Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Home Inspection 101


As a REALTOR, I have seen it all- from the dreams come true to the lurking nightmares.  Part of my responsibility is to ensure that my buyers and sellers have the facts, and the best way to educate is to inspect.  Just recently, I had a buyer view a home with slight water damage- Turns out during the inspection we uncovered several levels of un-treated termites! It is situations like this that truly display how important it is to have a home inspected.

If you are looking to purchase a home, inspections are routinely completed as part of a buying contingency- and essentially your inspector takes a look at every nook and cranny to ensure that you know 100% what you are purchasing.  In many cases, the inspections go well and the buyer has a new ‘to-do’ list of routine projects throughout the house. 

Selling your home can also lead to a call for a pre-sale inspection-  As the seller, you would be fully informed as to what issues, if any, exist within your home.  If a problem appears it can be fixed!  Likewise, if nothing appears on the report then you can continue confidently with your listing and price. 

As a trusted REALTOR, my networks of local contacts provide the best in the business for all things real estate.  A home inspection gives you as the buyer some time to spend in the home, and more importantly a full report on your future house. 

Here are some key items that you will find in your inspection report:

-Foundation, Basement and Structures

-Exterior siding, Windows and Doors


-Electrical System

-Interior Plumbing Systems

-Central Heating and Cooling Systems

-Interior Walls, Ceilings, Floors and Doors





-Landscaping and Lot

Wendy Kunash, CRS, EPro, RRS
Keller Williams, GCNE
Direct/iFax: 440.299.5152 
Email: WendyKunash@kw.com   |   Search for homes: www.WendyKunash.com

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