DIRECT:    


 Welcome to the MikeFreemanProperties.com Blog

2018-06-26 14:03:33
Home Inspection Checklist

Unless it’s a glaring issue or you’re a maintenance professional, it can be hard to spot when there is something wrong with your home. That’s where a home inspection comes in! If you are interested in selling or buying in the coming months, it is important to understand what a home inspector looks for when inspecting a home. Here’s a home inspection checklist for your reference:

Roof/Attic:

  • Are there shingles missing?
  • Is there flashing and trim installed?
  • Are there any signs of leaks?
  • When was the roof installed? When will the roof need to be replaced?

Foundation:

  • Are there any visible cracks on the outside walls?
  • Are there any trees near the foundation?

Yard:

  • Does the drainage slope away from the home?
  • Are there any soggy areas you can identify?
  • Are the walkways/driveway in good condition?

Interior:

  • Do the appliances appear to be well-maintained?
  • What are the ages of the appliances?
  • Are there any leaks under the sinks (bathroom and kitchen)?

Structural Elements:

  • Has there previously been a fire in the home?
  • Do the walls show vertical or horizontal cracks?
  • Are there any stains on the floors, walls or ceilings?

Ventilation & Sub-Systems:

  • Does the house smell? Can you identify the source?
  • Do the heating and A/C systems appear to be working?
  • Does the water heater produce enough hot water?
  • Is there a working exhaust fan in the kitchen?

Electrical:

  • Do all the switches work?
  • Is each outlet properly grounded?
  • Do the ceiling fans work?
  • Has the electrical panel been recalled?

Plumbing:

  • Are there any unusual noises?
  • Do the faucets and other fixtures have enough pressure?

Garage:

  • Check all the following elements for signs of damage of wear: slab, walls, ceiling, vents, garage door, lights, opener, windows and roof

This is just a brief overview of what’s covered in a home inspection. For a complete home inspection checklist, give me a call. I would be happy to connect you with a trusted professional in the Central Texas area.

 
Blog Archive
2019-07-12 11:42:09
Round Rock and Hutto Receive Some Much Needed Revamping

2019-06-28 12:43:02
Parks and Recreation in Round Rock, Texas

2019-06-27 17:13:42
How to Give Visitors an Authentic Austin Experience

2019-06-27 12:40:17
Round Rock Makes Fourth of July an All Day Celebration

2019-06-26 15:47:47
Top Ten Places to Be on the Water

2019-05-30 11:10:08
DIY Fouls: 4 of the Worst DIY Mistakes Homeowners Can Make

2019-05-21 13:41:21
Buying a Home versus Renting a Home

2019-05-10 13:23:44
Memorial Day in Austin 2019 - Ways to Honor and Celebrate

2019-05-03 09:54:12
Special Mother’s Day Brunches Around Austin

2019-04-30 14:46:52
Round Rock’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan and How You Can Get Involved

2019-04-30 11:38:30
Austin's Best Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

2019-04-30 08:17:45
The Top Color Trends of 2019

2019-04-25 12:50:05
10 Affordable Austin-Area Neighborhoods

2019-04-10 15:04:29
Relish the Springtime Weather and Gorgeous Bluebonnets at these Austin-area Patches

2019-03-26 15:31:03
4 Tips for Spring Yard Prep in Central Texas

2019-03-20 08:41:50
Know Before You Go! Mortgage Prep & Home Affordability

2019-03-20 08:01:37
Meet The Ruby Hotel in Downtown Round Rock

2019-02-28 16:22:06
America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark Opening in Round Rock in 2020

2019-02-28 16:17:32
Cedar Park Development Led by Award-Winning Mueller Team

2019-02-25 14:27:58
Kid-friendly Staycations in Austin - just in time for Spring Break!

2019-02-01 05:40:16
Round Rock’s Forest Creek Golf Course named No. 8 most improved by Golf Advisor

2019-02-01 05:16:55
City Council Approves First Step to a New 1,200 Home Development in Northeast Round Rock

2019-01-30 12:50:52
Dog-Friendly Places in Williamson County, TX

2019-01-30 10:33:21
Did you buy a home in 2018? Here's everything you need to know about filing your Homestead Exemption in Texas!

2019-01-07 07:37:34
Buyer Tips for House Hunting in 2019

Click here to see ALL articles.


Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Comments:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.