What Inspections Should we Perform on our Home?

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Great tips for all homebuyers:

 

Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786

 

Buyer asks - We got a home under contract, and wondering what type of inspections we need to do in Colorado.  

 

 

This is a GREAT question, of which many buyers ask!    In Colorado, there are NO required inspections needed, in fact there is no requirement to DO an inspection.  HOWEVER, I would ALWAYS recommend a home inspection on every listing, no matter the age of the home, even new construction!     On new construction I usually like to remind a new homeowner to get this inspection done at 11 months, so to have the list ready for the builder at the one year warranty walk through.

 

The inspector will check all the mechanicals (furnace, boiler or electric heat, water heater), kitchen appliances, visualize the structural integrity of the home, roof, plumbing and electrical (and the electric panel) and the exterior of the home.     There are additional inspections to consider - lead based paint (if home is older than 1978), sewer inspection, radon testing and mold testing if you see anything to alert you that mold could be present.   If there is a well, a perk & flow test should be done.  If there is a septic system - Tri-County needs to come out and inspect, and pump and sanitize the system.

 

In Colorado, buyers have the option to request items to be repaired or terminate the contract with no reason.    If the buyer asks for repairs, and seller does not want to do all of the requested repairs, buyer can terminate the contract, and receive their earnest money back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you Gabe for the reblog, and the inspection is the most important part of a transaction.

Feb 14, 2019 06:31 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Feb 14, 2019 07:08 AM #2
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Curtis Van Carter
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Gabe thanks for reposting this good read by Joan, cheers cvc

Feb 14, 2019 09:19 AM #3
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Joan gives outstanding advice in her blogs, good choice to repost.

Feb 17, 2019 08:59 AM #4
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Gabe Sanders
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Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Mar 05, 2019 05:48 AM #5
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Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

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