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Trick or Treat?

Will the home you’re thinking about buying be a “Trick” of unexpected, very costly repairs, or a real “Treat,” with your family facing only inexpensive, planned, budgeted repairs and routine maintenance during the next several years?

The answer to this question depends largely on your home inspector, how thoroughly he or she inspects your home, as well as his or her expertise and experience.

A quality, thorough and caring home inspector, such as those working at Housebusters, will not only help you to understand the home’s current condition in great detail, but will also help you to plan for repairs and maintenance in the years to come.

Following are are just a few of the questions that are typically answered by Housebusters in our detailed reports and in conversations with clients who attend their home inspections:

  • When will the heating and cooling system likely need to be replaced?
  • How much will a new system likely cost?
  • When will the roof need to be replaced?
  • How much might this cost?
  • What are the pros and cons of various roofing materials?
  • What routine maintenance needs to be performed on the home to minimize repair costs and to extend the life of the home and its various systems?
  • Are there signs of biological growth (potential mold) in the home that may need further testing?
  • What can you do to reduce the likelihood of mold growth in the home?
  • What is the life expectancy of various appliances in the home and their anticipated replacement costs?

As one can see, the issues addressed in just these few questions can easily cost home buyers tens of thousands of dollars.  Our goal isn’t to scare potential home buyers, but to help them understand a home in much greater detail so that they can make wise buying decisions — and to help them plan for needed repairs in the years to come.

Will the home you’re thinking about buying be a “Trick” or a “Treat?

Trust the area’s most experienced and respected inspection services company to help you learn the difference!






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