7 Things to Look for During a Final Walk-Through for Your New Home

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Things to Look for During a Final Walk-Through for Your New Home

7 Things to Look for During a Final Walk-Through for Your New Home

The final walk-through is the 2nd happiest time when you are buying a home. The happiest time is when you are handed the keys to your new home at the closing table.

Below is a list of things to look for during your final walk-through:

  1. Appliances - Make sure all appliances are working. Turn on the stove and oven, start the microwave, check the fridge to make sure it's on, turn on all the a/c units if it's not an HVAC system, turn the heat on, run the dishwasher & garbage disposal.
  2. Repairs - make sure all repairs that the seller promised to get done are completed. Always good to have a checklist on hand to make sure you didn't miss anything.
  3. Termite Treatment - If your home inspector picked up past or present termite damage, make sure the seller has the termite treatment paperwork to hand over to your lender. Banks will not close a loan without it.
  4. Leaks - Run the water for the kitchen sink and bathrooms to make sure there are no leaks.
  5. Basement - Check the basement for water. Most times if the basement had no evidence of water in the beginning there will not be water now. But, I have seen it happen so it doesn't hurt to check.
  6. General Damage - Check the walls for large holes that weren't there before. Again, I've seen holes in walls that I know weren't there before. Make sure windows are not broken and working properly. Check all doors for damage.
  7. Contract Contingencies - Make sure whatever else the seller agreed to repair that is stated in the contract has been taken care of.

What happens if some things are not repaired or new damage? Usually you call your attorney and they will tell you it can be resolved at the closing. Most times things can be resolved quickly unless it's something catastrophic like a collapsed roof or water damage.

Call Jackie today (631) 703-0201 and I will walk you through the home buying process.

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Rainmaker
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Rafi Footerman
Home Inspector, Mold Inspector, Radon and More!
Mid Jersey Inspections

Don't forget to look carefully at the areas that were blocked by storage items (garage walls).

July 25, 2013 07:49 PM
Rainer
11,100
George G. Kasabian
Realtor, Pasadena
Century 21 Hollywood

when I was a buyer the last day before close of an escrow I went to inspect property and found out there were few broken windows and paint on the floor I did not have full time Agent representing me and made the misstake by hopping I'l have those things fixed after the escrow needless to say I got nothing but now I'm there with my buyers to make sure it's same condition as we originally agreed to make an offer.

July 25, 2013 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Bobi Bigelow
Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
Alpine Lakes Real Estate

Great post...very informative. I especially couldn't agree more with #3 Termites. I hate bugs and it's so important to make sure that there are no "wood eating bugs" present in your new home.

July 26, 2013 08:53 AM
Rainer
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Joe Pruett
Bank Plus Realty, Inc.

I don't recall ever having any problems with a walk-through.  Most all listinga in my area are sold 'as-is' so mandatory repairs are kept to a minimum.  Number 57, taking photos can be a good idea.

July 26, 2013 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

That is a good walk through list.  I have seen problems pop up at the last minute.  

July 29, 2013 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff

Century 21 AA Lindenhurst NY
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