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Question DetailsAsked on 1/24/2012

where can I find someone to "inspect' property during initial viewing before traditional home inspection?

want someone knowledgeable to walk through proerties with me to help me determine what/if anything needs to be done on property and a rough idea of what it would cost to repair before I actually start paperwork to purchase property and before actual home inspection.

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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood. They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for. For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap. Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair. Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion. Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com

Answered 2 years ago by Todd's Home Services

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Answered 2 years ago by Cas




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