THIS is why you have a home inspection!

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THIS is why you have a home inspection!

It is tempting to save money when buying a house by skipping inspections. This is a perfect example of why you should have a home inspection.

I had a showing today at a cute little home that had some nice upgrades and a nice deck off the kitchen. This is a picture of the support system under the deck. It was only view able if you looked between the boards. I don't believe the homeowner was trying to deceive anyone. This deck project was most likely a do-it-yourself job. Which sometimes means that it isn't up to proper safety code.

I'm not a home inspector, but I believe after a few years of rain pouring downhill coupled with movement of the deck associated with regular use and this could lead to a potential disaster.

A home inspector will go over the house and look in areas you wouldn't normally think to look. They can spot problems that could jeopardize your largest financial investment.

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Rainmaker
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Dale Samples
REALTOR -Homes for Sale Charleston, West Virginia
304.741.4705 • www.dalesamples.com

THank you everyone for the comments. The worst part is, this is built on a hillside so it could end up down the hill at some point with the rain water rushing past it.

May 01, 2012 10:51 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730

Eeeks! I have had some new homes with exactly the same problem. I always encourage a home inspection even on new construction. A picture is worth a thousand words.

May 01, 2012 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California

 Dale:

Holy Moley!  That picture is scary.  Do you mind if I use it to show my client the value of a home inspection?

May 01, 2012 02:05 PM
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Barbara Altieri
REALTOR - Fairfield County CT Real Estate
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Dale -- I can't imagine any buyer NOT getting a home inspection. That is a dangerous situation you pictured. Home buyers must also get NEW construction inspected as well. They think since everything is new, everything is right!  Not always the case!

May 01, 2012 05:39 PM
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Andrew McDavid Jr.
A&M Investments

Great post Dale!!

May 05, 2012 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Dale Samples is a REALTOR serving the Charleston, WV Market. Blogging about real estate listings and homes for sale, as well as various other topics in Charleston, Cross Lanes, Teays Valley, West Virginia.