Inspections of Foreclosure Homes

All Heimer Engineering's Inspectors are Licensed Engineers


Pre-purchase home inspections in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. All our home inspectors are Professional Engineers.Heimer Engineering reports the information you need to make an informed decision about buying a foreclosed house.  Many foreclosure homes have been neglected.  Engineering reports provide valuable, reliable information, including an expense analysis.  The information in the report enables you to make a wise decision.


Pre-Purchase Inspections
Of Foreclosure Homes

A Foreclosure home may have suffered a lot of damage.Heimer® Engineering is a Professional Engineering corporation whose Licensed Professional Engineers have been providing home inspection services for more than 40 years.  Heimer Engineering's Engineers provide a detailed engineering report on the foreclosed house you are considering purchasing.  An expense analysis of needed repairs is included.

Call 800.605.1500 or use the online form 24/7 to get more information.

The State of New York, in their online brochure "What You Should Know About Professional Engineers and Their Services" (www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/pebroch.htm) states one of the reasons that you should use a Licensed Professional Engineers is to "evaluate the structural integrity, electrical, and/or mechanical systems of a house prior to purchase or renovation".

Under the laws of the State of New York only a Licensed Professional Engineer can offer engineering services to the general public.  Some home inspection companies will tell you that they have an Engineer on staff, an Engineer reviews the reports, or even that an Engineer helped them set up the inspection system.

You can verify online that you are really hiring a licensed Professional EngineerClick here for more information on online license verificationRemember that all of our inspectors are Licensed Professional Engineers.


Inspections of Foreclosed Homes
Performed by Licensed Professional Engineers

When buying a foreclosed home, a Heimer inspection is your best protection!People choose to buy real estate based on factors including location, appearance, style, value, etc.  Few people make a purchase decision based only on condition.  It is easy to say "I’ll fix that," or "All this house needs is a coat of paint."

Many foreclosed homes have suffered from lack of maintenance.  Prior to foreclosure, the previous owner may have ignored needed maintenance.  Some homeowners may have vandalized the house just prior to the foreclosure.

After a house has been foreclosed, it usually sits vacant.  During the winter, pipes may freeze if the house is not properly winterized.  Year round, the house may be vandalized.  Metal components of the house may be taken and sold for scrap.

Sample Home Inspection ReportIt is of little use to know that a problem or defect exists unless you also know what it is going to cost you to correct the problem.  An expense analysis is useful for planning and for negotiating adjustments to the sale price.  The engineering report prepared by Heimer Engineering includes an expense analysis.

Click here, or on the clipboard to the right. to view a sample home inspection report.

Having a pre-purchase home inspection performed by a Licensed Professional Engineer who provides an expense analysis in the engineering report is essential.  Call 800.605.1500 or use the online form 24/7 to get more information

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Heimer Engineering PC performs pre-purchase home, building, condominium unit, and co-op unit inspections, and provides other Engineering services.  Heimer Engineering PC only provides Engineering services in the State of New York.  Heimer Engineering PC does not provide contracting, construction, building, or repair services.  Heimer Engineering PC is not associated with any contracting, construction, or repair company.  This helps assure you of unbiased professional advice.


Heimer Engineering PC performs pre-purchase home, building, condominium unit, and co-op unit inspections, and provides other Engineering services in the State of New York.  Environmental information on this web site is provided so that prospective purchasers will realize that there are environmental risks associated with the purchase of real estate.  You will need to retain an appropriately licensed and trained environmental consultant to have these hazards evaluated in the property that you are considering purchasing.



Heimer Engineering PC performs pre-purchase home, building, condominium unit, and co-op unit inspections, and provides other Engineering services in the State of New York.  Environmental information on this web site (including environmental photographs) is provided so that prospective purchasers will realize that there are environmental risks associated with the purchase of real estate.  You need to retain an appropriately licensed and trained environmental consultant to have these hazards evaluated in the property that you are considering purchasing.  Photographs are not included as part of the standard pre-purchase inspection.  Including photographs would be a violation of Heimer Engineering's privacy policy.  Heimer Engineering values the privacy of its clients, and of the sellers of the homes, buildings, condominium units, and co-op units being inspected.