Kenny Lee opens every oven before he turns it on. Having been a home inspector in New York City since 2008, he knows that it is likely that the current occupants are using it as a storage space. From bags and books to shoes, Kenny has seen it all crammed into an oven. But, with real estate at such a premium price in New York City, he understands the impulse to create storage where there used to be a kitchen.
With a background in physics, Kenny came to the home inspection field after working in the real estate industry. Loving the technical aspects of home inspection led him to pursue the career and with Green Apple Home Inspections growing every year, he hasn’t looked back.
Home sales always need a home inspection, and you want to make sure you go with the best.
Although the team at Green Apple, including Kenny and his two associates, Edmond and Benny" perform inspections on all types of properties, the primary focus of Green Apple Home Inspections is condos and co-ops in NYC, with a special focus on Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Seeing that this was a market that was underserved by his fellow home inspectors and being a New Yorker himself, Kenny understood the appeal of buying a percentage of a building.
He and his team regularly hop on multiple subways in a day to make it to all of their appointments. While most other home inspectors value the ease of parking their car in the driveway of a home to do an inspection, Kenny and his team at Green Apple Home Inspectors enjoy the hustle of being out in the crowds. With all of their equipment fitting neatly into a bag, the team at Green Apple Home Inspectors are able to meet their clients anywhere in New York City.
Green Apple Home Inspections keeps up to date on having the newest and best technology available.
Kenny makes sure to always stay up with the latest trends in technology. And even though this isn’t required through state regulations, he and his team always have the best devices available to detect the most issues in a building or home. From thermal imaging and moisture detection, Kenny knows first-hand the importance of finding the issues before they become major problems.
One of Kenny’s former clients was considering buying a property in Queens. Recently renovated with beautiful granite countertops, the client was in love. But Kenny’s assessment of the place threw cold water on the deal. Kenny was concerned about the structural integrity of the property and the presence of termites. A few months later, he got an effusive call from his former client.
Structural integrity is critical and not a step to be missed.
“Thank you!” the client said, “Thank you so much from keeping me from buying that place.” It turns out that someone else had closed on the property and had a party to celebrate. During the party, between the weight of the guests and the new granite countertops, the floor collapsed and the guests ended the party in the hospital.
With reports issued the following day of an inspection, it comes as no surprise that Green Apple Home Inspections is in high demand in New York City. If you are looking for just the right team to assess your future home, give them a call to talk about setting up an appointment. We bet that you’ll be thrilled you did.