You have to check everything on a flip. Even when things are "brand new!" So said the ad. After the unsecured dishwasher slid out from under the "brand new!" granite counter tops, and it's drain line wasn't connected, and the granite splash block wasn't glued to the wall or caulked to the counter top, and the range fell forward without an anti-tip, and the disposal cable had no connector clamp and the cable hung loosely in a loop composed, probably, of 2' of extra cable, and the compression fitting on the drain line wasn't compressed enough to prevent a leak, and a drawer opened 2" into the handle of the range, a row of kitchen cabinets that were not level left to right, and the light over the kitchen sink didn't light, and the knobs on the kitchen cabinets were not even closely aligned - YOU KNOW, THE USUAL STUFF IN A "BRAND NEW!" KITCHEN, I also saw this:
And this is just one example of what I saw under all the "brand new!" cabinets. The others were the same!
Now I don't know about you, but that just doesn't seem very strong to me.
How long did they intend for this to remain like this?!
Do you know everything that is wrong here?
1. Wrong screws.
2. Wrong placement of said wrong screws.
3. Wrong distance between the wrong screws - 12". Most likely not even hitting a stud behind.
4. No collar around the said wrong screws.
5. No understanding of kitchen cabinet installation.
6. No professionalism.
7. No Golden Rule.
BUT TOTALLY EXPECTED FROM FLIPPER!
My recommendation: when the ad says "brand new!," get a home inspection anyway. Don't get me started again -- you already know why...
Most of these guys give the real Flipper a bad name!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560