After looking at houses for weeks you finally found just the right one for you and your family. How excited you must be? One of the most important first steps that you will have to take is that of the home inspection.
Here’s a quick tip to keep in mind to help you navigate the process:
Do your own “pre-inspection” -
There is so much to be learned by just looking at a house in detail. Doing a visual pre-inspection yourself will give you a better understanding of the home condition. You can identify any issues that you won’t want to live with or repair. Be sure to go through each room and look at every element and detail. The walls, ceilings, fixtures, molding, doors, windows, and cosmetic details. Look for signs of water damage like stains and discoloration.
Look at the condition of the toilets sinks and showers. Make sure that you take a walk outside of the house with an eagle eye as well. Look for sagging, cracking, damaged gutters, and peeling paint. See how well the landscape, fences, other outside areas have been maintained. Be sure to examine the garage too.
Applying these few tips will help you to feel good about your home purchase and illuminate any additional stress or anxiety that might occur. Make the home buying process enjoyable by applying the suggestions.
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL