Inspection Problems Buyers Shouldnt Ignore

Inspection Problems Buyers Shouldnt Ignore

5 Inspection Problems Buyers Shouldn’t Ignore

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013

Home buyers need to be extra vigilant about inspections in the early stages of a purchase because if problems are discovered too late in the process, it can "dash home owners' dreams and budgets," writes Yahoo! Finance in a recent article.

One home buyer in Long Island, N.Y., explains in the story that she didn't discover the fixer-upper she bought needed $225,000 in repairs until after she purchased it. 

Jonathan and Drew Scott, who educate viewers about transforming fixer-uppers on HGTV's "Property Brothers," offers up a checklist of five things buyers should look for to ensure they don’t buy a lemon. 

  • Mold: Buyers should note any musty smells in the home and be on the lookout for any mold. Mold can be caused by improper air circulation as well as water leaks. 

  • Pests: Termite damage can be widespread and costly to repair.  

  • Outdated fixtures and wiring: Electrical problems in a home can cause fire hazards. Buyers should take note of any indication of faulty wiring, such as cable coming out of drywall. 

  • Poor DIY jobs: Buyers should make sure that the previous home owner's do-it-yourself projects were done correctly and are up to code. For example, poorly done flooring and painted-over wallpaper can be time-consuming and costly to fix. 

  • Drainage problems: Sloping sod can cause flooding problems in a backyard, and a slow-draining sink could be an indication of a bigger problem. Buyers should test sinks and flush toilets to test for any potential problems. 

Source: “Property Brothers: Don’t Buy a House Without Checking These 5 Things,” Yahoo! Finance (Aug. 19, 2013)


Les Smith Headshot
Author:
Phone: 334-303-2024
Dated: January 30th 2018
Views: 135
About Les: ...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted The 2018 Housing Market - 5 Ways Tax Reform Has Impacted the
Part 2 The Perfect Home Does It Exist - The Perfect Home: Does It Exist?
Home Scents That Help You Sell - Study Reveals the Home Scents That
The Perfect Home Does It Exist - The Perfect Home: Does it Exist?

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Cardinal Realty Group, LLC
210 Medical Center Drive
Prattville, AL
404-996-0767
334-491-0513