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Residential and Commercial Property Inspection Services in Atwater Village, CA

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Mineo Mizuno’s Late House

What makes Atwater Village so unique? Is it the city charm? Perhaps the community? Possibly the amazing dining and attraction sites?

The answer is, all of the above. Located near the Old Los Angeles River, the city of Atwater Village is home to more than 15,000 residents.“I think Atwater is the best city in the valley”, as Devin Merced describes, a resident of Atwater Village. The city has three elementary schools, two of which are public and one is private. In addition, the city also has some of the most divine and unique restaurants and bars in Los Angeles County. The Big Foot Lodge, the Roost, Canele, and the famous Tom O’Shanter are the restaurants and bars that always bring non-residence into the city. Tom O’Shanter, established by Lawrence Frank and Walter Van de Kamp opened its doors in 1922. Till today the restaurant’s decor still features English and Scottish medieval weapons, kilts, and family Coat of Arms and Medieval Family Crests. The prime rib is the must have when visiting Tom O’Shanter. The restaurant has been at the same location for more than 90 years and has been featured in many TV shows, including The Golden Girls. Tom O’Shanter brings charm and a great dining experience to the city.Furthermore,the legendary sculptor, Mineo Mizuno’s late house is located in Atwater Village. The house exemplifies open space concept of design, unique sculptures and figures that Mizuno sculpted himself, and Seussian landscaping around the house. Many of Mizuno’s work can be found at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Whether its the city charm or the amazing dining and bar experience, the city of Atwater Village has everything to offer to its residence and to anyone looking to make the city their new home.

Have interest buying property in Atwater Village?

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Property Inspections in Malibu, CA

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Beautiful people, luxurious weather, hot attraction destinations, and many of the most exquisite homes in Southern California makes the city of Malibu a home owner’s paradise. “The development of Malibu was started with the sale of the La Costa area for $6,000,000 in 1928. To set the tone for the upcoming sales the Malibu Colony was leased to the movie stars. Rapidly, the area became known as the Malibu Movie Colony” ( Today, celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Beyoncé Knowles, and Janet Jackson have taken advantage of what Malibu has to offer for its home owners. The combination of the breeze from the ocean, the elevation from the hills, and California’s sunny weather all contributed to forming Malibu’s reputation for its gratifying weather. The hills by the beach allow the homes nearby to have a view of the ocean without blocking the ocean view from their neighbors. Thus, most properties in this location are one of the most expensive homes in Southern California.

Advanced Group Property Inspection Company has conducted property inspections in Malibu, CA since 1994 and has become very familiar with the condition of the properties in the 23 mile radius. Malibu is stationed on the perimeter of an extensive shrubbery wilderness area, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Environmental elements collectively create a recipe for natural disasters. The mountainous and geologically unstable terrain, steep clay slopes, and seasonal rainstorms result in mud/landslides and other natural disasters. Advanced Group Property Inspectors take this information into account when conducting an inspection and focus on these elements to accurately inspect a property in Malibu, CA. The mud/landslides and collection of water during floods can damage a property’s foundation. In addition, the movement in the soil can cause damage to the structure of the property. Foundation and the structure of a property is one of the most important fundamentals to sustaining a safe standing building.

What’s Next?

Have an experienced inspection company conduct a property inspection to better understand the stand point of your home. Schedule your inspection with Advanced Group Property Inspection Company and work with the professionals from this industry. Yelp’s #1 Rated and delivered with love since 1994.

Property Inspections in Silver Lake, CA

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The city was first established in the early 1900’s when the Silver Lake Reservoir was created. Soon after, the city began flourishing with the construction of new houses, streets and a developmental plan in action which livened up the city with new residents making the city their home. According to the 2000 Census, Silver Lake, CA has made home to over 30,000 residents in the year 2000. Celebrities such as, Rachel McAdams, Janet MacLachlan, Ryan Gosling and many other celebrities live in the city today or have in the past.
Advanced Group Property Inspection Company conducts property inspections in Silver Lake, CA and has found in their inspections that this community has a substantial amount of homes built in the early 1900’s. A property that has been standing since that time in year typically can result with plumbing, electrical, structural and foundational problems. Some of the issues can be repaired easily and can be inexpensive, however the first step would be to understand the properties stand point.

During an inspection, Advanced Group Property Inspection Company conducts a visual walk through of the property with its clients, takes pictures and takes notes of every possible defect that is identified. The property is inspected from the exterior, interior, attic, to even the condition of the roof. During the inspection, the inspector is able to do a visual inspection of exposed plumbing pipe lines, electrical boxes and wires, the condition of the structure and foundation. If any defect is identified, that defect would be analyzed in the inspection report, and if further evaluation is needed by a specialist, that recommendation would be made. The inspection will allow any future or current property owner to understand their properties stand point. A defect can sometimes be easily repaired when found sooner than later.

