Testimonials ------- Recommendations

 

 

 

 

We highly recommend Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection to anyone who
 needs a home inspection.  We moved from Connecticut (September 2018) and recently
 bought a house in Franklin, New Hampshire and hired Stephen to do the inspection. 
He did an excellent job inspecting our home. He did a complete inspection of all parts
of the house which took approximately 4 hours.  This inspection was done in our
presence and that of our agent and the listing agent and without reservation all were
 impressed with his knowledge and explanation of what he was doing.  Stephan also
 gave us valuable tips on how to correct minor flaws.  He is both personable and
professional in the performance of his job. It is without reservation that we
 recommend him for any home inspection.

Bert & Rachel Bosse  

October 9, 2018

 

 

 

Greetings,[ Home Inspection ]August,6,2018

I wanted to write to inform you that after a very grueling set of
negotiations and one failed closing, we have finally closed on 795
Mount Moosilauke Highway. I want to offer my praise for your rigor,
without your efforts at spending eight hours systematically surveying
an immense property, we could not have possibly had the confidence to
complete the purchase.

Your careful eye for thoroughness demonstrated a comprehensive
evaluation of issues which needed to be addressed. In the end we
successfully achieved resolution on every one of the major issues
which you brought up, because your extensive documentation and
thoroughly explanations won the sellers over for the legitimate need
for rectification that those issues posed. Your effort was worth every
penny and more. Your careful documentation even saved us more hardship
when one of the hydronic heat circuits in the house did not function
on the walkthrough before the first attempted closing; since the home
inspection clearly covered that it had been too hot on the day of the
walkthrough to test the heat, the sellers agreed with making the
repair before the final successful closing.

At this time, thanks to the tests you executed, we know to install a
water radon aeration system before moving in, and that otherwise, the
house is now ready and fit for occupancy. Your diligence and
capability were absolutely critical assets in making this deal
salvageable and ultimately successful on an extremely old and
complicated property.

Sincerely,
Marina Reilly-Collette

 


 June 6, 2018

 I recently hired Yankee Home Inspection. . Stephen spent over 5 hours

 going through the property. He covered everything and took his time to

explain things as we went. He has also sent many links that will be helpful

 moving forward. I would definitely recommend Yankee Home Inspection .
Sincerely,
George Thalin

 5/29/18

Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection did an outstanding and very thorough job of inspecting a house that I was planning to purchase.  He spent almost 6 hours inspecting every part of the house and garage from top to bottom, inside and out.  He followed up his inspection with a  detailed explanation of the pluses and minuses of the home, and a detailed written report of every aspect of his inspection.  Two days later I received an additional written summary of the inspection, highlighting the important problems that he found, suggestions on how to address these problems, and over 160 digital photographs that he took of these areas that needed attention.  

I would highly recommend Mr. DeCosta, and would use his services again in the future. 

 

Thanks again, Bill

                     1/6/2018

Stephen,

I would like to thank you for the home inspection you performed on 1-6-2017. I was so impressed with your attention to detail in your inspection. The temperature was -6 degrees out and you still climbed under our deck, in the snow, to inspect it. that kind of professionalism is unmatched in my book.

The final report you gave us is easy to understand and will be a great help going forward as we move in and update our home.

Your recommendations were great and your explanations as we moved around the house were very helpful.

This, in my opinion was the most thorough and professional home inspection I have ever been through. Our realtor also commented that she was very impressed with you and has never seen a better home inspection.

Thanks again, I highly recommend Yankee Home Inspection to anyone looking to buy a home in the Central N.H area.

Sincerely,
 Steven Foley

 

 

 

 

Review by Sergey M. in Gilford, NH           December 1, 2017

Project: Inspect a Home

The house we found and wanted to buy was built at the end of the 18th century. While the house kept many its original features it looked like it was well maintained by the owners. However, with the house of such age no one can be sure that there are no serious problems hidden somewhere. Since we have not been that lucky with the inspectors in our previous house buying we were very thorough and not in a hurry looking for an inspector. We wanted to find the ?best of the best?. Our Realtor who was very helpful during the whole buying process recommended us a couple of inspectors. Also we found a number of inspectors with very good reviews on the internet. We communicated with those inspectors and explained our situation about historic house. What surprised us is that they promise to conduct the whole inspections of the house together with inspecting septic system just within two-three hours. Yes, they were going to get help from one of their team members, but two-three hours for the house built in 1790 was certainly not enough. So, we continued our search. One by one we were scanning through every review on the Internet on home inspectors we could find. At some point we stumbled at the review where the buyer was upset that the inspector he hired spent too much time conducting the inspection. That inspector was Mr. Stephen DeCosta. We called him to discuss our case. He sounded solid, explained us the process in details, and informed that the time he spends on the house like ours is not less than 4-5 hours. In addition, he recommended us septic system professional. Looking ahead ? we were very happy with the work of that septic system guy. Steve is very thorough, knowledgeable, and highly professional inspector. He totally spent 6 hours conducting house inspection. While inspecting the house Steve explained every small detail even suggesting how to fix the problem. I am an engineer myself. I can do almost any job with my hands and skills - from house repair to house remodeling. However, I was impressed with the depth of Steve's professionalism. At the end of his inspection Steve provided us with a detailed report of all things that need to be fixed. Steve?s report helped us to create a good list of all problems in the house and to re-negotiate a better price for the house. He is the best home inspector we ever worked with. All together working with Steve was a fun, a good learning lesson, and a very reassuring process. After his inspection we knew for sure that we made a good choice, and while the house is old we got confidence that we will be able to fix all the problems the house has. We highly recommend Steve to every one who is looking for a great professional and expects a consistent result of home inspection.

       10/19/2017

  Stephen is very thorough, helpful, knowledgeable and skilled. He is genuinely passionate about his job and also cares very much about his customer(s), and is very enthusiastic.
Stephen is always prompt and right by his phone at many times of the day and night, and is sure to call you back as soon as he can if he can't answer. Stephen will provide you with a binder with complete details of the inspection upon completion as well as e-mails with photos and complete details at to what the issues may be.
  My wife and I are purchasing a home, Stephen took his time to also notify us of things that may be an issue in the future, along with details on how to prevent them from occuring, as well as suggestions on how to fix them with reccomendations of books and websites if you're the DIY type.
   Many home inspectors look at A and Z
But Stephen Looks at A through Z.
We couldn't be any happier!
   Thanks Stephen for all of your help!

