Common Home Inspection Problems
In today’s competitive real estate environment, many buyers waive home inspections with the hope their offer becomes the winning bid. But skipping an inspection means homebuyers miss out on getting the seller to pay for repairs, or to identify potential upcoming expenses that can be factored into their offers. Shoppers can also miss the chance to fix small problems before they become bigger and more expensive. The most common home inspection problems occur in major systems such as roofing and the structure of the property, followed by water-related problems, says Mike Hughes, manager of technical training and development for ServiceMaster Brands. If you’re home shopping, read on to discover the red flags that make home inspectors cringe.