June 18th, 2012 by admin
You find the home of your dreams. This house is in a phenomenal neighborhood with a great school down the street. Your offer was accepted and almost ready to close, but not just yet.
First, there is the Home Inspection. On the one hand, you are hoping that there are no problems; on the other hand, you don’t want to buy “The Money Pit.” There are surprises in every home, but some issues will prevent you from moving forward with the sale. Common troublesome issues are general maintenance, moisture and heating and air related problems.
A poorly maintained home can harbor oodles of repair issues. Many of these are not visible to the inspector. For example, neglected moisture problems can lead to mold that isn’t uncovered during the inspection.
How can a home buyer protect him or herself from these undercover issues? Ask your realtor for an Abriza “Home Health Report” prior to closing the sale. An Abriza “Home Health Report” documents maintenance activities over the current homeowner’s care of the home. Only with a thorough maintenance history can you know for sure if a home has been properly maintained.