In this Redfin.com post, home inspector Dylan Chalk underscores the importance of a home inspection by identifying how they can prevent a potential sale. The most common reason is the home is not what it appears to be, especially in the case of a "flipped home", one purchased and updated with the intention of making as much profit as possible. The inspection reveals there are more repairs and updates than the buyer expected. Problems with the core systems of a "fixer" house (foundation, frame, roofline, floor plan, drainage and access) add cost and complexity to the new homeowner's projected budget making the deal less attractive. To read more click here.
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