HISTORIC HOMES

“RESPECT FOR HISTORY – PRESERVATION & CONTINUITY”

 

ACADEMY HOME INSPECTION IS EXPERIENCED AT INSPECTING HOMES LISTED IN THE "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES."

 

Historic Homes require a greater level of formal education, engineering background, and construction experience, with regard to selecting the most qualified Home Inspector.

 

  

OVERVIEW

What is the definition of a "HISTORIC HOME?"  The definition is subjective. 

ACADEMY HOME INSPECTION shares the description of a, "HISTORIC HOME" with most nationally recognized real estate companies, that is, any home which has some form of historic or architectural significance. 

 

For purposes of being placed on the "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES", anyone can nominate a house 50 years or older that is associated with an important person, event, or represents a particular architectural style.  You must first apply to, and be recognized by your respective State Historic Preservation Office before applying to the National Register of Historic Places.  For more information visit: www.nj.gov/dep/hpo.

  

 

INSPECTOR'S QUALIFICATIONS

John Leddy, President, ACADEMY HOME INSPECTION 

  • B.S. Degree, Engineering, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
  • John Leddy is a CERTIFIED MASTER INSPECTOR (CMI)
  • John Leddy is an experienced Home Inspector of "Historic Homes" listed in the "National Register of Historic Places"
  • New Jersey Home Inspector License # 24GI00086900
  • New Jersey Certified Radon Measurement Technician # MET12493
  • Member, International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • Member, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • Member, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Member, The Association of Preservation Technology International
  • Committee on Building Codes for Historic Resources
  • Committee on Preservation and Engineering
  • Experienced Historic Home Contractor with the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Experienced New York City Estimator of Historic Buildings
  • Experienced Historic Home Inspector
  • Owner of a Historic Home in Clinton, NJ (circa 1790)
  • Member - Adjunct -  Clinton Historic Commission, Clinton, NJ (Listed in the National Register of Historic Places)

 

BUYING A HISTORIC HOME

Historic Homes are unique and attract a specialized buyer.  Some of the characteristics of Historic Home buyers include the following:

 

  • They are well read on the subject and are passionate about Historic Homes;
  • They recognize that older homes cost more to maintain (i.e., work on the house requires a skilled craftsman – not a handyman.  This includes: interior and exterior wall coverings, windows, doors, structural, foundation, chimney, and roofing issues;
  • They realize that at least one major system will usually require upgrading, such as: plumbing, electrical, heating, and/or cooling;
  • If they do not possess the physical skills necessary to maintain the home, they have the financial means to do so;
  • They understand that alterations to the property may be restricted by local ordinance;
  • They recognize the intrinsic value of maintaining the architectural integrity of the structure - from an historical as well as financial standpoint; and
  • They consider the inconvenience of narrow stairways and squeaky pine floors to be a privilege - not an inconvenience;
  • They recognize that Floors, Walls and Ceilings may not be perfect;
  • They recognize that purchasing a historic home will require on-going maintenance.

 

IF YOU SHARE THESE ABOVE MENTIONED CHARACTERISTICS -

CALL ACADEMY HOME INSPECTION TODAY!

 

908-752-4842

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