Monday, December 5, 2011

Will Your Home Pass Inspection? Part Seven

Moving on Mondays

Before you purchase a new home, you have an inspector look at it for any major problems. The results may be a deal breaker if the issues are serious enough. If you have your home for sale, put yourself in the buyer's shoes. What would they find on a home inspection of your property?

Avoid any surprises by having your own home inspection. These last weeks, we looked at bathrooms and kitchens for potential water disaster areas. This week, we're looking at bedrooms and living spaces.

• Are walls cracked or peeling/ have holes?
• Are carpets stained/ripped/worn?
• Are floors worn/cracked/stained?
• Do the windows operate properly?
• Do the window treatments work properly?
• Are any windows cracked?
• Does the woodwork need repair or staining?
• Do doors open/close properly?
• Are doors uneven?
• Do all locks work properly?
• Are there security locks/bolts on exterior doors?
• Are stairs in need of repair?
• Do stairways have railings?
• Are stair treads even?
• Is room wiring exposed?
• Is the room wired properly?

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