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What Matters Most... with your financial investment!
Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do? Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, estimated life expectancy and minor imperfections. These are nice to know for recommended repairs. However, the issues that 'Matter Most' will fall into three categories:
1. Major defect examples: foundation movement, framing integrity, siding, roofing, plumbing and electrical failures.
2. Things that may lead to major defects: ground movement, roof-flashing leaks, dry-rot from prolonged plumbing leaks.
3. Safety hazards, such as electrical panel issues, stairs do not meet code, faulty or no smoke detectors to name a few.
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property. Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect, keep things in perspective. Please contact me so that I may inspect your investment and point-out not just repairable recommendations but identify what really 'Matters Most'.