Foreclosed property can be a raw deal

Home Inspector with Home Inspector/Structural Engineer/Mold Assessor

Most properties I inspect that are in foreclosure have greater problems:

1.  Usually the utilities have been off a long time, thus no A/C and lots of mold. 

2.  Also, the sink p-traps dry out so it smells like a sewer.

3.  The evicted owners vandalize the property removing anything of value: lights, thermostats, faucets, grills, smoke detectors, doors, built in appliances.

4.  Lawns left unattended may require entire replacement to deal with weeds.

5.  Often a window or door is left open allowing rodents to enter and take hold.

While a sales price might be cheap, the cost to make the property right can be very expensive and time consuming.



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