What Can You Do to Avoid Multiple Inspection Fees?

    Nobody wants to pay multiple inspection fees as a buyer. Here’s how you can avoid that by paying attention to the major systems in a home.

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    I’ve been asked this question a lot lately: “What can I do to avoid paying multiple inspection fees?”

    An inspection will cost you at least $350 or more, and having to pay for it twice is not ideal. Here are some things you can do to avoid paying that double inspection fee.

    Every house has five major components that should be looked at in an inspection: roof, sewer, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. We’ll take a look at the first three today.

    As far as your roof is concerned, if it’s discolored, faded, and the edges are turning up, it’s probably time for a new one. Lenders want roofs to have at least a five-year life at the time of closing.

     

    Every house has five major components that should be looked at in an inspection.

     

    Next, let’s discuss the sewer system. If your sewer is running slow, which you can check by running your sinks and flushing your toilets, you probably have a problem in the sewer line. This is something that you definitely want to take note of.

    Finally, your water pressure should be between 40 and 50 psi. If your water is slow, you probably have corrosion in your lines and it can be a costly fix.

    If you encounter any of these problems during an inspection, you’re going to have to fix them yourself or have the seller fix them before closing.

    If you have any questions for me about inspections or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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