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Title: Walk through before closing
Post by: CommonCents on December 19, 2013, 02:45:04 PM
Buying a house.  Walk through is tonight.  Did I miss anything I should check for in it?

   Punch list complete
   Turn on and off every light fixture
   Run water & look under sinks for leaks
   Test all appliances
   Check garage door openers
   Open and close all doors
   Flush toilets
   Inspect ceilings, wall and floors
   Run garbage disposal and exhaust fans
   Test heating and air conditioning
   Open and close windows
   Make sure all debris is removed from the home
Title: Re: Walk through before closing
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 19, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
Does it have a basement? If so, pay extra attention to foundation cracks (step cracks are normal, straight horizontal or vertical are BAD NEWS). Does the basement smell musty? Are the walls still square?

They probably won't let you climb on the roof if you're not a licensed inspector but if they do, do it.
Title: Re: Walk through before closing
Post by: CommonCents on December 19, 2013, 03:27:36 PM
We've already done the inspection (very thorough guy), where we noted some small step cracks (not a concern).  He did go up on his ladder and look at the roof then (found torn lead flashing, which they agreed to fix - it's on the punch list).  The basement is finished.  No musty smell but he noted the windows were open which can skew matters. 
Title: Re: Walk through before closing
Post by: the lorax on December 19, 2013, 09:59:22 PM
Run water through the bath/shower also