"This Pig Has Lipstick All Over It" Said The Home Inspector!
It was love at first sight. The gleaming hardwoods, the updated kitchen with all new appliances and the master bathroom with that updated shower with those double heads. This home was perfect for my client in every way...that is until the home inspector said "This pig has lipstick all over it". Ok, so those actual words were never spoken by the inspector per se, but the inspection report was loud an clear. This was a home that the seller made pretty with all the updates, but it was still a stinker.
You see, all those gorgeous updates couldn't make up for some major foundation and water leak issues that just were too much to take on by my buyer. The thought was, "what ELSE is hiding that I'll need to deal with if I move forward with the purchase of this home?".
Having a home inspection can set you back some cash, but like in this particular case, the $500 saved her over $50,000 in needed repairs! Of course my client was sad that her first love turned out to have a false facade, but knew that someone would come along and be willing to put up with it's inperfections. It just wasn't her.
You can put all the lipstick you want on a pig, but it's still a pig.