Matthew, Canaan NH

 

October 12, 2017

    If you are searching for an experienced, highly qualified, professional home inspector Stephen DeCosta is your man.  I am a very senior citizen who has bought and sold at least eight homes over my many years - believe me Steve is one of a kind.  I have been working with Steve on the purchase of my home from a distance of over a thousand miles.  He has been very helpful dealing with deadlines and when we finally met for the inspection he was on time and ready to go.  The inspection took the better part of an eight hour day.  We covered the house and garage from the chimney cap and flashing down to the foundation and basement furnace, water and sewer systems.  He has great understanding of the many rules and regulations.  He takes great pride in his work down to the very last detail.  I found Steve to be a great source of information about how to repair or correct minor problems.  His tips and stories are priceless.  I enjoyed my day with this old Yankee and I’m sure I will enjoy my new home.     Chuck Bailey


 

 

 

 

   8/11/17

Steven DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection performed a home inspection for a second home we were considering purchasing in New Hampshire. From the first phone call to the final report Steven was extremely attentive and professional. Steven came to the appointment on time, prepared, and informative he spent most of the day with us, he reviewed many things regarding the local area and the upkeep of the home we would not have otherwise known since we are not from the area. Steven was extremely thorough, he not only inspected for standards per the NACHI’s code but went above and beyond pointing out other areas of concern and providing quick and helpful solutions to smaller concerns. Steven left us with a property inspection report binder which detailed all the areas of the home and clearly marked out and documented safety concerns. He then provided us with a ton of pictures which supported his findings.  If you want an inspector that will have your best interest in mind, then Steven DeCosta is the one you want to choose over any of the others, Guaranteed! It’s your investment, if you choose Yankee Home Inspection plan on spending some time reviewing all aspect of your investment and not just the ones the realtor’s want you to look at.  We highly recommend Steven. ~ Dianne and Vinnie Allard, Thornton, NH

 

I would like to thank Stephen DeCosta/Yankee Home Inspection for the home inspection/ report for a condo I am buying in Lincoln NH. Stephen did all the important things - testing the gfci electric circuits, smoke detectors, general wiring and electrical, appliances, gas service, hvac etc and he also had great info on little fixes that all homeowners need like fixing small gaps in weather stripping, sticky sliding doors and screens . 

Although no major problems were found(that's a good thing) he did point out small items to be addressed before the turn into a problem. He also noticed several safety issues that are relatively easy fixes but once again could be a larger problem.

 Stephen is a nice guy with a lot of knowledge. He is not in a hurry to get through the inspection, he spends time looking at everything- that's why I hired  Yankee Home Inspection and I definitely recommend them for any home inspection .

Dan Arsenault 8-4-17

 

 

Review by ROBIN M. in Bristol, NH   7/29/2017

Project: Inspect a Home

Steve is excellent! He explained everything he pointed out. He also had suggestions on what we could do for repairs. I was very impressed with Steve and how thorough he was during our home inspection. He does not miss anything. I would recommend Steve to anyone I know in need of a home inspections. He also will let you know to pack a lunch because he does not do a quick look he really takes his time and does it correctly.

 

7/19/2017

Hi Stephen,

   Karyn and I would like to thank you very much for your recent home inspection at 7 SW Spur, Thornton NH.

   We really appreciated your promptness, courtesy and attention to all details of the home.

   Your home inspection was the most thorough we've witnessed and that was also stated by the real estate agents as well.

  You highlighted the strengths in addition to the weaknesses and made many suggestions with regards to preventative maintenance

and home improvements.

  Safety is high on everyone's list, and your safety agenda was top notch.

  We especially liked all of your helpful hints that could help to make us comfortable in our new home.

Thanks again,

Sincerely,

Ralph and Karyn Moschella

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Steven,     Home Inspection  5/30/2017

 I’ve been remiss in writing this note.  I do apologize.  The service you performed for me on the home inspection was truly outstanding.  The documentation you provided for us to make a decision on whether or not the purchase the house was great.  The in depth knowledge you have of your job was amazing.  The items you found, that 3 of us had overlooked and were serious enough for us to determine not to buy the house.  Had we purchased the house without your inspection, we would have had to spend thousands of dollars to correct the issues.

 I have been searching for another house and when I do find one I am interested in, I will give you a call for you’re the only person I would want to do an inspection as you are so thorough.

  Sincerely,

Donna Thompson

 

Best money ever spent!!!            Inspection date  April 22, 2017

Stephen was an encyclopedia of information. Grab your notebook and pen and get ready for an education.  He started out with an explanation of what he would be inspecting. He made me feel very comfortable. He suggested to ask as many questions as possible and that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Stephen pointed out every detail and then explained the professional fix or the do-it-yourself fix. He literally had me crawling around with him to point out any faults or defects. He then documented all aspects of his inspection and I was given a binder for all aspects of the house including make and model numbers and date of  mechanical systems. He even has made two follow up phone calls to me, asking if there is anything else that I may need an explanation on.
I would highly recommend Yankee Home Inspection.


NICK and PATTY

 

February 26, 2017

 

We used Yankee home inspection when we purchased our farm in Sanbornton, NH. Stephen showed up and was very professional. He explained the entire process and how long it would take. He was extremely thorough in his inspection and pointed out items that were safety issues, vs cosmetic, vs normal wear and tear. When he was done he gave us a folder that had all the things he talked about in neat binding with headings and pictures. We are extremely grateful to Stephen and all he does to ensure the home we purchased was safe and would last for many years. We have recommended him to friends and family and would use him again without a second thought. Thank you Stephen!

 

Laurie M

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January 23, 2017

  

I highly recommend Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection if you are considering purchasing a home. Steve is very thorough during his inspections. He checks out areas of a home that you would not think to go over. He writes his findings down and lets you take notes of his findings during the inspection. Steve is a brilliant inspector. I have worked in the construction field for over 40 years and I have never come across anyone so knowledgeable as Steve. He really takes his time to go over every inch of the home you are considering purchasing. He answers any questions you have on regarding how to solve problem areas found during his examination. We received Steve's written examination the same day and also received detailed pictures the following day with recommendations on how to repair any problem areas. I highly recommend Stephen DeCosta to anyone who is in the market to purchase a home. Thank you for everything you taught me that day.

 

Richard and Kimberly Forgione

 
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12/10/2016

 

"Steve has been the most thorough home inspector I have had the opportunity to work with. He was extremely detail oriented and brought up a couple issues with the home to be purchased that might have been missed by less diligent inspectors. He put in more than the time required, did not take shortcuts and his work made it clear that he was working on behalf of the home buyer and no one else. If the opportunity arises again Steve will be the go to home inspector for any future home purchases.

