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Do You Need a Foundation Inspection on That House You Are Buying?
Do You Need a Foundation Inspection
on That House You Are Buying?
 
Having a general home inspection is pretty darn important for any buyer, even when the home is new. Here are some more home buying tips.
 
In addition to a general home inspection (that’s the minimum, in this Realtor’s professional opinion), there are a host of other inspections and evaluations you might want to have during your due diligence period depending on the house, the overall condition, the age, and any concerns you or the inspector have.
 
Inspection money is well spent; I have seen countless times when this has been the case because of defects that have been uncovered.
 
Additional evaluations beyond the home inspections could include the roof, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, radon (depending on where you live), septic (vs. community sewer), well (if not community water), pool and spa, easements/property lines, and fire sprinklers (if present), among others.
 
Another inspection to consider in some homes is the foundation. There are multiple types of foundations (e.g., slab – many homes in my area of Southern California are built on concrete slabs; raised foundation; foundation with a basement; pier and beam). And there are a number of issues that can occur, resulting in symptoms ... more

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