* Professional, Reliable & Licensed
* Pre-Purchase Inspections
* Reports Emailed Day of Inspection
* Pictures in Reports
* Realtor Key to Open Lock Boxes
* Friendly & Very Informative
* Residential, Commercial, Historical
& Multifamily Inspections
Our Professional Inspection Reports Include:
* Foundation * Electrical System * Structure
* Plumbing * Windows and Doors * Safety
* Water Heater * Roof * Lot Drainage
* Heating / AC * Water penetration * Color pictures
* Reports emailed the day fo the inspection in pdf format
Ken Altes, owner, has performed more than 9,000 real estate inspections on all types of buildings valued over $2 billion since 1986, and holds Professional License #623 with the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Ken is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors.
Our property inspection service area covers Central Texas, including Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Westlake Hills, Lakeway, Kyle, and surrounding areas including Travis, Williamson, and Hays Counties.
Residential Home Inspection
The home buyer will benefit from a thorough, top-to-bottom home inspection designed for your needs. We provide inspections for home buyers and for home sellers, too. Check out the Residential FAQs at the left navigation bar for more information about our residential inspections.
Join the Inspector During Your Inspection
We encourage the buyer to follow the inspector while he performs the home inspection to learn as much as possible about the home's possible defects, maintenace and features. Check out our testimonials to get an idea of how appreciated this friendly and educational approach is by our clients.
Out-of-Town Buyers and Investors
If you need to rely on Austin real estate professionals to help you buy a property in Austin and Central Texas, you can rely on Ken's deep experience in construction, energy conservation technologies and inspection to make it easier for out-of-town buyers and investors to trust that the results of the inspection will be reliable and understandable. We insert many photos in our home inspection reports making them even more useful to you. Ken is also a Realtor to provide the services that you need to be successful.
Historical Building Inspections
Historical building inspections have long been part of Ken's inspection experience, having inspected many registered historical homes and other landmark building structures, including small and large homes as well as historical buildings, ranging from the 1860's, most in Austin but others in Central Texas. The depth and breadth of Ken's experience is invaluable to a any buyer of an historical building due to the many unique challenges these buildings can present. For several examples of historical homes and other buildings we have inspected, visit "Historical Inspections" page at the navigation at the left.
MultiFamily Building Inspections
Experience means a lot when you are selecting a multifamily building inspector. Given the complexity and sheer volume of the structural and mechanical elements in a multifamily apartment or condo building, the inspector must be able to quickly and reliably target the areas that need the most attention, allowing the investor to calculate his near, mid and long-term costs. Many times, issues like mold, asbestos and carbon monoxide threats are of the utmost importance to the investor as he conducts his due diligence for a particular building. Not all inspectors are equiped to identify these and other hazards. Ken has inspected many apartment complexes in Austin and Central Texas.
Commercial Building Inspections
We have provided professional pre-purchase inspection reports for a wide range of commercial buildings, ranging from central Austin business district offices to 45,000 square foot warehouse buildings. We approach each building to meet the needs of the buyer with our Flexible Team Approach, combining specialized inspection as needed for features such as elevators, septic systems, large-scale heating and air conditioning systems, master electricians, etc. We provide timely, efficient and cost-competitive inspection services to meet the unique needs of our customers.
Expert Witness and Testimony
We have provided expert inspections, depositions and expert testimony in legal cases, utilizing the the full depth of Ken's experience.
Ken is also a licensed Austin Realtor and a member of the Austin Board of Realtors.