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Home Buyers Need a Good Home Inspection
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A home inspection can be a nerve-racking part of the home-buying process – but it is also a vital step. Here are a few things an inspector may find that could add to the cost of a home – or save you from buying a lemon altogether.
1. Lurking charges
Even though a home’s electrical system may seem to function adequately, inspections can reveal safety issues. This frequently happens with old wiring that’s corroded or outdated, or with new wiring that was improperly installed.
2. A failing grade
Poor grading, or a slope that drains water toward your house instead of away from it, can cause all kinds of problems such as flooded crawl spaces or basements, rotting walls and framing, and mold and foundation damage.
3. Trouble on top
Roofing materials don’t last forever, and inspectors often find problems with aging materials that will soon cause problems. The scale of necessary repairs can range from needing to replace a few shingles to needing an entirely new roof.