You forgot to order the doors! Home inspection in Roswell New Mexico.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

You forgot to order the doors! Home inspection in Roswell New Mexico.

When building a home, there is a lot of things you need to be on the watch for.

Choosing the right builder is a very big decision.

This home seller did just that. This home was a great home to inspect. Everything was right. Well, just about everything.

The buyer called for a home inspection. This deal took about a week to put together for the buyer.

The home was not listed and was a "I hear you have a home for sale" deal.

The buyer then got with a Realtor to help with the purchase of the home.

This buyer did make a great choice when choosing this home. Great location, good looking home and built in 2009. This home has custom everything. The interior was designed by the owners wife.

The seller told me at the inspection that they were involved with every aspect of the homes building.

How many owners can say that?

I could only find a couple of issues with the home. the biggest was the fireplace doors.

I asked where the doors were. They said they never installed the doors. the pre fabricated fireplace comes with no door. You have to order them separately when you order the unit. Really?

The fireplace was never used. Good for them. Because they need to have the doors installed for safety reasons.

Here is the fireplace in the living room. Missing doors is the issue of the day with this home.

Fireplace doors are missing.

There were a couple other small issues with the home but nothing that would raise the proverbial red flag.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Comments (19)

Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Yeah!  A good builder seems to be hard to find in your area.  Congratulations.

Nov 11, 2013 09:00 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Good morning Clint, if the new owners want to use the fireplace, they will have to buy doors!  Have a great day!

Nov 11, 2013 09:01 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ....how do you do that? Do people just not care? Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Nov 11, 2013 09:22 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning, Clint. I think this is the first time that I have ever heard of a fireplace being installed with no doors.

Nov 11, 2013 09:31 PM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

A nice inspection and a rarity indeed to not have any issues.... awesome!

Nov 11, 2013 09:47 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It's a much cleaner look without the doors Clint.  :)

I didn't think that the doors were optional...

Nov 11, 2013 10:04 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: Good to hear this home inspection was relatively free of defects.  Hopefully the doors are not too expensive to order.

Nov 11, 2013 11:34 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Wow, must be different here in Virginny because most fireplaces I see do not have doors!  Lots don't even have screens!

Nov 12, 2013 04:56 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Pictures are not downloading for me today.  No profile photos nothing!  Wonder what's going on?

Nov 12, 2013 06:24 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

There are some really good builders here. But the doors were not ordered by the owners not the builder. they were in charge of all the parts for the home.

Have a great day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:50 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

It's a safety thing, If the doors are not on the unit then they could have a fire when using the fireplace. Not a good thing.

Have a good day in Rockwall today.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:52 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

I really thing it was a move to save money at the time. Now they want to sell and still no doors after two years. Not good.

Have a very good day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:53 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael.

Not the first time I have found this. But usually on older homes. Never a newer home.

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:55 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred.

Only a couple small issues. I was glad to not find much, makes for an easy report.

Have a great day in Land O Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:56 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Optional yes. But fully recommended by the manufacturer.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:57 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

I think the doors run about $75-100. Not to bad a cost for being safe.

Enjoy the day selling homes in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 08:59 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

So do you write them up as "Unsafe"? I do here.

Have a good day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 09:01 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

All kinds of issues everywhere in the rain.

I hope they get the issues fixed as soon as possible.

Have a good day in Rogers today.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 12, 2013 09:03 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

No, or most of what I would see are unsafe!  Everyone has the foldable screens they put in front, but that's it.

Some are merely decorated with candles, as they have never been used.

Nov 13, 2013 02:32 AM