Answers to Edina home buyer's concerns from inspectors who listen. (Free info) Welcome. THANK YOU for viewing HankeyandBrown.com.
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To order an Edina 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 43 years experience in home inspections. We have inspected Edina houses similar to the one you're considering. We're the most experienced ASHI® Certified Inspectors in Minnesota. (Inspector's credentials)
We have lived in the northeast portion of Eden Prairie since 1987 and know the homes in neighboring Edina and surrounding areas very well. Edina is in Hennepin County. Search county property records by address. (Owner, assessed value, property taxes, most recent sale information, map, legal description, etc.)
Most of the homes in Edina are served by Edina Public Schools, however a portion of the city is served by the Hopkins School District, another excellent school system. (Both our children attended Hopkins schools for 13 years.) Postal zip codes of homes in Edina are 55410, 55416, 55424, 55435, 55436, and 55439.
Building permit history on Edina homes can be obtained at City Hall, Building Inspections Division, 4801 W. 50th St., 952-826-0372, or you can search online permit records.
We are ASHI Certified Inspectors (ACI). Roger Hankey is a MN Dept. of Health licensed radon measurement professional and an AARST - National Radon Proficiency Program certified Radon Measurement professional See the latest StarTribune article on radon. We have found elevated levels of radon in numerous Edina 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)
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.
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.