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A home inspectors job is to run through their checklist of things in the home that needs to be fixed. 


“There are typically over 1,600 different items on our list that home inspectors are supposed to look at,” says Claude McGavic, executive director of the National Association of Home Inspectors, which trains and certifies home inspectors throughout the country.


Their thorough list keeps them from overlooking small things to avoid costly problems in the future. So how can you ask those same questions as you tour homes? What does your checklist look like? 

Today we are going to give you the expert advice on what to look out for while you’re house hunting! 



Every checklist varies depending on the inspector, but generally it will cover the interior and exterior of the home. 




Inspectors make this one of their number one priorities when they are looking through a home. They will look for missing shingles, cracks, worn granules, loose gutters, divots, or spongy areas. No one wants a leak in the roof, that’s why thoroughly inspecting the roof is so important! 


To learn more about what a good quality roof looks like, click here. 




Structural Issues

“Your home must properly support the weight of its own structure,” says Jeffrey Miller, real estate agent and team lead at AE Home Group in Baltimore. “Over time, critical elements may begin to fail.”

Some signs of structural issues include uneven floors, sagging beams, wood rot and cracked foundation to name a few. 



Plumbing Problems

From the very first home tour, you may not be able get a lot of in depth information on any plumbing issues. Visually you can recognize some issues like leaks, rusting, and checking the water pressure. 


Here’s a great article highlighting 3 plumbing features to check before buying a new home! 



Safety covers some items that are crucial to look out for for you and your family’s safety. These include the following…



Following your official home inspectors look through of the home, they will give you detailed notes and any red flags in the home. Ask questions! Ask any experts around you for second and third opinions. Maybe an issue in your dream home that you’ve been stressing about can actually be an easy fix. 


Let us help you find your dream home! We know all the right questions to ask, how the condition of the home should be, and can help fit all your needs. Call or Text us at 480-415-5233


Thanks for reading, until next time!

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