Posts made in September 2017

Things to Consider Before You Buy a Fixer Upper

Lakeland FL home inspectionAt Waypoint Property Inspection, we believe there are many benefits to purchasing a fixer upper home, but with those benefits comes the responsibility of the buyer to ensure their new home is habitable. Although many homeowners are attracted to fixer uppers because they can purchase an older home for an inexpensive price to renovate it to make it your own, there are many safety issues to consider before you make an offer.

When looking to purchase a fixer upper, it is imperative to request a Lakeland, FL home inspection to check your potential home for issues that could cause damage or unwanted financial problems in the future. Older homes tend to have hidden problems within the structural foundation, such as water damage, unsecured wiring, and other safety hazards. Having a comprehensive home inspection before making an offer on a home will allow you to have peace of mind when you make an offer.

In addition to having a home inspection, we also recommend that home buyers ensure they receive a 4-point insurance check. Although many insurance companies require this preventative action if a home is over 25 years, we know that every insurance company has different requirements. A 4-point insurance inspection checks for the following: roofing, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

When looking for a dependable company for your next home inspection, contact our knowledgeable staff at info@waypointinspection.com to schedule an inspection.

Why a Seller’s Home Inspection is Important

home inspection Tampa FLWhen it comes to selling your home, there are many things to do and check off before closing the deal. At Waypoint Property Inspection, we recommend requesting a pre-listing home inspection in Tampa, FL before you put your home on the market. Check below to learn the many reasons why it is in your best interest to receive a home inspection as a seller.

Having a pre-listing inspection allows the homeowner to fully understand the appropriate asking price to sell the house quickly and efficiently. Receiving a home inspection before placing your home on the market allows for you to have no discrepancies with the buyer in price and also allows for no delays in the closing process due to fixing repairs.

Planning for your pre-listing home inspection offers you the advantages of saving more money upfront and having more time to plan for needed repairs. If the review comes back with multiple problems that need to be fixed, you may have them repaired on your circumstances with your own choice of contractor. If you wait for a buyer’s inspector to find issues, this will result in you having to pay more for their selection of the contractor because they are on a time crunch.

If you are looking to sell your home, look to our team of professionals to provide a comprehensive home inspection in Tampa, FL. Contact us today at info@waypointinspection.com to schedule an inspection.