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With Residence Home Inspections, you can rest easy knowing that you've chosen the right home inspector. We work exclusively for you, to serve your best interests and to arm you with the information you need. We hold ourselves to a high standard of ethics and professionalism to provide you with a comprehensive, unbiased report on the condition of your home.

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John Kosa from Residence Home Inspections

John Kosa LIC#16000077417

As your home inspector it is my duty, and my privilege, to provide you with the best service possible and to arm you with the information you need about the condition of the property. With experience in general construction and project management, plus over six years as a licensed home inspector, I have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide a detailed inspection and to distinguish between major and minor problems with the home.

I encourage you to be present during the inspection. You'll be able to see the condition of the home first-hand, and I'll be able to explain everything to you as we move throughout the house.

Residence Home Inspections provides professional home inspection services in the Capital Region including Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Latham, and surrounding communities.

Standards and Qualifications

I received my certification from the International Association of Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), and continue to be a Certified Professional Inspector. I am also licensed by the State of New York and adhere to their home inspection standards of practice and code of ethics. I also keep my knowledge up-to-date with continual education classes every year.

Our Service to You

We will conduct a thorough visual inspection of the property to give you a clear picture of exactly what it is you're buying. With that information at your fingertips, you'll be able to make an informed decision and avoid any nasty surprises in the future.

Below you'll find a general outline of what our home inspections include. For more detailed information, visit our services page.

  • Structural components
  • Exterior features
  • Roof system
  • Insulation & ventilation
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system
  • Heating & cooling system
  • Interior features
  • Fireplaces

Happy Customers

John and his associate are fantastic. He was at our soon to be property for over 2 hours, meticulously going over the whole house. He answered all of our many questions and was happy to do so. We got the written inspection the same night! Highly recommend their services!!

Review rating: 5 out of 5.

John — Thanks so much for your incredibly thorough inspection and for taking the time to discuss with us throughout…you and your team were incredibly professional and personable…I will recommend Residence Home Inspections to all!!! Thanks again for your time and effort!!!

Jon Weilbaker
Review rating: 5 out of 5.

John made the inspection the easiest part of the home buying process. As cold and snowy as it was he went above and beyond to make sure no corner of the house was left out of the inspection. He found things in places I wouldn't have thought to look for them, but also issues that I'm glad we caught before signing papers! We had the full report in our e-mail by the end of the night with plenty of pictures, and recommendations on things he felt would make the home safer! He was the first and only person we needed to contact for our home inspection, and I have already told all my friends/co-workers of his excellent service!

Kristi & Jeff
Review rating: 5 out of 5.

The staff of residence home inspection was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. As a first time home buyer, there is a great peace of mind provided with inspectors that explain any deficiencies with the home as the inspection occurs, as well as a thorough report including pictures and explanations for review afterwords. Quality at an extremely competitive price. Would not hesitate to use again and cannot recommend highly enough.

Review rating: 5 out of 5.

I used John recently for my home inspection and he did a very solid job. Between the ease of scheduling the inspection to the quality of the inspection and the report, I couldn't be happier.

Using his service was one part of the home buying process that wasn't stressful. As an inspector he pushed to make sure everything was inspected, no matter how insignificant it may have seemed, and I'm glad because he found somethings I was glad to know about before purchase. In addition there were plenty of picture and documentation.

The full report came a few hours after the inspection, and the radon results the following day. All of this at a very competitive price (I spoke with about 6 inspectors) I couldn't be more satisfied with his service, and will recommend him to others!

Review rating: 5 out of 5.
View detailed information on the different types of inspections we offer, and what each one covers.