Inspired by Teri Isner : http://activerain.com/blogsview/5060164/understanding-home-inspection-repair-requests Teri Isner broke down the property inspection into great detail. She brought up some great points. Basically, what’s important to the buyer. And what’s unnecessary and might kill the deal.
In my opinion (and I’m not a property inspector or appraiser, nor play one on TV) The property inspection should be looked at in 3 ways.
What is an appraiser going to object to!
Things that are health and safety issues really should be a priority.
Broken or inoperable windows
Torn or missing flooring
Missing hand rails
Peeling paint inside and outside
Water heater issues
And in some cases how the appliances work
As well as other things. Each loan type and / or state could be different
2) What is a deal killer
The property is in a bad location. Maybe you don’t ( or do) want to hear the fire department down the road every time there is an emergency.
The inspector finds an infestation of vermin or pests because this disturbs you deeply - creepy!
Things that absolutely can’t be repaired, fatal faults
3) To Do’s
If the inspector finds little things that need to be fixed.
Maybe a loose non- threatening wire.
Some loose screws.
Doors that need to be straightened.
Unappreciated color choices.
Landscape that needs to be tended to and the appraiser found no fault with.
Unattached building, barns and sheds that may or may not be part of the appraisal.