Buying A Home? Check Out These Red Flags

When you get ready to buy your new home, there are things that you may not be able to control, but knowing about potential problems is a must!!  Buying a home is the biggest investment people will make in their lifetimes, and you want to make sure that you get your home checked out by property inspection narellan before you go to the closing table. It іѕ nоt unusual tо ѕее wasp nests аt home. Thеу usually build thеіr nests іn аn old roof, unused corner оr gutter area, аnd bесоmе mоrе aggressive аnd prominent durіng late summer оr early autumn. Whеn disturbed аnd provoked, wasps саn gеt aggravated аnd саn sting. And unless уоu know thе proper аnd safe wау оf removing wasp nests, hiring people whо specialize іn pest control саn save уоu a lot оf trouble.  Here is wasp nest kinds removal company , do visit once.

According tо Thе British Beekeepers Association, majority оf insect bites аnd stings іn thе UK аrе brought аbоut bу wasps. Thіѕ trend makes іt аll thе mоrе important fоr уоu tо hire professionals іn pest control soon аѕ уоu ѕее wasps hovering аrоund уоur area.

Companies specializing іn pest control hаvе a team оf experts whо аrе trained tо eliminate termites and their nests, аnd аt thе ѕаmе tіmе prevent thеm frоm соmіng bасk. The fіrѕt thіng thаt a professional wоuld dо іѕ tо make a survey оf уоur area, identify the source, аnd thеn decide оn thе safest аnd mоѕt effective approach. Since termites can be so damaging to the structure of any building, it is recommended you act fast once you become aware of them.

Basically, every home needs a home inspection.  Whether it is a new construction home or an existing home for sale.  You may think that new construction homes don’t need an inspection, however, during the building process, their is ALWAYS room for human error and problems can be found, or a new product that has been installed may be faulty.  In an existing home, you will always find items that need to be repaired.  This is typical since every home has “wear and tear” from the previous owners. A clogged sink is an easy tell; all that you need is to hire a plumber before making the purchase. Plumbing can get expensive if you dont look at it at first and find that you need it later! Best to take care of it asap. However, when you find yourself in urgent need of plumbing repairs, be sure to contact an emergency plumber.

In Onslow county, the average home inspection costs between $180 – $250.  The home inspector typically needs a week notice to allow fitting your inspection into their schedule.  Once the inspection is done, turn around time is typically 2 days and a full report will be given to you with the findings.

Below are 12 items that HouseMaster says are most serious home defects to watch out for:

  1. Cracked heater exchange
  2. Failing air-conditioning compressor
  3. Environmental hazards such as radon, water contamination, asbestos, lead paint and under ground storage tanks
  4. Moisture in the basement (not common in our area)
  5. Defective roofing and/or flashing
  6. Insect infestation – termites or carpenter ants and hire Termite Inspections in Wollongong
  7. Mixed plumbing
  8. Aluminum wiring
  9. Horizontal foundation cracks
  10. Major house settlement
  11. Undersized electrical system
  12. Chimney settling or separation

Many of these problems can be repaired, however, depending on how much damage there is, it can be costly.  In the Jacksonville, NC market we are able to ask the seller in a Repair Request to fix items that are important to the home buyer.  The seller has the right to NOT fix anything, and run the risk of loosing their potential buyer.

In our contracts, we have a due diligence period that gives the home buyer a time period to get all of their needed inspections including radon testing done on the property and to ask for any repairs or pest control  like mice removal that they would like to get done. This is important because in some cases, services like rodent control might require you to be out of the house while they perform their duties. It would be quite uncomfortable to have to temporarily leave your new home because of this, when you could have had it resolved before moving in. Doing so will also mean your belongings are not exposed to the pests or chemicals used by the expert to resolve the issue, as well. It is important to note, that if the seller will not fix items that the buyer MUST have done, the buyer is then able to get released from the contract and walk away with their Earnest Money Deposit.  This can only happen if everything is done within that “Due Diligence Period.”  If the home buyer does not accomplish everything during this period, then they must remain in their contract regardless of the findings.

The due diligence clause is there to protect home buyers.  The Realtor’s job is make sure all inspections get done within the time frame to assure there buyer is protected.

You need to protect your investment.  A home inspection is a great place to start, and having a good Realtor is a must to make sure you are being taken care of.

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I represent home buyers and look out for their best interests.  My interests DO NOT lie with the builder or seller of these homes.  I do however have all of the needed materials such as floor plans, plot maps, features, neighborhood videos, etc.  I work for you!!  Please read how I can represent you in the purchase of your new home.

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