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Selling a home can get confusing-hope this helps!

What Your Home Inspection Should Cover
􀂃  Siding:  Look for dents or buckling
􀂃  Foundations:  Look for cracks or water seepage
􀂃  Exterior Brick:  Look for cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricks
􀂃  Insulation:  Look for condition, adequate rating for climate
􀂃  Doors and Windows:  Look for loose or tight fits, condition of locks, condition of weatherstripping
􀂃  Roof:  Look for age, conditions of flashing, pooling water, buckled shingles, or loose gutters and downspouts
􀂃  Ceilings, walls, and moldings:  Look for loose pieces, drywall that is pulling away
􀂃  Porch/Deck:  Loose railings or step, rot
􀂃  Electrical:  Look for condition of fuse box/circuit breakers, number of outlets in each room
􀂃  Plumbing:  Look for poor water pressure, banging pipes, rust spots or corrosion that indicate leaks, sufficient insulation
􀂃  Water Heater:  Look for age, size adequate for house, speed of recovery, energy rating
􀂃  Furnace/Air Conditioning:  Look for age, energy rating;  Furnaces are rated by annual fuel utilization efficiency; the higher the rating, the lower your fuel
costs. However, other factors such as payback period and other operating
costs, such as electricity to operate motors.
􀂃  Garage:  Look for exterior in good repair;  condition of floor—cracks, stains, etc.; condition of door mechanism
􀂃  Basement:  Look for water leakage, musty smell
􀂃  Attic:  Look for adequate ventilation, water leaks from roof
􀂃  Septic Tanks (if applicable):  Adequate absorption field capacity for the
percolation rate in your area and the size of your family
􀂃  Driveways/Sidewalks:  Look for cracks, heaving pavement, crumbling near edges, stainsand reapply sealant, if applicable.

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