Steve Balshin was a great home inspector. Hired through word of mouth, we got him to inspect a home we were thinking of purchasing. He was extremely thorough, and didn't hesitate to point out anything strange he saw. We ended up passing on the house due to many faults he found, and because of that, when we purchased our second home and hired him for an inspection on that one, he even gave us a discount on his services!
He takes his time in every room, and writes down everything he sees. At the end he does a run through of all the rooms with you, explaining the things he saw, and his estimates on what he thinks it will cost to fix the things that need fixing.
You will never see this man hiding information to benefit anyone. He's straightforward and very truthful - almost to the point where it's scary! hahah. But he will never try to sway you into buying a shabby home.
Definitely recommend Steve!