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Proudly Serving These  North Texas Areas
Tarrant County Texas:
Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Kennedale, Benbrook, Lake Worth, White Settlement, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Keller, Southlake, Azle,
Blue Mound,Colleyville, Crowley, Everman, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Keller, Kennedale, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills,
Pantego, River Oaks, Saginaw, Watauga
Dallas County Texas:
Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Cockrel Hill, Coppell, Dallas, Desoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prarie, Hutchins,
Denton County Texas:
Argyle, Aubrey, Bartonville, Carrollton, Corinth, Denton, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Justin, Krum, Lake Dallas,
Lewisville, Little Elm, Oak Point, Pilot Point, Ponder, Roanoke, Sanger, Shady Shores, The Colony, Trophy Club, Westlake
Wise County Texas:
Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur, Greenwood, Newark, Paradise, Rhome, Slidell, New Fairview
Parker County Texas:
Aledo, Dennis, Millsap, Peaster, Poolville, Springtown, Weatherford, Whitt, Willow Park
Johnson County Texas:
Alvarado, Burleson, Cleburne, Godley, Grandview, Joshua, Keene, Lillian, RioVista, Venus
Montague County Texas:
Bowie, Capps Corner, Montague, Nocona, Ring Gold, St. Jo, Sunset
Ellis County Texas:
Waxahachie, Ennis, Italy
Hood County Texas:
Granbury, Tolar, Lipan, Glen Rose

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I hope this guide is helpful if you are a first time buyer and need to know what home inspections are all about or have purchased many homes,
you will probably find information here as much as you can about the most expensive purchase you will ever make….your home.
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The history of home inspection
The home inspection industry is still relatively new. To the home buyers of the early 1900s, property inspections
were non-existent. In this simpler era, the purchase of a home was a simple bank transaction and a handshake.
The thought of suing someone over  a home purchase problem was not on anyone’s mind. As long as the roof
didn’t leak and the house was basically sound,   
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The home inspection process
First of all, what exactly is a home inspector?
Actually that can be a good question. If I were to sum it up, I would say that we are consumer advocates. We work for the customer to use our
knowledge of houses to help you gain as much information about the home as
possible so that you know what you are buying and maybe negotiate for repairs, upgrades or money off the price of the house. I can tell you
what we are not.
We are not:
Code Inspectors- We do not enforce building codes on existing homes, although we do if we inspect new homes
and homes outside city jurisdiction. But in a typical  
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When should I schedule the inspection?
As soon as you have a contract on the house. Most contracts give you want is called and “opt out period”. The
opt out time can vary and in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, 10 day seems to be the norm. During this time, you will
need to have the home inspection performed  
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The scope and limitations of a home inspection
I am asked frequently when a potential client calls as to what items are covered with the home inspection.
Basically most all the home’s components from the roof, on down to the foundation are inspected. The roof,
electrical, plumbing, attic area, interior, AC and furnace  
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Home inspection contingency
In most cases with existing home purchases, you have within the opt out period a contingency to buy the home
“as is” based on the inspection report. Or if you decline the acceptance, then you have the following options.
1. Ask the sellers to make some of the needed repairs. You should be sure to address the issues related to  
safety as a priority.
2. Ask the sellers to make all the needed repairs
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How long should an inspection take to perform?
It depends on many factors such as how large a house is, if the house has a pier & beam foundation, it takes
longer to crawl under the house and inspect. If the home has a swimming pool and sprinkler system, that takes
time also. It also depends on how thorough   
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Why you should attend the inspection
I perform many home inspections for people that are out of town and are moving to the area, so I write my
inspection reports to be as detailed as possible with many photos for clarification. However, you should try your
best to be present for the inspection and ask as many questions as you can.  
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How to choose the right home inspector
Choosing the right home inspector can be daunting, especially if you have never needed to hire one before. By
reading this guide, you should have a good idea of what questions to ask when interviewing an inspector. Many
people have the impression that all professional home inspectors are all that same since we all go by the same
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Questions to ask a home inspection company
To help you to ask the right questions, I have made a list of questions I would ask a potential home inspector.
1. How long have you had your license and have been inspection homes?
2. Are you a full time independent inspector or is this a multi-inspector company?  
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  • Licensed to perform termite and wood destroying insect inspections    TPCL# 14081A - TDA technician license #0572351
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  • Experienced home inspector with thousands of inspections performed in the Dallas / Fort Worth area since 2002

  • Saturday appointments available

  • Member of InterNACHI - International Association of Certified Home Inspectors #NACHI06091992

  • Advanced Inspector of TPREIA - Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association #103

  • 2011 - 2017 Angie's List Super Service Award Winner rated as the top inspector in the DFW area
"As a certified professional home inspector, I am absolutely committed to providing my
customers outstanding service and value.  
After all, you and your investment in your new home deserves the best home inspection
services available."

Kent Keith
Professional  Home Inspector
Fort Worth Home Inspectors
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Kent Keith, LLC
Call: 817-705-3200