 

-Nik"

 

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8/22/2016

 

Steve

Thanks so much for the very thorough inspection of the home in Hebron this week that my wife and I are considering purchasing. I have had several homes inspected in the past, none of which

was done more professionally and as thorough as you did. The many pictures are invaluable and the written assessment excellent to refer to when discussing the issues with the seller. Most importantly, your intense scrutiny and attention to detail turned up several hidden "gotchas" that were not obvious on the surface of this nearly 200 year old home. I am very grateful for that, and it gives us a clearer picture of what to expect going forward. I would be glad to provide a referral if needed in the future.

 

Thanks again.

Dennis D.

Hebron, NH

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8/8/16

"I highly recommend Steve DeCosta for your home inspection. He was incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and informative. This was my first home and it was a difficult case, I'm sure. It was a bit of a hodge-podge with questionable construction and sat empty for over a year. Steve spent more than 6 hours at the house, walking me through every inch and every problem. And he explained every problem with great detail and ways to correct them. He went on the roof, into the attic, around the property, into cabinets and under the crawl space! I feel that I now know every inch of that house and am confident in how it operates and how to remedy issues. Not only did he thoroughly explain the problems that he found, but he gave me sound advice and opinions on the general care and upkeep of this particular house. I found him friendly, funny, informative, interesting and intelligent. The day passed quickly in his company despite the length of the inspection. He provided a binder report that day and an overview, amendment and pictures 2 days later. I would recommend him not only for inspection purposes but just to get a detailed "report" on your home and how it's functions. I will be calling him again when I purchase my next home." ~Krista S. from Rumney, NH

 

Krista

 

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5/21/16

 

From David H. -

 

Steve is a pleasure to work with!

His customer service, consultation, approach, and inspection are second to none!

Steve truly strives to provide topnotch service to his customers!

Steve has my highest recommendation!

 

Thanks again Steve... Much appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

David Hunt

 

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4/20/16

We brought Steve in to help us evaluate a major commercial property acquisition;

a campground resort on 26 acres with 100 sites and 3 buildings. It was a big project,

but Steve was timely, thorough and really helped us understand the condition of the

property. The level of detail was outstanding, and the cost was in line with expectations

so I would not hesitate to recommend Steve for any project whether it is a residential or

commercial transaction.

 

Njal Larson

4/20/2016

Yankee Home Inspection

 
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5/10/16

Hi Steve, here is a recommendation that you may feel free to quote if you wish, but please put down my name as "Eric F." (not my full last name, thanks). Steve performed a thorough and detailed inspection of a home that was over 100 years old. He left nothing uncovered, and explained what he was looking for and the issues he found as he went. He spent the majority of the day inspecting the

property, and uncovered numerous areas that needed attention. He was not alarmist, but rather pragmatic in how he described the issues and what would be needed for remediation. I came away confident that the investment was still a wise choice, but with an understanding of the sorts of improvements and repairs needed in the future. He was clearly very knowledgeable, responsible, and reasonably priced.

 

Eric F., Campton NH

 

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1/16/16

 

Review by Colleen T. in Lincoln, NH

 

Project: Inspect a Home

 

Comments: He was very thorough! He took the time to

inspect everything and made some very good recommendations!

 

Jennifer Ryan

PO Box 2042

Ashland, NH 03217

 

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12/16/2015

 

Dear Mr. DeCosta/ Yankee Inspections,

 

Thank you so very much for arranging your busy schedule to do my roofing/attic inspection in such a timely manner before the weather turns and we get snow. I consider myself extremely fortunate that I was able to find you without any personal references as I am new to this area. The amount of time you spent and the depth of your knowledge in construction and home inspections was very impressive but I really appreciated your easy going manner and professional approach. The suggestions you gave on other issues to keep us safe or reduce our personal liability in our home were greatly appreciated and not even a part of the inspection I paid for. I know that the extra time you took to draw me diagrams and help me understand roofing construction and the pictures you took were all invaluable. Knowing that my original home inspector that I used when I bought this townhome made many errors and missed many problems made me appreciate your detailed, honest and knowledgeable insights even more. Thanks again for helping me understand the condition of my roof and possible areas of concern. And for getting my final report to me so promptly. I wish there were more companies with such integrity in this business.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jeni Ryan

 

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9/11/15

If you want a thorough inspection, then Stephen is your man.

 

He is very knowledgeable and professional. Stephen will suggest

 

“DIY” projects that will save you money. We recommend

 

Yankee Home Inspection.

 

Karen G.

 

My testimonial: Home Inspection 8/6/15

 

"I hired Stephen to perform a home inspection of my 27 year-old-home. He was prompt, professional, very Thorough, and easy to work with. He provided me with many helpful, money-savings suggestions. He also pointed out many smaller issues. I believe that, as a result of his home inspection, I was able to avoid making several very costly and unnecessary repairs. I would highly recommend Stephen and

Yankee Home Inspection."

 

Thank you, Stephen., Mary H.

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7/1/15

Testimonial: 7/1/15 Yankee Home Inspection

 

Stephen DeCosta inspected a house my husband and I were interested in purchasing. The house has been vacant for some time and is not in the greatest condition. We live two hours away from the property and had limited availability to meet with Stephen. He was very accommodating and worked with our tricky schedule. He showed up on time and was very thorough. He was very pleasant and professional. The house is badly in need of repair as well as being very old and required a great deal of time and effort. Stephen not only took his own notes for his report, but also provided a notepad and pen and suggested when we should write our own notes regarding tips for future home care and maintenance. Stephen gave us a report that was very detailed and easy to read. We did purchase the home and had Stephen come back for a water test. Again, he was flexible with our availability and punctual. We had the water report back very quickly. He was also helpful in providing contact information for some of the trades we would need for house repairs. We were very satisfied with the service and would recommend Stephen to others.

 

Nick and Cecilia Hill

 
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3-21-15

 

Home Inspection 3-21-15

"I recently bought a house and for the inspection I was lucky enough to have contacted Stephen DeCosta. He arrived on time for the inspection, and proceeded to do a very thorough inspection. As he went through he had me take notes on things needing professional attention and those things I could fix myself. He gave several suggestions for how best to accomplish the smaller projects, so as to save money. He did not try to rush the inspection, but rather went through as much as possible to make sure I could have an informed opinion of how much work I was looking at.

 

I would hire him without hesitation for any future house inspections and have recommended him to friends that might soon be in the market to buy a home.

 
-Edrik Mattson"

 

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2/10/15

 

Hi Stephen, Home inspection 2/10/15

 

I wanted to take a minute and write a review on your business.

I don't write many reviews, but when I had the home inspection,

I knew I would be leaving a review. You were VERY thorough with

your inspection. You found things that were very important and

some smaller things as well. The tips and ideas you gave me about

ways to have quick and safe repairs were very helpful. Your prices

were very fair. Thanks again Stephen!!

Matt Huppe.

