It sounds like such the tired statement - when a flipped house boasts new windows, beware - and look closely!
If these windows are new (they are wood VERY POORLY covered on the outside with new aluminum wrapping) it is obvious they were not installed properly or professionally.
Installing a window does not simply stick it onto the side of the house.
Installing a window does not "cut and paste" aluminum wrap over what may be an older wood window.
Installing a window does not fill a huge gap with a poor-grade caulking. Caulking should not fill a gap wider than 1/4" - read the label.
Installing a window does not mean that you paint the aluminum siding and caulking so they are the same color and therefore less noticeable.
THIS IS NOT INSTALLING A WINDOW!
And all of the windows on the house were done like this.
The list of things found on and in this house, and done in similarly unprofessional fashion as these windows, was astounding.
THIS HOUSE HAS A CRAWL SPACE (A STORY UNTO ITSELF) AND MY CLIENT CANCELED THE INSPECTION BEFORE WE EVEN FINISHED THE MAIN LEVEL! I NEVER GOT TO HAVE ANY FUN UPSTAIRS!
I was having such a good time, it probably took me half an hour to get the glazed look off my face after he discontinued the inspection! Flipper Fun is just that! For me it's eye candy!
My recommendation: this is such a tired tale - the Flipped House with the wondrous list of newly-done improvements. But beware, after you be careful. And be suspicious enough to call a home inspector to have a complete investigation. He will be a preposition and go over it completely! And maybe have some fun in the process. Of course, Flipper is upset that his name is being used in such a fashion, but that's another issue entirely. Could there be some copyright infringement there?
IT'S BETTER TO FIND THINGS OUT BEFORE YOU MOVE IN THAN AFTER.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560