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I called Mr. Martin with COmmonwealth for my first home purchase and was very thankful I had, Kenny found many items in need of correction or replacement and saved me almost $10k off the agreed purchase price. He insisted I walk with him when I called to schedule because I had other things planned and my Real Estate Agent told me I did not need to be there the whole time but show up at the end for a summary, and I am very happy he did, I learned more in those 3 hours than I could have ever known. Thank you Mr. Martin, I felt very assured I was in good hands as you answered all of my questions thoroughly and offered much needed advise for me being a first time home buyer.
Thank you Lloyd, it was a pleasure working with you and I am glad you were able to work it out after all the issues we discovered.
I recently selected Commonwealth Home Inspections to conduct a pre-purchase inspection on a 17 year old residence. My selection was made because of the extensive construction and remodeling experience of Kenny, their inspector. I followed Kenny around for the entire 3 1/2 hour inspection and was amazed at his knowledge and ability to identify potential issues needing immediate attention as well as other maintenance issues which need to be addressed over time. He took the time to clearly explain the issue and what was needed to correct the deficiency. It is no wonder that he is not that popular with real estate agents wanting to sell a house, as he literally identifies everything that is in need of attention. While the sheer number of items identified is probably scary to the seller, Kenny prioritizes their importance and and assists the buyer in identifying those things that really need to be considered before completing a purchase. Equally impressive as the inspection itself, is the final report prepared with accompanying photographs. The completed report is both an excellent guide for making a decision regarding purchase and is literally a blueprint for the new homeowner of items that need to be addressed down the road. Having moved thirteen times over my career, I have hired a number of home inspectors. There is no question that Kenny was far better than any of the others. If you want a comprehensive accounting and documentation of the all issues relating to the condition of a home you are considering to purchase, you will not go wrong in selecting Kenny as your home inspector.
Thank you Pat! Sorry, I just saw you left the review but it is much appreciated and hopefully we can work together again in the future. 🙂
If it wasn’t for Kenny with Commonwealth Home Inspections, we would have purchased a home that had several thousand dollars of repairs needed. We called Commonwealth to inspect a house that we were concidering purchasing but because of all the hidden issues that he found, we declined to buy the house. Commonwealth found hidden mold, faulty roofing, rotted sill plates, electrical fire hazards, and countless other issues. Kenny and Commonwealth Inspections are 100% professional and I will use them for every home that I or my family are considering buying. I don’t believe you can find a better professional licensed home inspector.
Thanks Tim, sorry that first home was such a mess and hopefully this one will be just right!
I am deleting all other references to home inspectors and spreading the word to other investors about Kenny Martin of COMMONWEALTH HOME INSPECTIONS. It is with great pleasure to find the top performer in this business and a real plus adding him to my contacts. We will certainly be being doing business again in the future without hesitation or the headache of finding a true professional in the trade. Kenny’s attention to detail and completeness is HIGHLY commendable.
Thank you John!
As I arrived to the house that was to be inspected, Kenny already had the ladder out and was on the roof. The house was old, but I thought it would be a managable update. I didn’t understand the extent of what that meant as a buyer. Kenny walked me around the property pointing out all the areas of concern. Foundational movement, out-dated plumbing and electrical, and an unprofessional roof installation. He was very knowledgeable, and thorough, and not only shined a light on all the problems I would face immediately, but also explained what those problems would lead into if left unchecked. At the end of the inspection, I had a better idea about the ins-and-outs of this potential “New House” than I did the one I’d lived in for the past 10 years. He was honest and to the point, and I had all the facts to make a well-informed decision about my purchase. I didn’t buy. He saved me the grief of a purchase I would’ve regretted for years. Highly recommended, and I will personally use his services again on my next inspection.
First off, I am going to say that during the first few minutes I thought Kenny was being ridiculous about the house I was going to buy. As the inspection went on, I saw that he knew what he was talking about, and I stopped the inspection before we even got halfway through it. I’m upset that I basically flushed money down the toilet for something we really wanted, but he saved us about $30,000 in immediate repairs that the house needed. Very thorough and honest.
I must say I am quite surprised at the whole inspection process here. I came from a much larger city and moved many times and can honestly say I have never come across such unprofessional service from Real Estate Agents in my life. The agents on both sides tried to steer me clear of Commonwealth Home Inspections and even said things I knew couldn’t be true based n their A+ rating with the BBB and the numerous 5 star ratings on the web in numerous areas at different sites.
After calling Commonwealth The agents siad they would not allow Commonwealth (Kenny Martin specifically) to insect the home! This immediately threw up red flags so I told them it’s Kenny or cancel the contract. After the inspection it’s no wonder agents hate Kenny and his thoroughness! He wrote up 118 items and over 20 of them were major deficiencies the builder did not do properly with 3 being major safety hazards. My home, or what I should say what would have been my home was 4500 square feet and I’s swear Kenny looked at every square inch of it! I have been to many inspections but can honestly say I have never seen anyone like Kenny and his thoroughness and honesty. He really does exude professionalism and integrity that is uncommon in this day and age and I am thankful we found him with Commonwealth Home Inspections! We WILL DEFINITELY be using Kenny for our next home and will recommend him to everyone we ever hear of looking for a home.
Kenny saved us a multitude of future headache & money with his thorough inspection showing us through the home many visible but not obvious problems.I was impressed with his knowledge of what it would take to fix & pay for resolving the numerous & varied problems.I highly recommend anyone about to buy a home or building to use Commonwealth.If you want to know what you are getting into it is money well spent.
Our neighbor referred us to Kenny, insisting that he was the ONLY home inspector we should ever use. They explained that he was just like “Holmes on Homes” ;). We couldn’t agree more! Kenny was extremely thorough and helpful throughout his inspection. He didn’t miss a thing. He took pictures of absolutely every concern he had and included the pictures and explanation in his report along with his thorough suggestions for how the issues should be properly addressed. Being first time home buyers, we felt extremely well-informed and safe in Kenny’s hands. He had us follow him throughout the entire inspection so he could point out anything he found and explain in detail. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone purchasing a property or in need of his professional services.
Kenny did a phenominal job. He kept us from making a major mistake on buying a newer home. It was about 15 years old and we naturally would have assumed it would be in okay shape, but there where more issues than I or Kenny could count. Kenny actually stopped us midway through the inspection and said we could pay him half rate and go ahead and leave because the house was in such bad shape. When we did find the house we actually purchased, Kenny pointed out potential problems, but also helped walk us through how to fix said problems. He was a blessing to work with.