In an hour I have the Home Inspector, Pool Inspector and WDI Termite Inspection converging on an out of state buyer’s home under contract. Great blog Topic: Home Inspector 101 for Home Buyers. Every Home For Sale should have a home inspection and this blog will explain what happens.
To be continued…
I’m Back – Really Big Home – 4,800 sqft – in Little Elm on Lewisville Lake - 4 hour inspection. I was there a long time.
This home is a “Relo”. A relocation company is Selling the home through a listing Realtor. The Relo Co. had Inspections done 47 days ago and provided me with full reports. Home buyers may be tempted to not get their own home inspection ~ Just rely on the recent Relo inspection and save hundreds of dollars. That would have been a $15,000+ mistake in this case.
I am thankful we did our own inspection as the Relo inspectors seems to have glossed over or entirely missed quite a few things. First off, it needs a new roof – it’s probably “uninsurable” – Cost $10,000 easy. The hot water heater is rusted out at the burners- slow leak – needs replacement and the rotted wet wood damage is unknown. There were 5 more major plumbing issues: hot & cold reversed on a shower; leaking toilet fill valve; tub valve defect; kitchen sink plumbing code; etc. Windows: 5+ fogged and 2 cracked (how did the Relo inspector miss this?). Then there were the electrical issues. And the pool problems – it’s slanted. And the A/C. And here’s a favorite – the Relo home inspector said it was “city sewer” and no problems – But it’s an Arobic Septic System – no city sewer in the subdivision.
Beautiful – actually gorgeous – home with a long list of things that have been neglected. We are in the Contract “Termination Option” Period so I wrote an amendment of those things the buyer wants corrected or he will take the “Option to Terminate” the contract.
Bottom Line – For Your Own Protection, Get A Home Inspection.
Kudos: Comprehensive Inspection performed by Deb Sadler from 20/20 Home Inspections. Local home inspector since 1998.
I have 20/20 doing another inspection next Tuesday in The Legends in The Colony ~ hope this inspection comes out better.
Regards, Mark Hitz, The Colony Realtor who actually helps schedule and attends home inspections.