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What Happens In A Flip When The New Range Is Deeper Than The Old One?

What happens in a flip when the new range is deeper than the old one?

And, (this is a big AND) the dishwasher door no longer opens!

Surely the Flipper knew the dishwasher door cannot be opened.

The dishwasher cannot be moved further to the side.

And the range cannot be moved further toward the wall.

No matter what the dishwasher door does not open, even when the oven door is opened to get it out of the way!

Surely the Flipper knew the dishwasher door cannot be opened.

If it cannot be opened the rolling shelves will not move which makes it most difficult to stock the dishwasher with dishes and such for washing.

What does someone think will happen when people find out that this, and therefore probably other, poison pills have been left for them when they move into the house?

And this was not the only thing in this Flipped House that was not well done!  But still...

Surely the Flipper knew the dishwasher door cannot be opened.

So, the $64,000 question - what else does the Flipper know!?

And THAT became the job for the home inspector!  Virginia is a non-disclosure state, so the home inspection is crucial to the buying process.

Let's just say the home inspector was up to the challenge and had lots to explain to his clients.

My recommendation:  in Virginia the home inspection process is a very important one because there is no warning to buyers about the house and its condition.  The home inspector has to be very diligent in trying to uncover issues, ESPECIALLY in flipped houses!  Hire one that is careful and experienced!   It will pay off in the end.  At least we found out that surely the Flipper knew the dishwasher door cannot be opened.

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 12 commentsJay Markanich • March 27 2017 10:01AM
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