Homebuyers appreciate having as much information as possible when comparing homes, and the Home Energy Score helps convey this information. One study found that homes disclosing energy costs – even when those costs were high – closed at a higher percentage of the asking price and spent less time on the market than comparable homes that did not disclose energy costs.
Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) provide the Home Energy Score to buyers. States across the country are adopting the Score to ensure energy efficiency information is consistent and credible.
“We’re helping change the conversation,” said Hilary Bourasa, a principal broker with Meadows Group Inc. Realtors. “It’s taking the focus away from granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances and putting it on housing affordability.”
With Fannie Mae’s Home Style Energy mortgage, borrowers can finance up to 15% of a home’s “as completed” appraised value for energy efficiency improvements by receiving a Home Energy Score. Borrowers in this program can also qualify for a stretch on their debt-to-income ratios for homes that score a 6 or higher, or for making improvements to a less efficient home. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has a similar policy that allows larger debt-to-income ratios for high scoring homes. These policies reflect the fact that more efficient homes have lower operating costs.
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My name is Mark Turner. Unlike most professionals you hire, you probably won't meet me until our appointment. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and pricing. Ultimately, a thorough home 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'll give you my very best effort.
I'm a Certified Professional Inspector®, and I've renovated a number of homes, so I really understand real estate. It's an honor working for my home-buying clients and helping them make smart decisions. Feel free to contact me for anything, at anytime. I also offer discounts to Veterans, Active Military and first responders as a way of saying thank you for your service.
Your home is the biggest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important that you understand the condition of your investment. I will be honored to provide you with a thorough inspection and a detailed report so that you can make a confident decision.
I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). I have passed their Inspector Examination, as well as the National Inspection Examination.
I have a property renovation background, so I have real world experience and a strong interest in understanding homes. Coupled with training, certification, and continuing education, this makes me uniquely qualified to inspect your home.
I follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice, which ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate home inspection. I also abide by a strict Code of Ethics, which puts your interests first and protects your rights as a consumer.
Your certified home inspection includes a Buy Back Guarantee. If I miss anything, InterNACHI will buy your home back any pay you whatever price you paid for it. The buy-back guarantee will be honored for 90 days after closing.
Aspire Property Inspections is a veteran owned home inspection business based in Salem, NH that has been founded to help keep homeowners safe in their homes and to help them develop a better understanding of their properties. I offer a range of different forms of home inspection, and I also inspect swimming pools.
Radon is the second highest cause of lung cancer in the US, and 1 in 5 homes have elevated levels, so having your home tested regularly is extremely important. Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and enters the air you breathe.
I also conduct well water testing. I collect the sample from your home and have it analyzed by local labs.
I also test homes for toxic chemicals, as it's possible that it may have been used in the past to manufacture drugs, drug ingredients or have just been used for drug use, all of which is a potential threat to your health! Toxic chemicals from illicit street drugs can make your family sick and your wallet cringe with cleanup costs starting at about $10,000.00. Don't judge a book by its cover! Often times drug dealers and producers use homes in suburban and higher end areas to avoid suspicion of illegal activity.