MBI (Minnesota Building Inspections)
We are dedicated to providing our clients a top quality home inspection. Our certification, education and membership is through the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNachi). MBI has substantial experience including 1000+ combination home inspections and municipal building inspections for the cities in Minnesota of North Branch and Coon Rapids. The Founder and Lead Inspector of MBI, Victoria Morris, began her construction career working for several home builders throughout Texas. Eventually, she became a framing foreman for both apartment building and townhome projects. Victoria has served on the Board of Directors for East Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. MBI is a family owned business operated by Victoria and her two sons, Michael Morris and Christopher Morris. Michael and Christopher are obtaining Real Estate Inspection Certifications and work on-site with Victoria for home inspections and radon testings.
Why do i need a home inspection? This video gives a brief summary on why.
Q: Am i able to be present during the home inspection?
A: Yes! We love for our clients to be present during the inspection.
Q: Why do i need a home inspection?
A: Purchasing a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the house before you buy it. A home inspection could possibly identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Q: How much does a home inspection cost?
A: Starting at $335 (2500 SF) ...Click here for more info
Q: What is a home inspection?
A: A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home.
Q: What does a home inspection include?
A: A standard home inspection should include a report that will cover the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems. The inspection will also include observing the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, foundation, basement and structural components.
Q: What are common problems during a home inspection?
A: Common findings during the inspection would be cosmetic issues, broken windows, windows with failed seals, cracks in basement floors, loose fixtures, water damage, non-grounded receptacles, etc.
Q: What does a home inspector look for?
A: Aged shingles, structural rotting under the roof deck, walls, around windows, and doors. Bowed, cracked, or leaking foundations,
structural problems through-out the interior frame of the home, and decks.
Poor electrical wiring, aged, or unsafe furnaces, air conditioning, and water heaters, aged plumbing pipes, etc.