In the super-heated housing market that’s been the hallmark of the Lower Hudson Valley for the last two years, home buyers have been faced with challenges ranging from bidding wars to waiving a home inspection.

The last one, said Joe Mazza, a licensed home inspector from White Plains, should  be a deal breaker and one he freely shares with prospective buyers.

“I treat every home like my own family will live there,” said Mazza. “I will leave no stone unturned. I’m not a typical inspector.”  

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That passion, coupled with an engaging sense of humor, common sense advice and a loyal Instagram following, has made Mazza the latest Hudson Valley HGTV star. His new show, “Home Inspector Joe” premieres Jan. 19 at 9 p.m. on HGTV.

In each episode of “Home Inspector Joe,” Mazza works with first time homebuyers, walking them through two or three potential homes and pointing out issues that will help them decide whether to buy or walk. Once the couple decides on a home, Mazza and designer Noel Gatts then work to remedy any issues and renovate the place into their dream home.

“All of them are first time homebuyers so everyone is super, super nervous,” Mazza said. “The goal of the show is to walk them through and educate them as a whole so they know what they are getting into. My clients are going to know more about the house than the people who are selling it.”

Home Inspector Joe Mazza tackles an unsupported and unsafe front porch at the Barton family's house, as seen   on HGTV's  "Home Inspector Joe." Mazza is a White Plains resident.

Mazza, is passionate about finding and righting the wrongs that have been done to these homes, everything from uncovering shoddy electrical and plumbing work to sleuthing out misdirected dryer vents and the sources of water damage.

He packs each episode with cautionary tales, checklists and information useful to any home buyer, or seller for that matter.

“I love helping people, have done it my entire life, always did,” he said. “It’s a passion of mine, so I took that and my knowledge of construction and knowing how things are built the right way, and the wrong way, and combined those into the show.”

“Joe is the fearless superhero we all want when we’re buying a house,” said Jane Latman, president, HGTV & Streaming Home Content, Discovery, Inc. “It’s easy to fall in love with a home’s potential, but with his signature humor and heart, Joe makes sure his clients’ eyes are wide open as they look to create their dream home.”

Home inspector Joe Mazza investigates the roof, as seen on HGTV's "Home Inspector Joe."

He chronicles many of these issues on his engaging Instagram account, which caught the attention of producers at HGTV who soon came knocking.

“It all started on Instagram,” said Mazza. “On July 26, 2019, I opened up my email, and one of the team reached out to me and said, ‘Joe we have something we’re planning, and we love your content on Instagram.’ I thought it was a hoax at first, but I stalked them all out and discovered, it was real.”