In today’s post, I will take you behind-the-scenes and show you exactly what it looks like when inspecting an inherited home in Tucson. Keep in mind, this is not a full Home Inspection. This is simply my first inspection of a home I recently made an offer on.
In case you are just reading this post for the first time, you may want to go back and look at a previous post I made called buying an inherited home, a case study. In that post, I discussed some of the important things to look for when purchasing a property as well as the process I went through to determine the value of the home. This was without seeing the property on the interior. I made an offer to the homeowner, without seeing the interior, and after reviewing my offer, they provided keys in order for me to see the interior.
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Their hope is that the home looks better than I initially thought and that the repairs aren’t as bad. In this video, I will share with you exactly what I saw exactly when I saw it. some of the things that you will see, will include a green pool, overgrown yards, and a hidden room. All of these things, I have to consider while evaluating the price.
When inspecting a property it is important to check all of the relevant functions of the home. In my case, since I am planning on removing most of the items and not using them, it is not as important as it might be for a homeowner who intends to live there. In my case, I make a cursory inspection of certain things, just to ensure that I know what they’re like. And then I follow up with a contractor to ensure I understand the nature of the repairs.
What To Inspect On An Inherited Home In Tucson
Some of the areas that I would inspect typically include the following:
- Attic space
- Rain gutters and downspouts
- Exterior stucco or paint
- Electrical panel, light switches, and power outlets
- Thermostats and heating, cooling, and ventilation (HVAC) system
- Plumbing fixtures, faucets, and water heater
- Walls, ceilings, and floors
- Doors and windows
- Stairs, steps, and railings
- Porches and balconies
- Walkways and driveways
While today’s inspection is just an initial one, it is important so that I can verify the overall condition of the home, as well as the repairs that I’ll need to make. In this home, you will say that I intend to remove all the personal items from the home for the seller, pay all of their closing costs, accept no commissions, and close on a day and time of their choosing.
By closing in this fashion, it makes it easier for the Seller, the Title Officers, and the Estate.
If you have an unwanted home, or an inherited home that you would like to have a free, no obligation evaluation and offer, feel free to call me directly at 520-403-6227, or click the form below and tell me about your property!
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