Before you buy a Knoxville home, you need to get a home inspection. A home is a large investment and you want to be sure you know what you’re buying.
Oftentimes, homes can harbor deeper issues than what a buyer can spot with an untrained eye. A home inspector can offer you a closer look at the home that you’re buying and identify any large issues.
Some inspection issues are large, while other issues are easily fixed. Here are 3 Knoxville homes inspection issues that often cause transactions to fall apart.
Oftentimes, when a Knoxville home inspection finds structural issues, it can be an immediate deal killer.
The foundation of your home is what ensures the strength of your home is sound. A foundation must remain strong in order to keep the rest of the house standing properly. Unfortunately, when damage occurs to the foundation, it can hurt the overall integrity of a home and cause a whole slew of expensive issues.
During a home inspection, an inspector will point out if there is water damage or cracks present in the foundation. While a home inspector cannot tell you the gravity of the damage, they’ll point you in the right direction by suggesting you have a professional look at the foundation.
Foundation issues can be expensive to fix, which is why they are oftentimes a deal killer. In addition, many buyers will opt to walk away from a home with foundation issues.
When water damage is found in a home inspection, depending on the level of damage, it can be another reason transaction fall apart.
If a basement fills up with water every time it rains or if water drains towards a home’s foundation, these issues can lead to costly problems. Water issues can lead to major foundation issues or mold issues inside a home.
These issues are not something that many buyers will take lightly depending in the levity of the damage, a buyer may decide to walk away from the transaction.
When a home inspection finds issues with a roof, it can be costly to fix. Issues with a roof can make buyers very leery of a home, since a roof isn’t something that can be cheaply replaced.
When a home inspector notes in a home inspection report that a roof may be nearing the end of its life, the inspector will often suggest a professional comes out and inspects it. Depending on what a roofing professional finds, a roof may need to be replaced entirely or there may just need to be a few areas that need to be fixed.
Regardless, if there are red flags about a roof, buyers will often want to run the opposite way. Even if a roof still has a few good years left, buyers will be leery, since they will be the ones footing the bill for a new one just a few short years down the road. And, oftentimes, sellers who are on their way out of a home may not be willing to fork over the money to get the issue fixed.
Unfortunately, some home inspection issues are just to grave that it’s best to walk way from the home. Unless a seller is willing to make the necessary repairs, oftentimes these issues can cause a deal to fall apart. And, even then some buyers may just decide to walk away altogether.
Are you thinking about buying a home this year? Please let Knoxville Home Team know if there is anyway that we can assist you in your Knoxville home search. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].
Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to see what homes are for sale in the area.
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