Are you selling? Make sure to have these issues addressed before an appraiser comes out. If your buying, make sure seller will address these issues.
Common Condition and Health & Safety Issues
Common for both FHA and Conventional
Exposed Electric Wires
Active Roof Leaks
Bars on windows without quick release
Handrails needed on stairs and decks
Smoke detectors – one per bedroom, one in the hall outside of the bedrooms, one on each level
CO detector – one per level installed in the hallway outside of bedrooms
Exclusive for FHA
Roof nearing the end of its life – appraiser must warrant that the roof has at least 2 years life left. If there is doubt, the appraiser can ask for an independent roof certificate
Utilities MUST be on and working
Built-in appliances must be installed
Appliances must be working
Heater must be working & able to heat the home to 58 degrees
Peeling paint must be scraped & re-painted
Attic will be inspected for leaks & pest infestation
Crawl will be inspected for water intrusion & pest infestation
Pool must be free of debris & pool equipment must be working
Walls/ceilings should be free of large cracks
If your thinking of buying or selling, contact us today.
Is your house in dis-repair, we can help you get it ready or we can bring you a cash buyer to avoid any appraisal issues.