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Nearwater Property Group, LLC

Home Inspections

CT License# HOI.0001211

NY License# 16000113239

NJ License# 24GI00215900



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Buyer Inspections

A home inspection is the most economic way to discover the condition of a home. Don't skimp on this. It is critically important to conduct a home inspection to avoid the costly mistake of purchasing a property in need of a major repair. A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. Nearwater Property Group, LLC Home Inspections prides itself in providing detailed, visually enhanced reports of what will become one of the largest purchases you will ever make. 


  • Roof, Gutters, Ventilation & Flashing

  • Attics & Insulation

  • Exterior Walls, Windows & Doors

  • Interior Walls, Ceilings, Stairs & Floors

  • Basement, Foundation & Structure

  • Crawlspaces

  • Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Systems

  • Electrical  Service, Outlets, Panels & Breakers

  • Garages, Driveways & Walkways

  • Grading & Drainage

  • Kitchen, Baths & Fixtures

  • Appliances

  • Fireplaces

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Pre-listing Inspection for Sellers
To avoid the unpleasant surprise of what a home inspection may bring to light, sellers looking to put their house on the market can opt for a pre-listing home inspection which provides them with an opportunity to see their homes through the eyes of a critical non-biased third party.

Sellers will have more time to make necessary repairs before issues are identified during the closing process and avoiding difficult negotiations or the dreaded deal that falls through. Selling your home is a big deal. Why not perform the same due diligence as if you were buying a home?

We can do a variety of testing services along with your inspection to make sure your living environment is the healthiest and safest it can be.

Radon Testing

Radon is a radioactive gas that can lead to cancer. You cannot see, smell or taste radon.  The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.  Luckily once detected, it can be mitigated.

Water Testing

Whether your water source is public or from a private well, you want to make sure it is safe--especially if there are school-aged children  in the house.

Wood Destroying Insect and Termite Inspections

During this inspection, we check for evidence of wood-destroying insects like Termites, Carpenter Bees, Carpenter Ants, and Powder Post Beetles along with conditions that may be conducive to future infestations.

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My name is Tom Lochtefeld, and I am the founder and lead inspector for Nearwater Property Group, LLC Home Inspections.


Our mission statement is "To provide all clients with the most comprehensive, transparent, and educational home inspection experience in Fairfield, Westchester, and Ocean Counties.”  We achieve this through integrity, a commitment to being respectful and considerate to our clients and each other, and our passion for continuing education and learning the newest innovations in our industry.


My previous work experience includes working on Wall Street where I was head of Market Risk Reporting for JP Morgan.  My meticulous attention to processes and details were of paramount importance in that role--especially during the financial meltdown of 2008, and I bring those same qualities to home inspection.


My true passion has always been a love for houses and their history.  From growing up and maintaining my family's historic home on Nantucket Island to caring for my own homes and five investment properties, I have spent years gaining hands-on knowledge of how houses work. 


Homebuyers and homeowners choose Nearwater Property Group, LLC Home Inspections for our professional, personalized service and reporting.  Every home inspection we perform exceeds State of Connecticut, State of New York, State of New Jersey, and National Industry Standards.




For any inquiries, or inspection requests, please call 203-219-4034 or fill out the following form

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Head Office

2 Hedge Row

Darien, CT   06820