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A Concise “No-Go” Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

March 22, 2011

Ginny Gorman put together a nice post detailing a question with an answer for conscientious buyers. Some buyers are waking up to looking at homes that have been repaired by investors, and are concerned about the work that has been done. Has it been cheaply repaired with a bunch of corners cut, or has good work been done there?

Well, she gives a quick list of things to definitely “watch out” for:

Some of the things I may point out to a client or they may point out to me, especially watchful males, are call but I have learned much from home inspectors over the years.:

– bows in the roof ( home inspector needs to check on that)
– extensive ceiling cracks
– slanted floors in some rooms
– windows or doors that don’t close or not fully
– water stains all around the perimeter of a basement
– piping that is not adequately doing its job
– foundation cracks

Click here to read the rest of her post.

These may be basic things, but sometimes buyers can get lost in the appeal of the home, and overlook these really “gotcha” problems, that can cost them some serious dollars. Don’t let it be you…

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