Showing Off Spencer-Discovering Spencer, the Brookfields, Worcester County, Massachusetts and New England: 5 Things to look for in a Home Inspection

5 Things to look for in a Home Inspection

The home buying process is a lengthy one, and many buyers rush through or even forgo the home inspection. It's important that you don't make the same mistake! Professional home inspections can save you time and money, or even prevent you from making a disastrous deal. In case you're not convinced, I've compiled a quick list of home inspection some serious home defects that can be found during a home inspection:

  • Defect #1: Bad Foundation
    Unless you can negotiate a price reduction to cover cost, walk away.
  • Defect #2: Worn Roof
    Most likely it will need to be replaced. If the seller will not do so, negotiate a lower price.
  • Defect #3: Termite Infestation
    The house is probably in need of expensive structural repairs. Unless the seller is willing to help pay, it's probably not a good investment.
  • Defect #4: Outdated Wiring
    This can be expensive to correct, and is a dangerous problem. Negotiate with the seller after getting an estimate from an electrician.
  • Defect #5: Damaged Shower Pan
    Get an estimate from a contractor if you find water under the shower, and negotiate with the seller to cover costs.

Protecting your investment, especially one as special as a new home, is crucial. An expert home inspection is often the most important step in securing that protection. More tips on home buying are available on my website. If you'd like to talk more about home inspections or any of your real estate questions, please call. I'd love to hear from you.

 Pam Crawford

Pam Crawford, ABR,e-PRO®,CRS,CDPE,LMC

Owner, REALTOR®, Managing Partner, MBA, BSBA
RE/MAX Professional Associates

 

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Comment balloon 1 commentPam Crawford • June 12 2013 03:43AM

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The septic system and what it is, where it is and how does it work...nice to know before the keys get slid across the highly polished, genuine imitation long shiny table surrounded by all the high back cushy swivel chairs. Water source, quality, quantity too when the place is not on public water, sewer.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 5 years ago

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