Five Common Problems Found by Home Inspectors

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At some point in the process of selling your home, the property itself will have to be inspected by a professional. This will not only let interested buyers know what they’re getting, but it will also let you know in advance what repairs you should make to increase the resale value of your property. Here are five of the most common problems home inspectors find.

Faulty Wiring: One of the most common causes of house fires, faulty wi­ring can be easy for a homeowner to miss as most of it is out of view.

Drainage: Blocked gutters, clogged drains and yard features that trap water near your home all contribute to poor drainage. Water should have a clear and easy path away from your home.

Foundation problems: Your foundation is literally what supports your entire home. Problems with the foun­dation are very serious and should be fixed immediately.

Roof: Second only to the foundation, your roof is the most important part of your home. Because it’s out of sight, problems can develop unnoticed over time.

Exterior damage: When you want to sell your home, it’s best to fix all of the little dings and chipped paint you’ve been meaning to get to over the years. Doing so will greatly increase your home’s curb appeal.

Even if you haven’t found a buyer for your home yet, hiring a home inspector to tell you what needs to be done will help you get a better price when you sell.