Yesterday I had an inspection with a concerned, very nice young single mother who bought a 4 year old foreclosure. She moved in about a week ago. She noticed things with the house.
Her agent told her that since she was obtaining a Veteran's Administration loan, the VA would do an "inspection" and she didn't need to have a home inspection.
The VA inspector/appraiser told her the same thing.
Well, she should have had an inspection! Had she my list in hand for the VA guy he could have required lots of things for the bank to do prior to her occupancy. Things apparently he knew nothing about. Now, they are all her problems.
I spent a lot of time with her teaching. She needed it. There are many fixes needed and she should get right on them. Her family can help, so she is in luck there. Fortunately she lives only a mile from us and my wife will make sure she is taken care of.
At the end of the inspection I got a hug and kiss on the cheek! She called me "awesome!" That does not happen very often. She now knows what she needs to do and where to go for help. And she can count on me... Peace of mind is worth a million bucks!
My recommendation: get a home inspection!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560