Home Inspection Hot Spots You Don't Want to Miss
Found a home you love? Congratulations! Now comes the fun part, the home inspection. If you're lucky, the beauty you see on the surface will apply to all the hidden areas as well. Because there's rarely anything worse than closing on a Las Vegas home and finding it needed more repairs than was initially identified in the inspection process. Here are a few home inspection hot spots you don't want to miss.
Toxins: If you're purchasing or renting an older home, be sure the inspector tests for toxins such as mold, lead paint, radon, and asbestos. Las Vegas property managers advise that hidden toxic gems like these are not only dangerous for buyers, but can cost thousands of dollars to remove later.
Roofing: From ground level, a roof could look just fine. But a few new shingles and a good ceiling paint job can sometimes cover the subtle signs of a leak or other damages. Some home inspectors don't physically go on the roof to check it out and look for signs of wear from the inside or from ground only. If you'd like a more thorough roof inspection, you may want to consider hiring a licensed roofing contractor.
Foundation: Believe it or not, cracks in the foundation can indicate serious structural problems that could house issues from improper construction techniques to water and termite damage. Some foundation instabilities are hidden below the flooring and can easily be missed. But if you note characteristics such as un-level flooring areas, cracking walls, shifted framing, or doors that don't close then there may be more to the structure than meets the eye and you could have problems later.
Las Vegas property management companies know that purchasing a home whether for a financial investment or a living investment is a huge deal. So it's in your best interest to hire someone who will be as thorough as possible during the inspection process. Whether your real estate agent recommends a home inspector or you locate one yourself, be sure to interview them and make sure you feel comfortable with their credentials and abilities. Buyers who opt to inspect their prospective home by themselves are rarely qualified to conduct a thorough home inspection and should at least hire qualified specialists and licensed contractors to inspect the areas they're not fully familiar with.
If you have more questions about the home inspection process or need assistance locating a Las Vegas home to purchase or rent, please contact the Simply Property Management-Paielli Realty, Inc. team today. – Greg
Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty, Inc.
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