Tuesday, April 3, 2012

5 Tips for a Successful Deep Creek Lake Home Inspection!

If you’re in the process of buying a Deep Creek Lake home or have considered buying a home this spring; you’re probably well aware that there are many factors that play into the home buying process.  
You take time to get your financing in order and search through the beautiful homes on the Deep Creek Lake Real Estate market with your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent, but that’s just the beginning!  Once you find the home of your dreams on Deep Creek Lake, there are a number of steps to take before closing on the home.
One of the most dreaded portions of buying a home is the home inspection.  This one factor can determine whether or not you feel comfortable moving forward with the home purchase as the inspection can reveal hidden flaws.  As the team of Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agents here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty, we’ve helped many buyers face the infamous home inspection with confidence!  Here are five key factors that will help you make the most of your Deep Creek Lake home inspection.
1. Attend The Home Inspection- Attending the home inspection will give you the opportunity to learn more about the home and where things are located.  You can also be there if the inspector uncovers any issues.
2. Follow The Home Inspector And Ask Questions- Don’t be afraid to follow the home inspector closely and ask questions, especially if you’re a first time home buyer.  You’ll want to know everything there is to know about your new home and if you’re unsure of anything, the inspection is the perfect time to ask. 
3. Be Sure That All Of The Following Points Are Fully Covered- The structure of the home is key to going through with the purchase.  Your licensed home inspector should address the following:
- Heating, plumbing, air-conditioning and all electrical systems: all wires, systems and pipes should be up to date for modern usage.
- All wood throughout the home: wood destroying insects such as termites can cause major damage but can be fixed if dealt with properly.
- Well and/or septic systems: each should be inspected carefully
- Harmful materials: materials should be checked for asbestos 
4. Consider Optional Tests- It’s important to test things such as underground storage tanks, as well as testing for lead paint, lead in the drinking water, bacteria in well supplied drinking water, radon gas in the air and other concerns as needed.
5. Obtain A Full Verbal Report At The Time Of The Home Inspection- While the engineering report should be available the day following the inspection; you’ll still want to ask for a full verbal report at the end of the home inspection.
We hope that knowing what to expect and the part you can play in your Deep Creek Lake home inspection helps as you prepare for the home this portion of the home buying process.  It can be scary thinking you may have to walk away from the Deep Creek home you love, but having a trusted Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent by your side can put your mind at ease.
If you don’t currently have a Deep Creek Lake Real Estate agent or are just now considering buying a home on Deep Creek Lake; please let us know!  We would enjoy the opportunity to work with you! 

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert


  1. Nice post! I liked the way you get to the point - which is always useful. Most blogs are a bit too verbiose for me, this one fits nicely. Cheers!
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  2. With the help of home inspector we came to know about all concerning the tribulations in the house. Real estate inspector will also inspect the electrical system and the plumbing systems.i also like to hire home & real estate inspector,please can anyone have any idea about the home inspector cost.

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