Preparing for a House Inspection
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is a good policy
to have a home inspection.
To make this easier for all concerned, it would be good to prepare before the home inspector arrives.
Some of these preparations could mean that the inspector find less things to report about, issues you maybe able to easily fix yourself before hand.
You can read about some of the issues the comprehensive report from the House Inspector will cover here.
Clearing your personal belongings, from any area that may need inspection, is one important preparation, since the inspector is not allowed to move them.
The video below provides great tips on how to prepare your home.
For more tips check out the article on How to prepare your home for an inspection on Wiki How, which covers:
- Addressing common issues before a house Inspection
- Making an Inspection easy on the home inspector
- Doing minor home maintenance prior to an inspection
Video Credit: Glenda Black
Image Credit: Wikivisual on Wiki How
“Guiding Kiwis though Buying and Selling” a house is what settled.govt.nz, a Website, specializes on and it has lots of very helpful information.
As it says on the ‘About Page‘:
“Settled.govt.nz is brought to you by the Real Estate Authority (REA). REA is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Our goal is empowered consumers working with trusted real estate professionals. Our vision is a better real estate experience for all.”
In the section for buying a home are five categories and each has articles which provide great guidelines.
Under the category of ‘researching the property‘, as in house inspection, you will find six posts, one of which is about
The ‘Resource‘ page on this website has lots of useful tools like quizzes (like ‘Open Home‘ and ‘Multi Offer‘), videos, checklists and guides, for example,
the ‘Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide.‘
The ‘Glossary’ on settled.govt.nz provides an alphabetical listing, covering the terminology of the property language, making it easier to understand.
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A Guide to Investing in Property
The article on Quotable Value(QV),
a website which provides excellent tools for determening the value of a house, gives great tips to help with being informed about the property you are thinking of investing in.
One of the five points to consider, mentioned in the QV article, is to be aware of the financial risk.
Another risk is the actual ‘physical state of the house’.
Just recently a couple woke up to termites just after they moved into their new home.
A thourough House Inspection done by a qualified A Buyer’s Choice Inspector can give you peace of mind and is well worth the investment.
Knowing the rules if you are planning to alter or renovate the house is another point made by QV.
Read the full Investing Guide article on QV
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