A full-service home inspection company providing professional residential home inspections. Certified Home Energy Assessor  Scores and Radon test and Sewer scopes.

Tracy Krueger is a Oregon state licensed and bonded

Home Inspector (OHIC #1834)  General Contractor  (CCB # 165020) Home Energy Assessor  (PDX-0116) 

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About Us & Resources

TRACY KRUEGER

Licensed General Contractor and Home Inspector Home Energy Assessor

CCB #165020 and OCHI # 1834 and OR-PDX-0116

Tracy’s passion for home inspection and as a general contractor is well served by his academic and professional background in mechanical and quality engineering.  He comes for the manufacturing arena with a background as a  Quality Engineer and Project Manager.

Restoring homes and creating beautiful, functional living areas has been the mission of  Tracy for many years. He has gained great satisfaction from revitalizing homes in need of updating and repair.  This experience has taught him to look at the whole systems of the house structure and how they work together. How a minor defect can escalate to a major area of concern in the future.

As a Quality Engineer he was responsible for implementation of company wide ISO-9002 Quality system. There he recommended corrective action for procedural, production or process deficiencies. Analyzed reports and recommends/drives corrective action.  Lead root-cause teams on resolving quality issues.  He has facilitated root-cause analysis and failure analysis. Worked closely with international customers regarding all quality issues.

He also holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Oregon Institute of Technology and a certificate in project management from Portland State. He is continually learning new skills and updating his present skill base. 

A longtime resident of Portland (since 1980), Tracy lives with his family in a mid-century ranch-style house that he is continually remodeling.  He often has his trusted German Shepherd (Bodhi) ride along with him.

SOME HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

Home Energy Assessment                    $150

Condo/Townhouse Inspection            $ 375

Full Residential Inspection                    $ 450

Home Inspection w/Radon test          $ 600

Home Inspection w/Sewer scope       $ 650 

Whole Property Inspection Package     $ 750

Includes home inspection, radon, sewer scope

 

 

STANDARD HOME INSPECTIONS ADHERES TO OREGON AND NATIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ALL HOME INSPECTIONS.

 

Payments ACCEPTED on site by Paypal, check and cash

 

PRE-BUYING INSPECTIONS

Standard Home Inspections are very comprehensive home inspection for the client who would like a thorough analysis of  major system details of the home. It is an inspection of the home's major systems which caters to the client who is concerned not only with the systems that make the home habitable, but also provides a list of the many small items that may need attention after moving into the home. This visual home inspection includes over 300 items, from the foundation to the roof and all the major systems of the house including electrical, plumbing and heating/air conditioning.

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Standard Home Inspection pre-listing home inspection provides you with comprehensive information on the current condition of your home and includes recommendations for property repairs and enhancements to improve the home’s value and marketability. You can work with your real estate agent to either decide which areas to improve before putting the house on the market, or to adjust the sale price to reflect any costs of repairs that would be revealed in a home inspection performed later by a potential home buyer during the contingency process. And if you’ve maintained and updated your home over the years, a pre-listing home inspection report serves as a valuable sales tool documenting the attention to detail and care you’ve taken in protecting your investment.

Contact

Standard Home Inspections

6330 SW 90th Ave
Portland OR 97223

503-516-8096
Tracy.StandardHI@gmail.com

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Questions / Answers

 

1. WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection is simply an evaluation of the accessible systems and observable conditions of a home at the time of inspection—from the foundation to the roof—by a certified professional with an experienced eye. It is not a guarantee that all defects or needed repairs will be discovered. If problems are uncovered, the inspector may recommend further evaluation by a licensed specialist in that area. A home inspection should help you make an informed decision about purchasing a residence or what you need to do to prepare your own home for the market.

2. WHO SHOULD ORDER A HOME INSPECTION?

You should, if:

  • You’re thinking of purchasing a home
  • You’re getting your home ready for listing to sell
  • You’ve owned your home for a while and wish to know more about it: characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, potential defects, etc.

