Author Topic: Non-traditional use of home inspection?  (Read 1019 times)

AtlantaBob

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Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« on: July 16, 2016, 11:58:07 AM »
Hello,

I'm hoping if you can tell me if this is a good idea -- or a crazy one.

My parents have an old 1960's ranch which has a lot of deferred maintenance (needs new roof, new furnace, new windows, entirely new kitchen, etc.) More importantly, it may have some more fundamental issues (i.e., old fuse-based wiring systems, potential water damage to the foundation/basement).

Does it make sense to pay for a home inspector to come and inspect the property for any significant issues before putting ~ $75,000 into renovations? Or does anyone have a better idea?

Thanks,

pbkmaine

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Re: Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 11:58:52 AM »
It's a very good idea.

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Re: Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 12:14:02 PM »
Yes, I agree it makes sense.  The home inspector will be able to provide a detailed list of repairs or upgrades that are needed.   I like this idea.

AtlantaBob

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Re: Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 12:24:30 PM »
Thank you both for your feedback!

I've got some friends who recently bought houses who I can check with to see if they have any recommendations for an inspector, but if anyone on the board has a recommendation for the Atlanta, GA, area, I would really appreciate it!

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Re: Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 01:21:59 PM »
That sounds like a very smart move

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Re: Non-traditional use of home inspection?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 03:13:06 PM »
Does it make sense to pay for a home inspector to come and inspect the property for any significant issues before putting ~ $75,000 into renovations? Or does anyone have a better idea?

Thanks,
We did exactly that.  Found some other things that could be combined with other planned work, so it helped us.  We only did $25,000 in renovations and new projects.