 
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1/26/15

 

Dear Stephen: Home Inspection 1/26/15

 

Thank you for your thorough inspection. Your inspection and Clearly written recommendations will allow me to more easily make repairs resulting in saved time and money.

 

Samuel Dagan

 

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Yankee home inspections 9/19/14

 

Honest, Well Spoken, and Detail Orientated, Steve is well suited to his trade. He took the extra time to be thorough and to explain things from a safety vantage. Simply stated Yankee Inspection Services is who you want doing your home inspection. Jeff H -Lincoln, NH

 

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8/17/14

 

Steve recently performed a thorough home inspection on a lake house I was in the process of purchasing. He arrived on time and was very professional. I received a detailed report the same day along with pictures. I would highly recommend him.

 

Rick S

 

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7/1/14

 

Hi, my name is Ron Bolduc, and I am a first time home buyer and

 

needed the property I was thinking about purchasing inspected, so

 

I called Yankee Home Inspections. They did a great job and took

 

The time to explain and showed me the problems with the property.

 

Not only was the problems at hand, but if left unchecked, was the

 

problems they could turn into. Needless to say, that property was

 

not for me.

 

I would recommend Yankee Home Inspections to anyone who

 

has a family and needs piece of mind when buying or selling a

 

home. Thank you.

 

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6/26/14

 

 

This is to give Yankee Home Inspection (Steve DeCosta ) a great review;

 

 

5 star! He is prompt, curtious, thorough and does a good job! Be it,

 

inspection, water tests, etc., and they have gotten back to you with an

 

explanation. I would highly recommend him.

 

Sincerely,

 

Perry & Debi Kurz

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Dear Stephen, 5/19/14

 

Thanks for the the excellent home inspection.

 

Your recommendations were right on!

 

Many thanks,

 

Ernie and Bonnie Linda Vlk

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5/17/14

We recently had a home inspection done by Stephen DeCosta on a house we are trying to buy. Stephen arrived on time and immediately went to work. We were kind of shocked (as was the homeowner) when Stephen told us the process would take about six hours. We were expecting maybe a two to three hour event. Soon, we found out why the inspection took the time it did.

The house is 3100 square feet, and Steven took his time meticulously going through every inch of the property pointing out flaws, potential problems, preventative steps and proper fixes. He is very thorough in his approach in inspecting a house and it was like attending an advanced college course in housing knowledge with Professor DeCosta. He is a very friendly man, who takes his job seriously and he will certainly give you your money's worth.

At the end of the inspection, Stephen fills out a beautiful binder, that is well organized by categories in the house, filled with all kinds of pertinent information. He took many pictures (60 in all) and emailed them to us promptly. His pricing seems very fair (from comparisons we made on the internet) and we can't imagine how he could have done a better job. He was perfect in every way. If we ever have to get a housing inspection again, we would only have to make one call and that would be to Stephen. We highly recommend him!!! Thank you Stephen. Great job. Bob and Darlene Orf

 

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4/15/14

 

My wife and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a short sale property. This kind of house requires

 

a sharp and thorough inspection, and Steve DeCosta really came through for us in that.

 

Steve was very easy to work with, and made a good impression right from the start, arriving on-time

 

and laying out the expectations of the inspection so we knew what we were in for. He then guided us

 

around the property, taking his time to check all issues and going over his findings as we went.

 

Steve not only pointed out concerns with the property, but also provided advice on resolving many

 

of these issues – not just what needed to be done and how to go about getting it done, but also

 

preventative measures to help avoid future problems, and even some do-it-yourself fixes where an

 

issue might be within our own means of taking care of.

 

The final report was completed on-site, allowing us to have a copy of the full inspection before we

 

left. The report itself had an easy-to-follow setup, with indexes and grading systems to quickly

 

find and understand the analysis. Steve also sent us dozens of photos he’d taken during the

 

inspection, further detailing his findings.

 

 

Steve’s professionalism and thoroughness gave us a lot of confidence in our purchase and the

 

steps we need to take in bringing out its full potential. We are truly grateful for his help and

 

recommend his services.

 

Matt Perloff

 

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3/18/2014

 

Hello my name is Matt Stanley and I am a builder by trade with 20

 

years experience. I am writing this letter in appreciation of the

 

inspection that Steve Decosta of Yankee Home Inspections just

 

performed for me. I want to start by saying that he showed up on

 

time. Steve then did a thorough inspection of the premises. I want

 

to point out that his inspection was quite long. As the home buyer I

 

was very appreciative of the fact that he takes his time on EVERY

 

aspect of the inspection in order to give a comprehensive report.

 

He was also able to give solid educated responses to my questions.

 

In the end I was given a three ring binder packed full of information.

 

Along with that, he included an in depth report which was instrumental

 

in negotiating with the seller on the price. Beyond that he

 

sent me an E-mail with 96 pictures identifying items in the report, and

 

a brief synopsis of the report. People looking to buy a home are often

 

blinded by their excitement and choose the cheapest or fastest

 

inspection. Do yourself a favor and choose Yankee Home Inspections

 

to really get an educational and comprehensive report on your future

 

home. You owe it to yourself, it is the biggest investment of your life.

 

I know I'm happy with my choice.

 

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10/31/13

 

Hi Steve here is a recommendation to post:

 

I am strongly recommending Steve DeCosta for your next home inspection. I hired Steve to get an idea of what problems I may encounter when I sell my home next year. I felt like I took a class in home inspection 101 as Steve did a complete and thorough inspection of my home, noting important safety and structural concerns with photographs that helped to provide me with a visual recollection of his inspection. Along the way he also gave me tips regarding critters we often have as inhabitants of second home property in NH. Like others have said Steve also provides a detailed report of his inspection. Beyond his professionalism Steve is quite personable and easy to work with. I cant speak any higher of Steve's inspection service.

 

George Kenna in Campton 10/31/13

 

 

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Stephen DeCosta performed a condo inspection for us in Thornton, NH.

 

His professionalism, knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing and safety issues were outstanding. He was great at explaining what he was looking at and why there could be an issue.

 

No detail was too small and he presented a comprehensive report after the inspection identifying everything (with accompanying photos). He was organized and systematic about how the inspection progressed, careful to explain every detail. He was good at identifying major issues, safety issues, and minor issues and made great recommendations about how to correct them.

 

He gave us great peace of mind in moving forward with our purchase.

 

If you are looking for a quality home inspector who does not take shortcuts, Stephen is your guy!

 

Once again…thank you!!

 

Gary Belastock

 

The Retail Network

 

272 Chauncy St., Unit 8

 

Mansfield, MA 02048

 

Phone: (508)261-8764 x200

 

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8/24/13

 

I would confidently recommend Yankee Home Inspection and

 

Stephen DeCosta to anyone seeking a qualified, and thorough

 

home inspector. He was always punctual, very detailed oriented

 

and very willing to walk us through what he was finding during

 

the course of the inspection. He even went so far as to offer a

 

few tips and tricks for efficient home ownership. Steve did a

 

great job and offered us peace of mind in the purchase of our

 

new home.