3. WHAT WILL THE INSPECTION COVER?

As an Oregon Certified Home Inspector OCHI #1834; and as the holder of a Residential General Contractor License  CCB # 165020, my inspections are regulated by Oregon law and the Construction Contractors Board. I also conduct all inspections according to the standards of inspection and ethical practices of the Oregon Real Estate Inspectors Association (OREIA). This assures you, the customer, that I will conduct a thorough inspection of your home. My commitment is to give you a complete, honest assessment of the condition of the home at the time of inspection. Included in the inspection will be an evaluation of the following:

  • Site examination – yard, grading & drainage, driveways, walkways, retaining walls
  • Foundation
  • Crawlspace
  • Basement
  • Siding & trim/Exterior wall covering
  • Electrical system – service entrance, panels, wiring, switches & receptacles
  • Roof covering – including flashing, gutters, downspouts
  • Porches, decks, & balconies
  • Interior & exterior walls
  • Ventilation systems
  • Attic – roof structure, ventilation, apparatus, insulation
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Fireplace
  • Chimney
  • Major built-in appliances
  • Plumbing system
  • Heating & Air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Water heater
  • Cupboards & countertops

4. HOW LONG WILL THE INSPECTION TAKE?

Most inspections take 3-4 hours on site. The final (35-40 page) Residential Property Inspection Report with embedded, digital photos is usually sent by late evening of the day of the inspection.

5. WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?

Our base price for a single family dwelling is $425.00.  Prices may vary for larger or older (vintage) homes and distance traveled to the inspection site. We’ll be glad to provide exact quotes when you call us and before the inspection is done.

6. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT A HOME INSPECTION?

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you consider having an inspection performed:

  • An inspection is not a guarantee, an insurance policy, or a warranty against possible future repairs.
  • If the report reveals problems, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should not buy or sell the house as is. This purchase may still be a good investment, especially because now you know its actual condition.
  • Inspections do not reveal all defects. Although inspectors do the best we can, sometimes we’re prevented from seeing everything because of physical obstructions, weather conditions, and previously hidden problems.

7. SHOULD I BE PRESENT AT A HOME INSPECTION?

It is highly advisable (though not absolutely necessary) for you to be present at all or at least part of the home inspection—especially the latter portion, when I review my findings with you. You’ll remember what you see much better than what you just read in the Report.

 

The right service to help you make knowledgable decisions

 

Concise, Through, and Informative!"

"Given that Tracy has years of residential construction experience, I felt lucky to hire him to inspect the condo I bought. He did everything he said he'd do: returned my calls, answered all of my questions, showed up on time, and completed and sent the report when promised. The report was concise, through, and informative. In addition, the service was quite affordable. As a single woman buying a home, I felt very good about how Tracy treated me and the work he did for me. I’d hire him again, and often refer him to my friends."

Kristen L.

 
 

Two thumbs up and Five Stars!

"I've had the pleasure of observing Tracy Krueger inspect numerous homes for my clients. Tracy is professional, easy-going, and thorough. He is willing to lend his own vast experience working on homes in the Portland area where relevant--putting both simple fixes and big issues into perspective. Tracy puts buyers at ease with knowing the full scope and severity of needed repairs while also equipping them with knowledge about potential ongoing maintenance needs of each unique home. Two thumbs up and Five Stars!"       Thanks again for accommodating the crazy schedule yesterday!

-JJ Green, Rastler-Green Team with John L Scott Real Estate
 

"He made the process really easy "

"Tracy was very thorough, professional and clear.  Seemed like nothing went unnoticed and he was able to convey to two first-time homebuyers which items were necessary for immediate fix and attention, and what could be managed over the course of owning the home.  The walkthrough and PDF document with notations was extremely helpful and thorough.  It made the process really easy."
Thanks again for your help.
-EJB
 
 

" Uniquely Qualified"

With years of experience under his belt as a general contractor, Tracy is uniquely qualified to identify flaws within a home. Few out there have such a background and can provide that perspective in reviewing a home's potential for failure in certain areas.

Jeff Capen - Principal Broker - Dennison Capen Group Realty at Keller Williams Portland Central

 
 
 

"Above and Beyond"

Tracy was generous with his time, answering all my questions and even giving suggestions for ways to resolve some of the issues he found.  He made himself available on short notice, which is a big plus in the current seller's market with short inspection periods.  And afterwards, he went above and beyond, emailing a list of contractors he's personally worked with to help get needed repairs fixed.  Thanks Tracy!

Dani Zeghbib - Architectural Designer

 

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Building Referral Relationships

 

As a qualified service provider, I'm always looking to build relationships with real estate professionals in the Portland community. If you'd like to learn more, get in touch.