Bob and his wife Ann purchased a home in Little Town, U.S. Before purchasing the home, they inspected the home and the sellers assured them that there were no problems in the home – both cosmetically and structurally. The house met their expectations, according to the seller’s representation of the home.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and for some lucky Aussies, that’ll be because they’ve bought their dream home. But whether you’re looking for properties before or after Santa Claus arrives, there are some things you need to know to prepare for summer time property inspections.
We sat down with Mozo Property Expert Steve Jovcevski who gave his expert tips on how to make the most of open houses this summer, putting you one step closer to finding a great home.
It is every traveler’s worst nightmare. You enjoy a vacation and a few days after you get home, you find you’ve brought back an insect infestation as a souvenir.
Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself and prevent bedbugs from getting into your house.
When it comes time to plan your holiday guest list, your invitees generally fall into one of two groups: those you want to invite, and those you feel you must. There is a third group, however, that’s never intentionally included on any guest list: pests. Whether by box or by bag, pantry pests such as Indian meal moths, merchant grain beetles, cockroaches and ants can invade your home without your knowledge and wreak havoc on your holiday cheer.
Ah, the joys of owning a vacation home—a private getaway where you can kick back, relax, and entertain guests. But what about guests of the creepy, crawly, or furry variety?
Yes, I’m talking about nature’s guests, the ones that don’t leave at the end of a weekend.
What could be cozier than an attic that’s quiet, with plenty of warm insulation for bedding? You’ll know rats have moved in because they’re not discreet about hiding their droppings. You might also notice chewed insulation, cardboard, and wires. Rats don’t need much space to squeeze their way in, so your first order of business is finding and sealing holes in your home.
Sydney still has four times as many suburbs with a median house price of $2 million than the rest of Australia combined, despite recent falls in prices.
Recent sales analysis showed the 112 Harbour City suburbs with a $2 million median represented roughly a sixth of all Sydney suburbs.
DEAR MR. MYERS: We made an offer to purchase our first home and followed your advice by making the offer contingent on the property first passing an inspection. The inspector is coming out next week, but says that he does not want us to be there because he does not want us to “interfere with his work.” We are paying his $350 inspection fee out of our own pocket, so don’t we have the right to be there when the inspection is made?
YOU have 15 minutes to decide whether this is the home of your dreams. Scary, right?
Before you make one of the biggest financial investments of your life, here are three things to look out for during a property inspection:
There is plenty of evidence that our property markets have changed.
The hot ‘sellers’ market’ we saw in the past few years, where vendors called the shots and the price of many properties increased at a dizzying rate, is now gone.
Now there are more properties for sale than there are buyers, because many buyers are becoming a little nervous and holding back with their purchase decisions.
We are now in a ‘buyers’ market’ — where home-owners and investors have the balance of power on their side.