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Answers to Minnetonka home buyer's concerns from inspectors who listen.    (click for free info)    THANK YOU for viewing HankeyandBrown.com.

Our    Mission:

Listen carefully to your inspection needs. 
Provide valuable information and services tailored to meet those needs.
We explain the benefits and limitations of ASHI® inspections.

Hire the most experienced Minnesota home inspector available! Home buying involves potential risks. You need an ASHI® Certified Inspector. We've helped scores of Minnetonka home buyers by reporting adverse conditions and by recommending reasonable repairs and upgrades.  We promise to use our experience, ethics, and training to provide top service and reduce the potential for undisclosed risks.  From first time home buyers to executive luxury homes, put our experience to work for you.   We also offer Infrared Thermography and Radon Tests  (optional for additional fees). 

 

To order a Minnetonka home inspection, call 952 829-0044, or submit the form on the bottom of the page.   We recommend you request a 5 business day inspection deadline in your offer (inspection contingency). 

You benefit from our 41 years experience in home inspections.    We have inspected Minnetonka houses similar to the one you're considering. We're the most experienced ASHI® Certified Inspectors in Minnesota. (Inspector's credentials)  

We have lived near the Eden Prairie - Minnetonka border since 1988 and know the homes in Minnetonka and surrounding areas very well.   Minnetonka is in Hennepin County.  Click here to search county property records by address.  (Owner, assessed value, property taxes, most recent sale information, map, legal description, etc.) 

Most of the homes in Minnetonka are served by Minnetonka Public Schools, a large portion of the city is served by the Hopkins School District, another excellent school system. (Both our children attended Hopkins schools for 13 years.) The postal zip codes in Minnetonka are 55305, 55343, and 55345.  

Building permit history on homes in Minnetonka can be obtained at City Hall, Building Inspections Division, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd.  952.939.8200.  Minnetonka has zero interest loans programs for qualifying first time home buyers. (To assist in down payment and closing costs.)   Click here for more information on this program

Minnetonka has many fine city and neighborhood parks and trails. The city served by a large portion of the Minnesota Bluffs Regional Trail. You may see inspector Roger Hankey riding on this trail that connects with trails to Minneapolis in Hopkins and runs through Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, and Chanhassen to Flying Cloud Drive in Chaska. Minnetonka Public Schools also sponsors the annual Tour de Tonka bicycle rides on the first Saturday in August. This is a great event with several distance options to suit all cyclists.  

 Minnesota Bluffs Regional Trail which runs through Minnetonka, MN is a favorite of Roger Hankey ASHI Certified Home Inspector  Home Inspector Roger Hankey rides a recumbent bicycle on Minnetonka, MN trails

Read what our customers say about us.  Their ratings have made us the most awarded home inspectors in the Twin Cities.  We also consult on Wet Basements,  Ice Dams, and Moisture Intrusion.

 

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We are ASHI Certified  Inspectors (ACI).    Roger Hankey is an AARST - National Radon Proficiency Program certified Radon Measurement professionalNRPP ID 105728RT.  See the latest StarTribune article on radon in Twin Cities homes. We have found elevated levels of radon in numerous Minnetonka homes. 

 

 

 

"Before We Speak House, We LISTEN." We include YOUR concerns in the inspection. We understand you don't buy a house often or are buying your first home.  We take 3-4 hours to inspect the house.  We check how the house has handled Minnesota climate stresses, look for energy efficiency opportunities, and do carbon monoxide tests.    
Ask us a question.   
 This site includes  "Troubled Houses" - The home owners information resource.  (plus Photos of the Month)  

 

Melted rings at top of a gas water heater.  Troubled Houses-A Home Owner's Resource. (C) 2011 HankeyandBrown.com ASHI Certified Inspectors in Eden Prairie, MN
   Also see our tips on home buying at Buyer & Agent information.

Your questions are answered at an on-site briefing.   We explain our findings and offer maintenance tips.   We also do Radon Tests & Moisture Investigations and provide inspection consulting services on other issues including ice dams and wet basements for buyers, sellers, and property owners.   Now offering infrared camera thermal imaging service for both residential and industrial customers.  See HUD's "Ten questions to ask your home inspector."   NEW! Subscribe to our monthly memo on home buying and home maintenance.

   Roger Hankey, ASHI Certified Inspector, Eden Prairie MN

Click here to read ASHI® Reporter articles written by Roger Hankey, a national authority on home inspections.  Roger has taught home inspection classes across the US and held many leadership positions in ASHI.  He is the most senior member of ASHI in Minnesota and received the first ASHI President's award in 1989 for his leadership on the ASHI Standards.  Roger also has written and reviewed articles for inspectapedia.com.   Home inspection is a humbling task requiring a curiosity and mindfulness.  We try to learn from each assignment and share the benefits of those lessons with you.  Some of those lessons can be found on our Troubled Houses page.

We serve all of Minnetonka and the surrounding area.  We also inspect commercial buildings such as small retail facilities and apartment buildings.

 

Roger Hankey on Zillow