Fall often brings changes, and if changes for you involve buying or selling a home, it’s good to read up on some scary (hello Halloween!?) things we often find in home inspections.
Article below courtesy of realtor.com
Home inspections are scary. Just when you swear you’ve found the house of your dreams, a home inspector comes along and tells you everything’s that’s wrong with it—which might lead you to think you should run for the hills!
But rest assured, most things turned up during a home inspection aren’t deal breakers. Still, there are certain red flags that really should make you very, very afraid. So how can you tell? For starters, you should try to attend your home inspection to see firsthand how your inspector reacts as he/she checks out your house.
“If your inspector comes to an abrupt halt when entering a room, or their whole demeanor changes, it’s possible they’ve just run across something very bad,” says Welmoed Sisson, a Maryland home inspector from Inspections by Bob, and author of the book “101 Things You Don’t Want in Your Home.”
Another red flag is if you hear an inspector say, “I’ve never seen thisbefore!” says Frank Lesh, ambassador of the American Society of Home Inspectors.
So if you find big bills scary, know that the 10 problems below don’t come cheap. “Any of the problems I’ve mentioned below could easily start at around $5,000 and go up from there,” Sisson says. So if your home has any of these issues, don’t say we didn’t warn you.