 

-Heather & Charlie, Laconia, NH 8/24/13

 

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4/23/13

 

Yankee home inspection did a thorough inspection.

 

Steve DeCosta showed me good things and pointed

 

out things that should be done to correct or prevent

 

problems. I also received a very complete info

 

notebook with lots of detailed photos

 

I would recommend them if you really want a good

 

inspection.

 

Lee Gardner 4/23/13

 

_________ 

   

3/11/13

 

I would recommend Steve he did a outstanding job on our home inspection, we were very pleased with the work he did for us.

 

Bob Thompson 3/11/13

 

 _________

8/8/13

 

It was a pleasure working with Steve. He was at our unit ahead of our designated time and performed the inspection in an efficient but thorough manner. He was very careful to point out all sorts of things that could be an issue for safety or maintenance, while keeping a perspective as to what might have serious or immediate impact and what could be addressed later. He also kept in mind what might represent particular issues for my young children. I also appreciated that he located and recorded serial and model numbers of the heating appliances so that we would have them readily available in the future if we needed them.

Thanks!

/Harlan 8/8/13

 

_________ 

9/4/13

 

Steve ,

 

I just wanted to thank you for the thorough job you did on the home inspection of our "new" old house. Buying a 100+ year old house comes with many questions and unknowns and you did a great job answering all of them. Your knowledge of old home construction and common problems they have was top notch . For every problem you found you had suggestion on how to fix it and to prevent it from reoccurring. Your inspection far exceed my expectations and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy an older home.

 

Thank you,

 

Larry Smith 9/4/13

 

 

_________ 

Home Inspection – 1/10/12

 

Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "Stephen performed our home inspection and we were very pleased with his services. He was incredibly thorough and gave us peace of mind regarding our purchase. He was very helpful and had many useful recommendations for us to keep our home safe and in great condition."

Service Category: General Contractor

Year first hired: 2012

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

 

Meg DeNobile

 

 _________

6/29/10

 

Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "I am very pleased to provide my positive recommendation to Yankee Home Inspection services, and in particular, to Mr. Stephen DeCosta. In June 2010 I contracted with Mr. DeCosta to provide his professional services to inspect a house that I was contemplating on purchasing. I wanted to know the extent of the repairs and/or renovations that I might have to make to the foreclosed house before I made my final offer. Mr. DeCosta arrived at the exact agreed upon time. Throughout the inspection process he allowed me to accompany him, which was exceedingly helpful to me in that I was able to see first hand what discrepancies were present and what Mr. DeCosta recommended as to their remedy. Mr. DeCosta did a thorough inspection of both the outside and inside of the house, which addressed every issue: e.g., roof, chimney, outside stairs and porch conditions and discrepancies, electrical circuits (each and every electrical receptacle in the house was tested), water system (hot water heaters, faucets, drains), appliances that were to remain with the house, and overall safety issues that were of concern and/or not in accordance with established electrical/building codes. At the conclusion of the inspection I was provided with an in-depth comprehensive inspection report that covered every inspection detail, including inspector recommendations for rectification of existing problem issues. I used this inspection report as a basis for establishing my final offer, and, after purchasing the house, I used the report as my guide for the rectification of the problem issues as identified within. In light of the above, and because of the obvious expertise of, and professionalism as demonstrated by Mr. Stephen DeCosta, I provide my highest recommendation and thank Yankee Home Services for a job well done.

 

John D. Kerr, PE

Rumney, NH"

Service Category: Home Inspection

Year first hired: 2010 6/29/10

 

_________ 

6/26/14

 

This is to give Yankee Home Inspection (Steve DeCosta ) a great review;

 

5 star! He is prompt, curtious, thorough and does a good job! Be it,

 

inspection, water tests, etc., and they have gotten back to you with an

 

explanation. I would highly recommend him.

 

Sincerely,

 

Perry & Debi Kurz

 

_________ 

Dear Stephen, 5/19/14

 

Thanks for the the excellent home inspection.

 

Your recommendations were right on!

 

Many thanks,

 

Ernie and Bonnie Linda Vlk

 

_________

5/17/14

We recently had a home inspection done by Stephen DeCosta on a house we are trying to buy. Stephen arrived on time and immediately went to work. We were kind of shocked (as was the homeowner) when Stephen told us the process would take about six hours. We were expecting maybe a two to three hour event. Soon, we found out why the inspection took the time it did.

The house is 3100 square feet, and Steven took his time meticulously going through every inch of the property pointing out flaws, potential problems, preventative steps and proper fixes. He is very thorough in his approach in inspecting a house and it was like attending an advanced college course in housing knowledge with Professor DeCosta. He is a very friendly man, who takes his job seriously and he will certainly give you your money's worth.

At the end of the inspection, Stephen fills out a beautiful binder, that is well organized by categories in the house, filled with all kinds of pertinent information. He took many pictures (60 in all) and emailed them to us promptly. His pricing seems very fair (from comparisons we made on the internet) and we can't imagine how he could have done a better job. He was perfect in every way. If we ever have to get a housing inspection again, we would only have to make one call and that would be to Stephen. We highly recommend him!!! Thank you Stephen. Great job. Bob and Darlene Orf

 

_________ 

 

4/15/14

 

My wife and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a short sale property. This kind of house requires

 

a sharp and thorough inspection, and Steve DeCosta really came through for us in that.

 

Steve was very easy to work with, and made a good impression right from the start, arriving on-time

 

and laying out the expectations of the inspection so we knew what we were in for. He then guided us

 

around the property, taking his time to check all issues and going over his findings as we went.

 

Steve not only pointed out concerns with the property, but also provided advice on resolving many

 

of these issues – not just what needed to be done and how to go about getting it done, but also

 

preventative measures to help avoid future problems, and even some do-it-yourself fixes where an

 

issue might be within our own means of taking care of.

 

 

The final report was completed on-site, allowing us to have a copy of the full inspection before we

 

left. The report itself had an easy-to-follow setup, with indexes and grading systems to quickly

 

find and understand the analysis. Steve also sent us dozens of photos he’d taken during the

 

inspection, further detailing his findings.

 

 

Steve’s professionalism and thoroughness gave us a lot of confidence in our purchase and the

 

steps we need to take in bringing out its full potential. We are truly grateful for his help and

 

recommend his services.

