
how to save energy
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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals you hire, we probably won't meet until your appointment — after you’ve hired me. And different inspectors have varying qualifications, experience, equipment, reporting methods, and pricing.
Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort.
This, I promise you.