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We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, GA

My client used the company for their home inspection during their due diligence period. Jeremy and his partner were very kind and accommodating with answering questions. The report was very thorough and I like that they also note positive things about the homes in their report as well and not just what's wrong with the house. You can read the good and the bad.

Crystal Bream
Suwanee, GA

Have used Atlanta Property Inspections several times for my buyers.  Their team is always very thorough and educational for the new home owners.  Much information is shared about past/current codes, potential issues and how to have the issues repaired.  I will continue to use Atlanta Property Inspectors for future inspections, and my clients have been very happy with their services as well!

Michael Crawford
Sandy Springs, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections came to do a pre-purchasing inspection on a home my husband and  I plan to buy! We had a very short due diligence period, but that was no issue for these guys. They fit us in their schedule on very short notice and were such a pleasure to work with. Cary and Riley came to do the inspection and did a fantastic job walking us through the inspection to let us know what they found, and suggestions on how to fix all of the issues! Shout out to Cary, for answering all of our questions and having such a great personality! We truly appreciate you guys taking the time to help us through such a very stressful time. We HIGHLY recommend this company!

Emily Kerns
Atlanta, GA

Dustin is VERY Detailed Oriented and found items and suggestions on the home that I would have never thought of, the report provided very good insight on how to move forward with the sale of the home!  The staff at API was great to work with!

Ryan Heard
Sandy Springs, GA

The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, GA

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, GA

I called several companies for quotes, and I felt that Atlanta Property Inspections was the most welcoming!  Thereafter, I had a wonderful experience at the inspection. My inspector was thorough, kind, and willing to explain things and answer my questions on site.  He was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  I am glad I did not skip the inspection for this 950 square foot condo, and the review has been very helpful, during my due diligence period in evaluating this potential home.

Norma Reynolds
Milton, GA

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

02 2022

Should I Avoid a Neighborhood with an HOA?

If you are planning to buy a home in a particular neighborhood, one of the questions people ask is whether they should avoid one with a homeowners association (HOA). According to a study done back in 2018, nearly 350,000 community associations were recognized in the United States, with 26% of the country’s population residing in these neighborhoods. HOAs are different from one area to another, and Atlanta Property Inspection can help you perform due diligence before making any decision.

Professional home inspectors can ensure that particular home checks all the boxes, guaranteeing you the ideal home. As the leading home inspection company in Atlanta, we can help you find out everything there’s to know about a house to have all the information, including your prospective HOA. Here are some of the pros and cons of a homeowners association to help you make a more affirmative and informed decision.

Pros of an HOA

One of the main benefits of HOAs is that some run amenities like parks, pools, security gates, and clubhouses. Unlike municipal amenities, HOAs are in charge of maintenance for these shared spaces in the neighborhood, including snow removal and many more. Suppose you are targeting a community with such amenities. In that case, a professional home inspection can help you find out who is tasked with maintenance and help you answer questions like: Are they in good condition? Or, how secure are they? The HOA takes care of essential utilities like trash, sewage, gas, and recycling which cuts down your other bills. Some HOAs also take care of your lawn, making your stay stress-free.

Owning a home usually comes with its fair share of groundwork, which can be overwhelming for most people. When faced with a conflict between your neighbors, the HOA mediates on your behalf and enforces set rules so that you don’t have to. In some neighborhoods, the HOA is tasked with a certain level of grooming and property management, which keeps the neighborhood looking good and the value up.

Another benefit of the HOA is that it provides an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with your neighbors. HOAs are known for organizing community events, allowing residents to volunteer, and serving the community. This goes a long way in fostering a sense of neighborliness and camaraderie, the basics of a united community.

Cons of an HOA

Depending on the location of your prospective neighborhood, some can cost you a couple of hundred dollars monthly. It is advisable to hire a professional home inspector to learn all the details before moving in, only to be bombarded with extra costs. Residents in an HOA-led neighborhood should all be aware of what the association demands to avoid any penalties due to infringements.

The limitation is another disadvantage of an HOA neighborhood since you can’t repaint your house or change your lawn, among other set rules. To avoid moving into a home that’s not ideal, contact us at Atlanta Property Inspection, and enjoy quality home inspection services.