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Inspected Once, Twice, Three Times
In the present state of the real estate market, multiple inspections occurring on the same house has become common. For one reason or another, and I take those reasons with a grain of salt, a house doesn't make it to the closing table with a previous buyer(s). In this month alone I have inspected two properties that had previous buyers and inspections. One of these homes had two buyers and two home inspections.
With both these houses I was informed of the previous inspections by the listing agent. This information was said in such a way as if to say, "your inspection is just an exercise, you won't find anything wrong." On the contrary, there were things wrong. Obvious things, big issues that in my opinion should have been found previously.
On the twice inspected house I found issues with the roof. These issue could not be seen from the ground and I doubt through a pair of binoculars. Since the house was about 20 years old with an architectural style roof, most of which are manufactured to last about 30 years, there may have been some assumptions made as to the condition of the covering.
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