Hitting The Market? It’s Time To Get Working!

July 27th, 2013 by JC Home Inspections

With the real estate market getting as competitive as it can, the more prepared you are, the more likely it is for your house to sell.

What is pre-listing Home inspection?

Before you get your house on the real estate map, it’s highly important that you go for a pre-listing home inspection. Pre-listing inspection is not a new concept, but is becoming increasingly common with the slow rate in real estate rates. A Pre-home inspection gives you a firsthand knowledge about the sales potential of your house, before you can put up your price tag. It’s also a great way for you to know if you want to invest in any new improvements or want to adjust the sales price to reflect the estimated costs on repairs and replacements. Either way, a prelisting home inspection is a great idea to avoid any unexpected circumstances down the line.

Meet the inspector two months before listing.

Most home buyers go ahead and start with repairs and replacements that they find important and then call for inspection only to know that they need to redo the entire stuff. Why not call the inspector two months before the entire repair to know what’s of utmost importance and what’s not?

A home inspector will give you an early-stage advice on which fixture to get replaced and what can wait for some time. He can also give some guidance on the aesthetic aspect of the house, and what may please the home-lookers. Suggestions right from the paint in every room to the lights, kitchen equipments and the entire look of your house can be given a touch of professionalism before you can put it up for sale.

A pre-inspection is the best way to know and increase the value of your house, before you can list you price in the market.

Myths about Radon and How It Will Affect Your Home’s Price

July 20th, 2013 by JC Home Inspections

#1 Radon Tests Are Expensive And Time Consuming

Since most buyers keep this notion, they are reluctant to check out a home that is potentially in the danger of radon infection. This is why it is a good idea to perform a radon test beforehand.

#2: Homes with Radon Problems Can’t Be Fixed

If there is one reason why radon can prevent the sales of many homes, it is the notion that a radon problem is irresolvable. Although some homes need a more complex setup to eliminate radon gas, the problem is completely solvable in every case. Unfortunately many people are sceptical about this so it is recommended to work on your radon problem before selling your house.

#3: Radon Is Reoccurring

While a radon prevention fixture is like any other fixture in your house that need periodic maintenance, radon problem is not reoccurring if the fixture is inspected from time to time for any potential damages.

It is believed that radon is one of the leading ceases of lung cancer in the United States. The correlation between radon and lung cancer was not exposed for a long time as lung cancer was almost always associated with tobacco usage. However, lung cancer in many non-smokers revealed the startling facts about radon and its effects on people.

Instead of demisting myths about radon, you can work around the problem and come up with a permanent solution to eliminate radon gas and keep a record of things that you did. This way it is easier to convince a potential buyer about the safety and health aspects of your home. Protecting form radon will boost the resale value of your home.

The Importance Of A Home Inspection

July 13th, 2013 by JC Home Inspections

Unlike everything that you shop for from the mall, you cannot go for a ‘try-and-buy’ strategy for a home buying process. If you are a first time home buyer, you will never be able to judge the quality of a house just by looking at it or visiting it once. The quality of the house depends on a lot of factors that includes plumbing, electrical, foundation strength and more.

Although, you can judge the aesthetics and the interior decoration, what lies beneath it can never be guessed. Unless you are not a professional at this game, you can never be able to tell if your investment is a real bargain or is someone stealing away from you.

Home Inspection – The Value Of Knowledge

A home inspection is the best way to make sure that you are investing in something really worth your money. A home inspection will help you decide whether you need to accept the home as it is, should you be willing to make changes or keep looking for other properties.

The first thing that a home inspection will let you know is whether the property is safe to occupy. Once it is certain that it is safe, it is inspected for its structural condition. This includes the foundation, roof, interior and exterior walls, siding, yard, garden and surrounding areas.

Once the structural pattern has been inspection, it is then scanned for any wiring, plumbing, drainage, heating and cooling system functioning. This is done so that you know the amount or extent of repair and replacement that may come in future. This is also great to help you fix your budget for the same.