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Jeff Camp, High Country Properties: Park City, Utah Home Inspection Red Flags

adjustable-wrench-1427736-mWhen you purchase a home in the Park City area, the home inspection is your chance to find out if there are serious flaws in the property before you commit. The home inspection will look into the structural and mechanical features—top to bottom— and if serious issues arise, the homebuyer is able to walk or negotiate.

These red flags could up at the close of a home inspection, and if so, Park City homebuyers might like to consider negotiating:

Pests or termites
Termites are a major problem that can be costly for new homeowners, but there is a chance other live-in pests could be inside a property. Once you’ve gotten rid of them, a pest control expert should always be brought in to ensure they will not return.

Drainage problems
Wet basements or mold are typically due to issues with drainage— damaged gutters, downspouts, poor grading. And depending on the severity of the problem found in the inspection, replacing gutters and spouts is much less expensive than fixing the damage caused by excess water.

Foundation issues
A poor foundation, including cracking or crumbling, can mean a huge expense for new Park City area homeowners. Especially if your home search focuses on older homes, the likelihood of needing a new foundation could be high. Keep in mind that homes up there in age could come with a list of structural problems that outweighs their character.

If finding your dream home is on your to-do list yet this year, do not hesitate to contact me! I put my clients first and am here to help find available properties in Kamas, Park City, Oakley, Francis, Midway or Heber City that will work for you.

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