When house hunting, it’s not realistic to take a home inspector along with you to every house to help narrow down the search. For that reason HouseMaster has compiled a short list of a few red flags that even a novice might be able to pick up on a preliminary walkthrough of a house to help identify signs of possibly serious concerns. Here are six things at that should serve as warning signs that a larger problem could be lurking.
When purchasing a home, a buyer should never forego a professional home inspection. The tips above are provided as guidelines so that potential buyers can effectively and efficiently narrow down their options. Once a choice has been made, a professional home inspection by a qualified inspector will provide the potential buyer with an education regarding the condition of the major elements in the home enabling them to make an educated real estate decision and potentially negotiate repair needs.
Note: These tips are only general guidelines. Since each situation is different, contact a professional if you have questions about a specific issue. More home safety and maintenance information is available online at www.housemaster.com.
Originally published by HouseMaster on 11/22/13; modified by Lisa VanderLoo
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