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Residential and Commercial Property Inspections in Glendale, CA

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The Americana at Brand, Glendale, CA

Glendale CA, also referred to as the Jewel City, is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. There are numerous astonishing attraction sites throughout the city of Glendale that make this city an awesome destination spot for people with all cultural backgrounds. The Americana at Brand holds the #1 title for the best attraction spot in Glendale, according to “You will enjoy this place for walking and sharing a meal. I enjoy the music and the fountain coordinated splashing. Lots of fun vendors and nice movie house and book store”, as a Glendale citizen Charlie U describes Americana.  The Americana opened its doors in May of 2008 and provided the public with a collection of exquisite restaurants, various stores and boutiques to shop, a brand new movie theater, and a place that makes people feel like it is their home. Celebrities such as Paul Walker, John Wayne, and Edwards Furlong have made Glendale their home. The city is located on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley and bisected by the Verdugo Mountains. The city provides home owners the opportunity to live either in the hillsides or South of Glendale. With amazing entertainment locations, Southern California’s one of a kind weather, and beautiful homes, the city of Glendale earned its name as the Jewel City and has made this city a home for almost 200,000 people.

Advanced Group Property Inspections Company conducts property inspections throughout Glendale and insures that property owners are aware of their property’s stand point. One of AGPIC’s highest customer satisfaction rated inspector’s, Arman Shahenian described his findings during property inspections in Glendale. He cautions home buyers and owners to be advised with the risks their property may have if their property was built during or before the 1940’s. His findings show that homes built before the 1940’s most commonly don’t have bolted foundations. Bolted foundations  were created in the mid 1900’s because this system of foundational structure provides safety against earthquakes. If a property doesn’t have bolted foundation, it is a safety issue for both the occupants and the stand point of the property. Advanced Group Property Inspection Company will identify if a property has bolted foundation and recommend vendor’s who can repair the foundation and secure the foundation with the proper bolts.

#1 rated on Yelp, almost 22 years in the business, insured, and delivered with love, Advanced Group Property Inspection Company is the leading property inspection company in L.A. County.Schedule your next inspection with one of our inspectors.

Extravagant Property Inspection Services in Hollywood, CA

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet”, Will Smith. Hollywood California, a name that represents the motion picture industry of the United States. How did Hollywood get its name? In 1886, Landowners Harvey & Daeida Henderson Wilcox named their ranch Hollywood after Daeida met a woman in Ohio whose country house was called “Hollywood”. Soon after in 1887, the city was named Hollywood, which became the haven for almost all industry talent. The city blossomed with its production in film. The first film created in Hollywood was called In Old California, in 1910 which was only seventeen minutes long. Soon after, new films such as Back to the Future, Terminator, The Lion King, and The Godfather were revealed, which are now world-renowned.

In honor of all the film and talent that Hollywood has brought to the world, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the new breathtaking display that will be showcasing such production and achievements. Opening in 2017, the museum has already accumulated donations more than seventy million dollars even before the museum has opened its doors. “ The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image ”(

It is no surprise that Hollywood, CA has become home to many people that want to be upon such talent and entertainment. With an estimated 3.8 million residents in 2013, and tourists that flourish the city year round, Hollywood is definitely a unique destination for people to live in and have vacation homes. Most of the homes in the city were built in the early 1900’s and were built with the city regulations that existed back then. Many of the homes don’t have the current regulations that the city requires, such as fire sprinklers. In addition, due to the age of the properties they can have structural and foundation problems. Advanced Group Property Inspection Company identifies these issues during property inspections in Hollywood. Cracks on the floors and walls, beams that are no longer structurally stable, foundation damages, and no fire sprinklers are some of the issues that are identified after an inspection.

Schedule a property inspection with any of our experienced and Yelp’s #1 rated inspectors today. You will be glad to find out the current state of your property.

Residential and Commercial Property Inspections in the City of Northridge, CA

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Green is the best word that visually exemplifies the city of Chatsworth, CA. Very luscious in trees and plants, the city polished and well maintained, hillsides that provide fresh air and great mountain views. This city has landed on the list of one of the most luscious and beautiful cities to live in for California residents. With an estimated 37,000 residents living in Chatsworth city in 2013, estimated by the Us Census, and an estimate medium household income of $83,000 annually, this city provides a home to many of the wealthiest property owners in Southern California, according to ChatsworthCityData. Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Dora Hutchinson have made Chatsworth, CA their home at one time with homes reaching up to $12 million dollars.

The hillsides that provide the beautiful views for the residents are a plus for any home buyer in the city. Along with the positive aspects that come with homes on the hillsides, there are many risk factors that come into play with the properties. Advanced Group Property Inspection Company has identified vast issues in Chatsworth, CA related to foundation problems and structural problems. These problems come to exists with properties on hillsides because the movement in the soil causes movement with the foundation and the structure which supports the house. During a property inspection, Advanced Group Property Inspectors will do a walk through, point out the issues in the property, and provide a detailed report with pictures that allows the property owner to be aware of their property’s stand point.

