Posted by Wayne-NC on May 03, 2004 at 09:34:54:
First,I have trouble driving a nail in straight so these tricks are not mine, but anyway, try this. Checking for roof leaks: Some people try to cover up the ceiling by repainting, however, some may forget the closet ceilings. Inspect all. If doors don’t close properly, it may be several reasons. The most serious of which could be the foundation. My father’s ideas were common sense once you were aware of them and certainly no secret. He did carpentry for many years, back when the job was done right (the first time)! We would inspect houses together when he was in town and many times he would complain of shoddy work and how to do it right. He took alot of knowledge and skill with him, much like an old receipe to something really good.
What to look for when inspecting a house?? - Posted by Steve B
Posted by Steve B on May 02, 2004 at 20:00:46:
I’m a beginner looking to do my first deal and would like to develop a check list of items to look at when doing a home inspection.
-Electric : What to look for here?
-Plumbing: Water stains (If so, where?), leaks (where?)
-HVAC : What to look for?
-Foundation: Cracks where?
-Roof: What to look for here?
I will be asking a contractor to walk with me throug my first deal but I need to have a basic idea when looking at the 25+ houses that you look at to get 1 deal.
I really appreciate your help.
Re: What to look for when inspecting a house?? - Posted by Wayne-NC
Posted by Wayne-NC on May 02, 2004 at 20:45:56:
As suggested before, you may want to hire a professional home insector for the first few and follow him through. He will provide a very detailed analysis along with cost estimates for possible repair or replacement. Just use his form thereafter to do your own if you have the confidence. There are lots of “tricks” that you can learn along the way. My father taught me some from the “old school” and they are time tested! There is no substitute for experience and only one way to get it!! Hope this helps for now.
Re: What to look for when inspecting a house?? - Posted by Steve B
Posted by Steve B on May 02, 2004 at 22:11:08:
Care to share some of your tricks?
Re: What to look for when inspecting a house?? - Posted by BobEberle
Posted by BobEberle on May 02, 2004 at 20:55:45:
This is a great suggestion, I’d also recommend you read Kevin Myers book, Buy It Fix It Sell It. Very good book.