 

Matt Perloff

 

 _________

 

3/18/2014

 

Hello my name is Matt Stanley and I am a builder by trade with 20

 

years experience. I am writing this letter in appreciation of the

 

inspection that Steve Decosta of Yankee Home Inspections just

 

performed for me. I want to start by saying that he showed up on

 

time. Steve then did a thorough inspection of the premises. I want

 

to point out that his inspection was quite long. As the home buyer I

 

was very appreciative of the fact that he takes his time on EVERY

 

aspect of the inspection in order to give a comprehensive report.

 

He was also able to give solid educated responses to my questions.

 

In the end I was given a three ring binder packed full of information.

 

Along with that, he included an in depth report which was instrumental

 

in negotiating with the seller on the price. Beyond that he

 

sent me an E-mail with 96 pictures identifying items in the report, and

 

a brief synopsis of the report. People looking to buy a home are often

 

blinded by their excitement and choose the cheapest or fastest

 

inspection. Do yourself a favor and choose Yankee Home Inspections

 

to really get an educational and comprehensive report on your future

 

home. You owe it to yourself, it is the biggest investment of your life.

 

I know I'm happy with my choice.

 

 

 

Hi Steve here is a recommendation to post:

 

I am strongly recommending Steve DeCosta for your next home inspection. I hired Steve to get an idea of what problems I may encounter when I sell my home next year. I felt like I took a class in home inspection 101 as Steve did a complete and thorough inspection of my home, noting important safety and structural concerns with photographs that helped to provide me with a visual recollection of his inspection. Along the way he also gave me tips regarding critters we often have as inhabitants of second home property in NH. Like others have said Steve also provides a detailed report of his inspection. Beyond his professionalism Steve is quite personable and easy to work with. I cant speak any higher of Steve's inspection service.

 

George Kenna in Campton 10/31/13

 

 

_________

 

Stephen DeCosta performed a condo inspection for us in Thornton, NH.

 

His professionalism, knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing and safety issues were outstanding. He was great at explaining what he was looking at and why there could be an issue.

 

No detail was too small and he presented a comprehensive report after the inspection identifying everything (with accompanying photos). He was organized and systematic about how the inspection progressed, careful to explain every detail. He was good at identifying major issues, safety issues, and minor issues and made great recommendations about how to correct them.

 

He gave us great peace of mind in moving forward with our purchase.

 

If you are looking for a quality home inspector who does not take shortcuts, Stephen is your guy!

 

Once again…thank you!!

 

Gary Belastock

 

The Retail Network

 

272 Chauncy St., Unit 8

 

Mansfield, MA 02048

 

Phone: (508)261-8764 x200

 

 

_________

 

I would confidently recommend Yankee Home Inspection and

 

Stephen DeCosta to anyone seeking a qualified, and thorough

 

home inspector. He was always punctual, very detailed oriented

 

and very willing to walk us through what he was finding during

 

the course of the inspection. He even went so far as to offer a

 

few tips and tricks for efficient home ownership. Steve did a

 

great job and offered us peace of mind in the purchase of our

 

new home.

 

-Heather & Charlie, Laconia, NH 8/24/13

 

 

_________ 

 

Yankee home inspection did a thorough inspection.

 

Steve DeCosta showed me good things and pointed

 

out things that should be done to correct or prevent

 

problems. I also received a very complete info

 

notebook with lots of detailed photos

 

I would recommend them if you really want a good

 

inspection.

 

Lee Gardner 4/23/13

 

_________ 


I would recommend Steve he did a outstanding job on our home inspection, we were very pleased with the work he did for us.

 

Bob Thompson 3/11/13

 

 _________

 

It was a pleasure working with Steve. He was at our unit ahead of our designated time and performed the inspection in an efficient but thorough manner. He was very careful to point out all sorts of things that could be an issue for safety or maintenance, while keeping a perspective as to what might have serious or immediate impact and what could be addressed later. He also kept in mind what might represent particular issues for my young children. I also appreciated that he located and recorded serial and model numbers of the heating appliances so that we would have them readily available in the future if we needed them.

Thanks!

Harlan 8/8/13

_________

  

I just wanted to thank you for the thorough job you did on the home inspection of our "new" old house. Buying a 100+ year old house comes with many questions and unknowns and you did a great job answering all of them. Your knowledge of old home construction and common problems they have was top notch . For every problem you found you had suggestion on how to fix it and to prevent it from reoccurring. Your inspection far exceed my expectations and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy an older home.

 

Thank you,

 

Larry Smith 9/4/13

________
 

Home Inspection – 1/10/12

 
Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "Stephen performed our home inspection and we were very pleased with his services. He was incredibly thorough and gave us peace of mind regarding our purchase. He was very helpful and had many useful recommendations for us to keep our home safe and in great condition."

Service Category: General Contractor

Year first hired: 2012

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

 

Meg DeNobile

 

_________ 

Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "I am very pleased to provide my positive recommendation to Yankee Home Inspection services, and in particular, to Mr. Stephen DeCosta. In June 2010 I contracted with Mr. DeCosta to provide his professional services to inspect a house that I was contemplating on purchasing. I wanted to know the extent of the repairs and/or renovations that I might have to make to the foreclosed house before I made my final offer. Mr. DeCosta arrived at the exact agreed upon time. Throughout the inspection process he allowed me to accompany him, which was exceedingly helpful to me in that I was able to see first hand what discrepancies were present and what Mr. DeCosta recommended as to their remedy. Mr. DeCosta did a thorough inspection of both the outside and inside of the house, which addressed every issue: e.g., roof, chimney, outside stairs and porch conditions and discrepancies, electrical circuits (each and every electrical receptacle in the house was tested), water system (hot water heaters, faucets, drains), appliances that were to remain with the house, and overall safety issues that were of concern and/or not in accordance with established electrical/building codes. At the conclusion of the inspection I was provided with an in-depth comprehensive inspection report that covered every inspection detail, including inspector recommendations for rectification of existing problem issues. I used this inspection report as a basis for establishing my final offer, and, after purchasing the house, I used the report as my guide for the rectification of the problem issues as identified within. In light of the above, and because of the obvious expertise of, and professionalism as demonstrated by Mr. Stephen DeCosta, I provide my highest recommendation and thank Yankee Home Services for a job well done.

 

John D. Kerr, PE

Rumney, NH"

Service Category: Home Inspection

Year first hired: 2010 6/29/10

 

 _________

 

6/26/14

 

This is to give Yankee Home Inspection (Steve DeCosta ) a great review;

 

 

5 star! He is prompt, curtious, thorough and does a good job! Be it,

 

inspection, water tests, etc., and they have gotten back to you with an

 

explanation. I would highly recommend him.

 

Sincerely,

 

Perry & Debi Kurz

 

 

Dear Stephen, 5/19/14

 

Thanks for the the excellent home inspection.

