My goal is to help reduce your stress buying a home.
Over the four and a half decades in which I have been guiding buyers through the technical aspects of their new homes, I have observed two distinct trends:
- Increasing complexity of the subject matter, particularly in the area of environmental concerns;
- A growing compulsion among home buyers to do everything in the very best way possible for their families.
Together these two trends have taken much of the fun out of buying a new home. Most buyers are stressed rather than excited through much of the home buying process.
I try to put things into perspective by answering commonly asked questions. I also philosophize just a bit. After getting feedback from over 10,000 home inspections, I feel qualified to do this on your behalf.
Hopefully this guidance will help you sort out priorities in your own mind so you can have some fun during this adventure!
Peter Seirup is simply the best. We’ve hired him to inspect three homes over 25 years in both New Canaan and Wilton. For antique homes Peter really shines. His knowledge is extensive – everything from local history to the various building methods employed over time — all backed up by the fact that he’s also a professional engineer. And it’s clear he loves what he does – particularly when it comes to solving the puzzles often found in older homes. Two things you can be confident about when you work with Peter. First, you’ll come away knowing a great deal more about your new home,’ its strengths, weaknesses and quirks; and 2) you’ll have a realistic understanding of what you’ll need to do to maintain it – both immediate and down the line.