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Randall Aldering MSM, BAOM, GHI

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269-350-4411
P.O. Box 176
Oshtemo, Michigan 49077




You may be a new home buyer, or perhaps you have not purchased a home recently; you may be wondering what a home inspection is.

That is part of the reason for the Housesmithe Home Inspection web site: to provide information to the home buyer about home inspections in general, and specific information about Housesmithe Home Inspection including the services offered. I also believe it is imperative today's home buyer understand the difference between an inspector that is working for them, and an inspector who may be serving other interests.

"Having a financial interest in a product, however indirect, sets up an inherent bias"
[The Cheating Culture by David Callahan, pp 50]






It is my belief that one of the greatest challenges facing the property inspection industry today is maintaining integrity. In a culture where cheating and violations of confidence are the norm, there is great pressure to violate the principle-agent relationship that exits between a home inspector and his or her client. Without integrity, honesty, and frankness the industry can not serve the clients that seek its services.

With this in mind, it is the mission of Housesmithe Home Inspection to provide every client with an honest and thorough home inspection.




Serving all of Kalamazoo County, Calhoun County, Allegan County, Ottawa County, Kent County, Berrien County, Barry County, Jackson County, Eaton County, St. Joseph County, Cass County, and Van Buren County, including the communities of Kalamazoo, Portage, Schoolcraft, Vicksburg, Galesburg, Fulton, Parchment, Rockford, Holland, Lake Macatawa, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Marshall, Three Rivers, Sturgis, Niles, South Haven, Jackson, Hastings, Gull Lake, Richland, Wayland, Allegan, Saugatuck, Paw Paw, Bloomingdale, Dowagiac, New Buffalo, St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, Charlotte, Mason, Leslie, Eaton Rapids, Michiana, Decatur, Lawton, Lawrence, and others.

If you would like a professional and thorough home inspection in the south-west Michigan region, please telephone me. If your inspection needs fall outside of the normal service area, please telephone to discuss options



WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST? THAT IS AN EXCELLENT QUESTION THAT MAY NOT HAVE A SIMPLE ANSWER!

Let me share a story from a client. A couple came to me for a home inspection after reading through this web site. They had recently pulled out of a real estate transaction, and had now found a house they wanted to purchase. During the inspection, they told me a story about their previous real estate deal. It had gone great, up to the home inspection. During the inspection, they noticed that the inspector missed a spot on the ceiling, so they mentioned it to him. He told them it was old, and that it would not be a problem. They proceeded toward closing, based on the home inspector's assurances. On a final walk-through the day prior to closing, they found that the spot they had mentioned to the home inspector, which the inspector had assured them was old, had increased exponentially in size, and had developed mold growth. As a result of this finding, they pulled out of the transaction. As a result, the sellers sued for breach of contract. In his court affidavit, the home inspector stated that he had told his clients that the spot was fresh and damp, and that it needed immediate attention. As a result of this false affidavit, the court decided for the sellers, awarding them $25,000.00 damages.  Understandably, the couple was upset with their previous experience. It became their $25,225.00 home inspection. Things are not always as they seem, and home inspectors do not all follow the same standards, methods, or procedures. Buying a home is a large investment, and a home inspection assists you in making an informed decision. Use care in choosing your home inspector.


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