Things To Make Sure Of When Getting A Home Inspection

The Inspector is in cahoots with the real estate agent – You know, this is the one that galls me to no end. While there are certainly examples of that having been true, I am not personally aware of any such examples. When choosing an Inspector, or a real estate agent for that matter, you should have already weeded out any or either of those that are unethical…because those two people being in some sort of unholy alliance is just that…unethical! It happens far less than you might think or might have been led to believe.

In some buildings you will find expensive revolving roof sits in the front facing the street. Surprisingly this door is the least used to the main body of pedestrian traffic. If you look carefully the entrance leading from the parking deck is a standard metal door that will always need repairs because of the heavy traffic. We will not even talk of the cold that comes blowing in when the door is open.

It will be good to start a new trend, if you want to construct a comfortable home. Get a seasoned building engineer who is constructing and designing modern homes not homes of yesterday.

Are you licensed? If the home inspector isn’t licensed, don’t bother asking more questions. This is an immediate sign not to employ this contractor. Please make sure they are licensed. Also ask if they are a member of a professional Palm Springs home inspector association and how long. Don’t be afraid to ask for credentials.

A home being marketed AS IS doesn’t need an independent inspection – Oh boy…here we go again. If you are buying a home where no representations have been made by the seller…or worse yet the home is being specifically marketed AS IS, then how in the world are you going to know what AS IS…is…unless you have it inspected?

You must never say no to cosmetic repairs. If you must avoid major ones, you must love minor repairs, which are also known as cosmetic repairs. These are improvements that are done merely to beautify the property. Rehabbing a house will not be complete without replacing light fixtures, which are very cheap but are effective in raising the price of a property. Applying a new coat of paint is also counted as cosmetic repair. Landscaping the yard is also a must repair. It won’t cost you much to trim the lawn and overgrown tree branches but that will surely beautify the house.

Short sales can be a good way to buy your next home, but it’s important to be aware of the problems most commonly associated with them. If you know what to expect, then you’ll be better prepared to deal with the problems as they come up. And, be sure to find a Realtor who is willing to work with short sales. Because of the high fallout rate, many agents are not willing to take these on.