 

Your recommendations were right on!

 

Many thanks,

 

Ernie and Bonnie Linda Vlk

_________ 

5/17/14

We recently had a home inspection done by Stephen DeCosta on a house we are trying to buy. Stephen arrived on time and immediately went to work. We were kind of shocked (as was the homeowner) when Stephen told us the process would take about six hours. We were expecting maybe a two to three hour event. Soon, we found out why the inspection took the time it did.

The house is 3100 square feet, and Steven took his time meticulously going through every inch of the property pointing out flaws, potential problems, preventative steps and proper fixes. He is very thorough in his approach in inspecting a house and it was like attending an advanced college course in housing knowledge with Professor DeCosta. He is a very friendly man, who takes his job seriously and he will certainly give you your money's worth.

At the end of the inspection, Stephen fills out a beautiful binder, that is well organized by categories in the house, filled with all kinds of pertinent information. He took many pictures (60 in all) and emailed them to us promptly. His pricing seems very fair (from comparisons we made on the internet) and we can't imagine how he could have done a better job. He was perfect in every way. If we ever have to get a housing inspection again, we would only have to make one call and that would be to Stephen. We highly recommend him!!! Thank you Stephen. Great job. Bob and Darlene Orf

_________


4/15/14

 

My wife and I are first-time home buyers purchasing a short sale property. This kind of house requires

 

a sharp and thorough inspection, and Steve DeCosta really came through for us in that.

Steve was very easy to work with, and made a good impression right from the start, arriving on-time

 

and laying out the expectations of the inspection so we knew what we were in for. He then guided us

 

around the property, taking his time to check all issues and going over his findings as we went.

 

Steve not only pointed out concerns with the property, but also provided advice on resolving many

 

of these issues – not just what needed to be done and how to go about getting it done, but also

 

preventative measures to help avoid future problems, and even some do-it-yourself fixes where an

 

issue might be within our own means of taking care of.

 

 

The final report was completed on-site, allowing us to have a copy of the full inspection before we

 

left. The report itself had an easy-to-follow setup, with indexes and grading systems to quickly

 

find and understand the analysis. Steve also sent us dozens of photos he’d taken during the

 

inspection, further detailing his findings.

 

 

Steve’s professionalism and thoroughness gave us a lot of confidence in our purchase and the

 

steps we need to take in bringing out its full potential. We are truly grateful for his help and

 

recommend his services.

 

Matt Perloff

 

_________ 

3/18/2014

 

Hello my name is Matt Stanley and I am a builder by trade with 20

 

years experience. I am writing this letter in appreciation of the

 

inspection that Steve Decosta of Yankee Home Inspections just

 

performed for me. I want to start by saying that he showed up on

 

time. Steve then did a thorough inspection of the premises. I want

 

to point out that his inspection was quite long. As the home buyer I

 

was very appreciative of the fact that he takes his time on EVERY

 

aspect of the inspection in order to give a comprehensive report.

 

He was also able to give solid educated responses to my questions.

 

In the end I was given a three ring binder packed full of information.

 

Along with that, he included an in depth report which was instrumental

 

in negotiating with the seller on the price. Beyond that he

 

sent me an E-mail with 96 pictures identifying items in the report, and

 

a brief synopsis of the report. People looking to buy a home are often

 

blinded by their excitement and choose the cheapest or fastest

 

inspection. Do yourself a favor and choose Yankee Home Inspections

 

to really get an educational and comprehensive report on your future

 

home. You owe it to yourself, it is the biggest investment of your life.

 

I know I'm happy with my choice.

 

_________
 

Hi Steve here is a recommendation to post:

 

I am strongly recommending Steve DeCosta for your next home inspection. I hired Steve to get an idea of what problems I may encounter when I sell my home next year. I felt like I took a class in home inspection 101 as Steve did a complete and thorough inspection of my home, noting important safety and structural concerns with photographs that helped to provide me with a visual recollection of his inspection. Along the way he also gave me tips regarding critters we often have as inhabitants of second home property in NH. Like others have said Steve also provides a detailed report of his inspection. Beyond his professionalism Steve is quite personable and easy to work with. I cant speak any higher of Steve's inspection service.

 

George Kenna in Campton 10/31/13

 

_________

 

Stephen DeCosta performed a condo inspection for us in Thornton, NH.

 

His professionalism, knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing and safety issues were outstanding. He was great at explaining what he was looking at and why there could be an issue.

 

No detail was too small and he presented a comprehensive report after the inspection identifying everything (with accompanying photos). He was organized and systematic about how the inspection progressed, careful to explain every detail. He was good at identifying major issues, safety issues, and minor issues and made great recommendations about how to correct them.

 

He gave us great peace of mind in moving forward with our purchase.

 

If you are looking for a quality home inspector who does not take shortcuts, Stephen is your guy!

 

Once again…thank you!!

 

Gary Belastock

 

The Retail Network

 

272 Chauncy St., Unit 8

 

Mansfield, MA 02048

 

Phone: (508)261-8764 x200

 

 _________

I would confidently recommend Yankee Home Inspection and

 

Stephen DeCosta to anyone seeking a qualified, and thorough

 

home inspector. He was always punctual, very detailed oriented

 

and very willing to walk us through what he was finding during

 

the course of the inspection. He even went so far as to offer a

 

few tips and tricks for efficient home ownership. Steve did a

 

great job and offered us peace of mind in the purchase of our

 

new home.

 

-Heather & Charlie, Laconia, NH 8/24/13

 

 

_________

Yankee home inspection did a thorough inspection.

 

Steve DeCosta showed me good things and pointed

 

out things that should be done to correct or prevent

 

problems. I also received a very complete info

 

notebook with lots of detailed photos

 

I would recommend them if you really want a good

 

inspection.

 

Lee Gardner 4/23/13

 

_________ 

I would recommend Steve he did a outstanding job on our home inspection, we were very pleased with the work he did for us.

 

Bob Thompson 3/11/13

 

 
_________

It was a pleasure working with Steve. He was at our unit ahead of our designated time and performed the inspection in an efficient but thorough manner. He was very careful to point out all sorts of things that could be an issue for safety or maintenance, while keeping a perspective as to what might have serious or immediate impact and what could be addressed later. He also kept in mind what might represent particular issues for my young children. I also appreciated that he located and recorded serial and model numbers of the heating appliances so that we would have them readily available in the future if we needed them.

Thanks!

/Harlan 8/8/13

 

_________ 

Steve ,

 

I just wanted to thank you for the thorough job you did on the home inspection of our "new" old house. Buying a 100+ year old house comes with many questions and unknowns and you did a great job answering all of them. Your knowledge of old home construction and common problems they have was top notch . For every problem you found you had suggestion on how to fix it and to prevent it from reoccurring. Your inspection far exceed my expectations and I would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy an older home.

 

Thank you,

 

Larry Smith 9/4/13

 

Home Inspection – 1/10/12

 
_________

Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "Stephen performed our home inspection and we were very pleased with his services. He was incredibly thorough and gave us peace of mind regarding our purchase. He was very helpful and had many useful recommendations for us to keep our home safe and in great condition."

Service Category: General Contractor

Year first hired: 2012

Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

 

Meg DeNobile

 

_________ 

Dear Stephen,

I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

 

Details of the Recommendation: "I am very pleased to provide my positive recommendation to Yankee Home Inspection services, and in particular, to Mr. Stephen DeCosta. In June 2010 I contracted with Mr. DeCosta to provide his professional services to inspect a house that I was contemplating on purchasing. I wanted to know the extent of the repairs and/or renovations that I might have to make to the foreclosed house before I made my final offer. Mr. DeCosta arrived at the exact agreed upon time. Throughout the inspection process he allowed me to accompany him, which was exceedingly helpful to me in that I was able to see first hand what discrepancies were present and what Mr. DeCosta recommended as to their remedy. Mr. DeCosta did a thorough inspection of both the outside and inside of the house, which addressed every issue: e.g., roof, chimney, outside stairs and porch conditions and discrepancies, electrical circuits (each and every electrical receptacle in the house was tested), water system (hot water heaters, faucets, drains), appliances that were to remain with the house, and overall safety issues that were of concern and/or not in accordance with established electrical/building codes. At the conclusion of the inspection I was provided with an in-depth comprehensive inspection report that covered every inspection detail, including inspector recommendations for rectification of existing problem issues. I used this inspection report as a basis for establishing my final offer, and, after purchasing the house, I used the report as my guide for the rectification of the problem issues as identified within. In light of the above, and because of the obvious expertise of, and professionalism as demonstrated by Mr. Stephen DeCosta, I provide my highest recommendation and thank Yankee Home Services for a job well done.

 

John D. Kerr, PE

Rumney, NH"

Service Category: Home Inspection

Year first hired: 2010 6/29/10

 

 

Review by Sergey M. in Gilford, NH           December 1, 2017

Project: Inspect a Home

The house we found and wanted to buy was built at the end of the 18th century. While the house kept many its original features it looked like it was well maintained by the owners. However, with the house of such age no one can be sure that there are no serious problems hidden somewhere. Since we have not been that lucky with the inspectors in our previous house buying we were very thorough and not in a hurry looking for an inspector. We wanted to find the ?best of the best?. Our Realtor who was very helpful during the whole buying process recommended us a couple of inspectors. Also we found a number of inspectors with very good reviews on the internet. We communicated with those inspectors and explained our situation about historic house. What surprised us is that they promise to conduct the whole inspections of the house together with inspecting septic system just within two-three hours. Yes, they were going to get help from one of their team members, but two-three hours for the house built in 1790 was certainly not enough. So, we continued our search. One by one we were scanning through every review on the Internet on home inspectors we could find. At some point we stumbled at the review where the buyer was upset that the inspector he hired spent too much time conducting the inspection. That inspector was Mr. Stephen DeCosta. We called him to discuss our case. He sounded solid, explained us the process in details, and informed that the time he spends on the house like ours is not less than 4-5 hours. In addition, he recommended us septic system professional. Looking ahead ? we were very happy with the work of that septic system guy. Steve is very thorough, knowledgeable, and highly professional inspector. He totally spent 6 hours conducting house inspection. While inspecting the house Steve explained every small detail even suggesting how to fix the problem. I am an engineer myself. I can do almost any job with my hands and skills - from house repair to house remodeling. However, I was impressed with the depth of Steve's professionalism. At the end of his inspection Steve provided us with a detailed report of all things that need to be fixed. Steve?s report helped us to create a good list of all problems in the house and to re-negotiate a better price for the house. He is the best home inspector we ever worked with. All together working with Steve was a fun, a good learning lesson, and a very reassuring process. After his inspection we knew for sure that we made a good choice, and while the house is old we got confidence that we will be able to fix all the problems the house has. We highly recommend Steve to every one who is looking for a great professional and expects a consistent result of home inspection.  Steven Foley

 

 5/29/18

Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection did an outstanding and very thorough job of inspecting a house that I was planning to purchase.  He spent almost 6 hours inspecting every part of the house and garage from top to bottom, inside and out.  He followed up his inspection with a  detailed explanation of the pluses and minuses of the home, and a detailed written report of every aspect of his inspection.  Two days later I received an additional written summary of the inspection, highlighting the important problems that he found, suggestions on how to address these problems, and over 160 digital photographs that he took of these areas that needed attention.  

I would highly recommend Mr. DeCosta, and would use his services again in the future. 

 

 

Thanks again, Bill

 5/29/18

Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection did an outstanding and very thorough job of inspecting a house that I was planning to purchase.  He spent almost 6 hours inspecting every part of the house and garage from top to bottom, inside and out.  He followed up his inspection with a  detailed explanation of the pluses and minuses of the home, and a detailed written report of every aspect of his inspection.  Two days later I received an additional written summary of the inspection, highlighting the important problems that he found, suggestions on how to address these problems, and over 160 digital photographs that he took of these areas that needed attention.  

I would highly recommend Mr. DeCosta, and would use his services again in the future. 

 

 

Thanks again, Bill

 June 6, 2018

 I recently hired Yankee Home Inspection. . Stephen spent over 5 hours

 going through the property. He covered everything and took his time to

explain things as we went. He has also sent many links that will be helpful

 moving forward. I would definitely recommend Yankee Home Inspection .
Sincerely,
George Thalin

 

 

 June 6, 2018

 I recently hired Yankee Home Inspection. . Stephen spent over 5 hours

 going through the property. He covered everything and took his time to

explain things as we went. He has also sent many links that will be helpful

 moving forward. I would definitely recommend Yankee Home Inspection .
Sincerely,
George Thalin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We highly recommend Stephen DeCosta of Yankee Home Inspection to anyone who needs a home inspection.  We moved from Connecticut (September 2018) and recently bought a house in Franklin, New Hampshire and hired Stephen to do the inspection.  He did an excellent job inspecting our home. He did a complete inspection of all parts of the house which took approximately 4 hours.  This inspection was done in our presence and that of our agent and the listing agent and without reservation all were impressed with his knowledge and explanation of what he was doing.  Stephan also gave us valuable tips on how to correct minor flaws.  He is both personable and professional in the performance of his job. It is without reservation that we recommend him for any home inspection.

Bert & Rachel Bosse  

October 9, 2018