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Residential and Commercial Property Inspections in Calabasas CA

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The Kardashians, the Osbournes, and Justin Beiber! The upscale city of Calabasas, CA has become the place for the hot, young and rich, according to Curbed LA News. Established as an independent city named Calabasas in 1991, the luscious city is making more attraction sites, growing in population and thus opening a direct path for home buyers. The CommonsMalibu Creek State ParkLeonis Adobe Museum are some of the destination spots near Calabasas that residents and tourists return to time after time. The residential and commercial properties in Old Town Calabasas, built in the early 1900’s add to the old-time charm and make this city pizazz. With these characteristics, Calabasas properties do tend to come with structural problems arising from their old age. In addition, due to the age of the properties, cracks in the walls, cracked or uneven floors exhibit symptoms of possible foundation problems, according to Today’s Home Owner.

Along with the age of the properties, the drought in the late 1950’s can have already damage homes and buildings. Cracking in the foundation, walls, etc. could have occurred due to the parched soil, according to CityofCalabasas.comPlumbing issues are another common problem that occurs with older properties. These issues may also come to exist because many properties tend to be on the hillsides, since Calabasas falls in the hills west of San Fernando Valley. Although hillside homes carry a great value for their privacy and views, the slope of the land and the movement in the soil caused by the rain contribute to forming foundation and structural problems for properties. Advanced Group Property Inspectors will identify these issues during the inspection from both the foundational and structural point of view. A structural problem with any property is probably every owner’s worst nightmare as it can tremendously decrease a home’s value and cause problems in the near future. With the right inspectors, these issues will be identified and can be repaired. Twenty two years in the business, Yelp’s #1 rated in LA County, certified and insured, Advanced Group Property Inspections is your answer.

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Meet AGPIC Inspectors: Michael Parkes

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Michael Parkes has been inspector with Advanced Group Property Inspection for over 6 years. He started his career in real estate buying and selling and development business very early in his life while he was attending high school. His both parents were real estate agents and were his role model and inspiration to the real estate industry. Michael Parkes enjoys being out and on the filed, as much as he enjoys meeting new home owners and make friends. Our real estate agent clients’ love Michael for his work ethics and dedication to his work. As one of senior inspectors of Advanced Group team, Michael knows how frustrating a home purchase would be, therefore he loves to spend the extra time with clients to explain what are his findings, show them utilities around the house, or even give them his professional advice when necessary. If you like to learn what a property and home inspector does, then Michael Parkes might be the right choice for you, because he will patiently explain details of his inspection and what are the key points he is inspecting for. Michael’s specialty is almost all types of residential and commercial properties including single family homes, condos, small homes, large homes, and other types of small to mid size commercial investment properties. Having your property inspected by our trained professionals not only will save you on home purchase negotiation fronts, it will give you the peace of mind that you are aware of the critical conditions of your home. Don’t wait for the unexpected to happen to find out what was going wrong with your property, because it might be too late then. Read testimonials that our clients have left for Michael Parkes and find out why they love our property inspection company. If you are looking for an experienced home inspector, schedule an inspection with Michael Parkes.

Meet AGPIC Inspectors: Arman Shahenian

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Arman Shahenian is our youngest inspector, but his attention to details has earned him a top spot on our clients’ favorite inspectors list. Arman involved in construction business from an early age. For couple years Arman was working as electrical technician with his brother. He also went to architecture school to learn the technical aspects of a property. Being the youngest inspector of Advanced Group team, he completed more rigorous and tougher training from AGPIC chief inspector Alex Kay. One of the best complements that Arman ever got from our regular clients is that he inspects just like Alex Kay. Single family homes, condos, small homes, large homes, whatever the residential property type there is, Arman inspects it all. After your property inspection, Arman reviews all the inspection points that he founds and shares it with you. He enjoys educating home owners about their property and how they can minimize future problems that he found during the inspection. Having your property inspected by our trained professionals not only will save you on home purchase negotiation fronts, it will give you the peace of mind that you are aware of the critical conditions of your home. Don’t wait for the unexpected to happen to find out what was going wrong with your property, because it might be too late then. Read testimonials that our clients have left for Arman and find out why they love our property inspection company. Arman also speaks Armenian and Arabic, so if you need a Armenian or Arabic speaking inspector, schedule an inspection with Arman Shahenian.

Meet AGPIC Inspectors: Fred Torres

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Fred Torres is the senior inspector at Advanced Group Property Inspection company. He has been inspecting all size residential and commercial buildings for home buyers and sellers for over 8 years. Prior to joining Advanced Group, Fred had his own design and construction company for 25 years. Fred’s expertise in building and constructing homes comes in very handy when he does home and commercial property inspection. Since he had built houses from ground up, he knows every single component to a building, and finds out issues that only a builder would notice. Most of our realtor clients love to have Fred to inspect their clients’ property, not because of his expertise alone, but also because Fred takes his time to explain their client all the issues he has found in their building, or issues that they should pay close attention in the near future. Read testimonials that our clients have left for Fred and find out why they love our property inspection services. Fred also speaks Spanish, so if you need a Spanish speaking inspector, schedule an inspection with Fred Torres.