About Camas Washington
Established. Great Schools. Convenient.
Camas has a well-preserved downtown that hosts many locally-owned small businesses. In the past couple of years, Downtown Camas has attracted many new chefs and restaurant owners. Now you will find restaurants that offer many different types of cuisines. Many local breweries and wineries also opened up pubs in downtown Camas that offer fresh PNW beer on tap and the famous wine that PNW is known for!
Most Homes in Camas are built on a series of hills. Certain neighborhoods in Camas are known to have great views of mountains, lakes, or rivers. Camas schools are one of the biggest reasons many families choose to relocate here. In the last five years, many new homes have been built, and Camas is definitely considered one of the hottest areas in the real estate world.
Gateway to the Gorge
Blend of Old & New
Camas has a blend of old homes that are built before the 1950s. Large corporations have moved their headquarters to Camas and have since attracted many builders to develop new neighborhoods. Driving around Camas, you will see many new neighborhoods have popped up next to older homes.
Most homes in Camas are built on hills. In order to take advantage of the beautiful Mt. Hood and Columbia River views, you will find most homes are multi-leveled throughout Camas. It’s also very common for homes in Camas to have very large crawl spaces due to the landscape nature of the area.
Parts of the Camas area that are closer to East Vancouver are very well developed with many amenities. But there are also homes located in rural Camas. Most people are attracted to these homes for acreage and privacy. The further north you go, the more you will see these beautiful and private properties.
Meet Our Camas Home Inspector!
Owner and lead inspector Geoffrey Bennett, CMI, brings nearly a decade of inspection experience to his work. Undergirded by a solid background as a licensed general contractor, Geoffrey has also remodeled and repaired homes throughout Western Washington. Geoffrey has lived and worked in Vancouver, WA for over twenty years. You will benefit from his professional demeanor, his thorough investigation process, and clear, detailed reports. Geoffrey is known for his friendly, patient style. He welcomes questions and is happy for clients to accompany him as he inspects. His main goal is to provide an accurate, unbiased, and exceptional home inspection every time he meets a new client.
Recommended Inspection Services in Camas
Home Inspection Is a Critical Step in Buying Your Next Home
Homes Built in the Last Two to Three Decades:
Buying a home built after the 1990s in Camas is fairly straightforward. We do recommend doing a comprehensive home inspection, sewer scope, and radon testing. We also offer re-inspections before closing for peace of mind.
Is the home you purchased a new build and you are wondering if radon testing and sewer scopes are necessary? We get it. Buying new construction in Camas is not a small purchase. We still recommend doing a sewer scope and radon testing to ensure that the builder has done a good job with the sewer line installation and your home is free of toxic radon gas. A small price to pay for peace of mind that your family will be safe and the sewer system will last a long time.
Buying a Camas Home That’s Located in a Rural Area
We have seen some amazing properties in rural Camas. These homes are built on large acreage with great privacy and views. Because of the nature of these homes, you will generally find wells and they will need pest and dry rot inspections.
Water Quality and Private Well Water Testing in Camas Homes
Clean water is critical for keeping your family happy and healthy. However, private well water sources and city water can be tainted. Plumbing distribution, piping, and fixtures inside a home can also affect water quality. Bennett Home Inspections will collect water samples, establish a chain of custody, and deliver them to the lab for testing. Results typically are available in five business days.
Structural Pest Inspection – Pest and Dry Rot
Our inspectors do check for common signs of pest infestations and dry rot during your comprehensive home inspection. If we find any issues that require further investigation, we will make recommendations accordingly so you may request an extension to ensure the home you are buying is free from any major issues.
Reinspections Before Closing Your Home in Camas
When you buy a home with these big elements that may potentially need repairs and major maintenance down the road, it’s always a good idea to do a re-inspection before closing to ensure that the seller has properly repaired all the items agreed upon.
Our Camas Clients Have Asked
Do you serve all areas in Camas?
Yes, we serve all areas in Camas.
Is there areas that you pay special attention to when inspecting a Camas home?
Since most Camas homes are built on hills, we pay special attention to the crawl space and the grounds surrounding the homes. We look for slope movement indications in the crawl space. We also check the property for any signs of erosion, earth movements, slipping, and slopping.
Is there a travel fee for inspecting a home in rural Camas?
No. Camas is well within our travel area. There is no distant trip fee involved in the Camas home inspection.
Do you go on the roof during your inspection?
Yes. We inspect single-level and multiple-level homes in Camas, Washington. Most homes in Camas are on hills, and it’s important that the roofs are inspected properly.
We get up there to walk the surfaces and inspect the roof components. Occasionally we can’t for safety reasons, but we still evaluate the roof with our drone.
Is Camas known for having radon toxic gas issues?
Based on our experience in Camas home inspections. The closer homes are to the CG bank, the higher chance of it having a toxic radon gas exposure. We highly recommend Radon Testing if you are buying a home in Camas.
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