What A Home Expert Worries About During A Home Inspection

So, you want to buy a house, make sure you look at it as if you were a home inspector. As a home expert, there are things about a home that keep me up at night. My list would be a make or break on whether the home you’re looking at is the right investment for you.

What A Home Expert Worries About During A Home Inspection

Buying a home is a big decision, and there are lots of things to consider.  Type of house, neighborhood, the price, location and so much more.  The decisions I just described are for you to approve.   As you look at a home keep the following in the back of your mind so when you fall in love with that house you must have you are making the purchase for all the right reasons.  Let me share with you key areas that you should dive into deeper if they come up in your home inspection list.


  • Consider the bones of the house first and foremost.

  • Is the foundation sound? If it has a basement, does it have an odor?

  • What is the age of the furnace/boiler and Air conditioning unit? Less than 10 years old is good.

  • What is the age of all the appliances, less than 10 years old in good repair is OK.

  • Is the roof in good repair and how old is it? The national average of a roof is 13 years.

  • Do windows and doors open and close easily?

  • Is the floor flat and level or does it lean?

  • Do all the cabinet doors and drawers open and close feely?

  • If the home has a deck or patio what is the overall look and condition?

  • What is the condition of the landscaping? Does the grass look good, are the bushes and trees healthy?

  • Walk across the street and look at the home from a distance and pay attention to the overall structure it should be standing tall and straight.

  • How does the overall home feel? Are handrails solid, do floors creak, can you hear outside noise through the walls?


Of course, you will have a home inspector look at the home before you close the deal but if half of the items above are a no then my advice is either get ready to pay to fix it all or find another house.

Published on 5/28/2021.
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