Ace Home Inspections of Upstate New York serves Albany, Saratoga Springs, and surrounding areas.
Home and building inspections, radon testing, well-water testing, and more.
So you don’t get stuck with a bunch of unpleasant surprises once you move into the home!
Get the inspections you need before buying your next home!
What is the purpose of a home inspection?
Home inspections are used to provide an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. Your first clue that a home inspection is important is that it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller.
In the process of closing a home sale, the buyer typically hires a home inspector to come to the house and perform a visual observation. In accordance with the state’s standards, the home inspector identifies health, safety, or major mechanical issues.
A typical inspection takes about 90 minutes. We offer a team approach so we have more eyes on your investment. Our reports are usually submitted within 1-2 hours after the inspection. The home inspector will go through the interior and exterior of the house to record any broken, defective, or hazardous issues with the house and the area surrounding the house.
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip A Home Inspection
It Provides an "Out"
Reveal Illegal Additions or Installations
Forecast Future Costs
Learn to Protect Your Investment
Reveal the Big Picture
The Bottom Line
It is your responsibility to understand as many details as you can about the property you may soon call home. Home inspections reveal the inner workings of the property, allowing you to be informed of all the perks and pitfalls the home has to offer.
How a home inspection works when it’s your house in the hot seat
Like going to the doctor or bringing your car to a mechanic, home inspections can be nerve-racking and traumatic. When it’s your house in the hot seat, even a fairly clean inspection report might sting a bit.
News flash: no home is perfect. But you can take steps to ready yourself (and your home) for the home inspection to minimize unwanted surprises.
Remember, a home inspection is not a pass or fail test. It does, however, open the door for renegotiation. You’re not obligated to fix anything, but the buyer can also walk away if they’re not satisfied.
With these fragile dynamics, the last thing you want to do is go into the home inspection blind and risk killing a contract worth saving.
Take a look at what our clients have said about our staff and services...
Jessica Bedard, 518realty
“As a realtor, I frequently refer Matt to my clients at the time of home inspection when they are in the process of buying their property. I’ve chosen Matt because he can be trusted to perform a thourough, high quality home inspection. He is consistent and true to his appointments, which makes him a valuable asset to me as a realtor.”
Chris McCabe, CM Fox Realty
“I always recommend my clients to use Ace Home Inspections. Matt is very reliable and always exudes a professional attitude. My clients are always pleased when Matt performs their inspection. As a Real Estate Agent, my clients trust me to lead them in the right direction. I know I can rely on Matt to protect my clients and exceed their expectations.”
Melissa Killion, Miranda Real Estate
“Matt Smith is my go to home inspector! I work with 30 to 40 buyers
a year and cannot recommend him enough! He is thorough, he is
knowledgable, and he takes the time to explain to the buyers what is
going on at the house. His services are invaluable and I am very
appreciative as are my clients. Highly recommend!”
James Papaliosas, 518realty
“I’ve known Matt for 7 years. I met him in 2005 when I assisted him in purchasing a 2 family investment property in Cohoes. We have been friends and business associates ever since. He has completed many home inspections for me and my buyer clients over the years. He is always friendly and his service is always top knotch and very thorough. He has very easy to read and understand Inspection Reports and he always stands behind his work. As a Realtor, having an Home Inspector you can count on is very important. Matt Smith is one of my Top 3 Guys.”
Eric Scalise, Empower Mortgage LLC
“We here at Empower Mortgage LLC love using the fast, professional and friendly service of Ace Home Inspections. We always recommend Ace Home Inspections to all of our clients and will continue to in the future.”
Anthony M. Gucciardo, Gucciardo Real Estate Group
“Matt Smith has been very attentive to all of the clients I have referred him. When I need a home inspector, I want someone who will have the clients best interest at heart and do a thorough job when inspecting the property. I would have no issue referring him to anyone looking to do a home inspection.”
The service you need, when you need it.
You can count on us when you need it the most. Contact us at any time to schedule an inspection for any home issue.