Buying a house is a serious business. Whether it is a recently built estate or a modest fixer-upper, getting a lowdown on your potential home is of great importance. A qualified home inspector is always your best bet for getting the home inspected before buying but you can also have a good understanding as to what to look out for. A little snooping around and bringing out the Sherlock Holmes in you won’t harm anyone but will help you in your decision about the home you want to buy.
A lot of inspectors feel that water is the main devil that causes the maximum problems, as it weakens the foundation, dampens the wall and causes rot and decay. Here are some problems that you have to check when you go for a resale home. From testing the shower, to scooping out how a home’s storage measures up, here are some tips to sleuth out the important features that you won’t find on the listing. [Read more…]