Why Up Close Home Inspection?

Up Close Advantage

Your home is probably the greatest purchase you will ever make.  As a Certified Master Inspector owned small business (not a franchise), we urge you to protect your investment and protect your family by hiring us.  We’re proud to bring our expertise to each inspection we perform, and we will do our best job for you.

Here’s what you get when you hire Up Close Home Inspection as your Inspector:

  • Jay Latzman, Owner & Chief Inspector is a Certified Master Inspector®, has completed more than 1,000 inspections and/or hours of Continuing Education, has been in business for more than three years, abides by the Master Inspector Certification Board’s strict Code of Ethics, and agrees to periodic criminal background checks.
  • We follow the inspection industry’s most comprehensive Standards of Practice;
  • We abide by the inspection industry’s toughest Code of Ethics, which puts our duty to our clients first;
  • We are required to continually update our skills, training and education by taking the industry’s most rigorous Continuing Education, created especially for home inspectors by top experts, and accredited by nearly 1,000 state and regulatory agencies across North America;
  • We provide a $10,000 Honor Guarantee™;
  • We use the latest in inspection tools, technology and reporting software; and
  • We offer specialized and ancillary services, in addition to standard, full home inspections, so that we can meet your specific inspection needs – just ask!

In addition to hiring an inspection company owned by a Board Certified Master Inspector, you will receive our Up Close Advantage™, at no additional charge to you!

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We take great pride in the customer service that we provide to our customers. Because of this, we offer InterNACHI’s “We’ll Buy Your Home Guarantee.” Please click on the below link for details to the Guarantee.

We’ll Buy Your Home Guarantee

FREE BuildFax© Property History report: A “background check” for your home! Compiling local government, insurance company and building permit data for all 50 states, BuildFax offers you not only the chance to see what might be unreported about your future investment, but also the hidden value from knowing the cost of repairs made to the house— going back 20 or more years! A value of $39.95: yours for FREE!


As a Certified Master Inspector owned company, we make sure that the Inspectors performing your inspection take the time to answer all your questions about your new house. You are a client for life when you have us perform your home inspection. Call us anytime with maintenance questions or to have us perform an annual checkup on your house. A very important part of our Up Close Advantage is our First Time Home Buyer program! With every home inspection, you receive:

-A FREE copy of “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection”, a 96 page book about maintaining your house and saving money on energy bills

A FREE copy of “The Safe Home” a 225 page book filled with article about everything from home child safety to landscaping recommendations

EXTRA TIME with us as we summarize your inspection to explain how your home works and for you to ask all of your questions!


Same-day reporting: We often hear of clients waiting until the next day or longer to receive their inspection report. We feel this is unacceptable given the fast pace and nature of the real estate market. You shouldn’t have to wait for the results of your inspection and with Up Close, you won’t! You’ll have everything you need to know in a matter of hours, on the same day we inspect the property. All of our home inspection reports are prepared exclusively with state-of-the-art HomeGauge inspection software.

Home inspectors providing home inspections in Michigan. Home Inspections in Livonia, Westland, Detroit, Warren, Farmington Hills, Novi, Dearborn, Bloomfield, and surrounding areas!

Hiring us gives you not just a thorough inspection and a report you can rely on–you’ll also get access to discounts for hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events.
These elite deals include discounts from Bass Pro Shops, Costco, Sam’s Club, Sprint, Firestone, Papa John’s, DirecTV, T-Mobile, Dell, Target.com, Verizon Wireless, Overstock.com, Brooks Brothers, Gold’s Gym, LA Fitness, Motel 6, Panasonic, Bally Total Fitness, Avis, Inspector Outlet, Diamondback Bicycles, and Hewlett-Packard.
You’ll also receive discounts from over 150 national attractions and theme parks, including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, Cirque du Soleil, Dollywood and Six Flags.
Discount offers are redeemable in-store through printable and mobile coupons, online, and over the phone.