For most people, a home purchase is the largest single financial transaction they will ever make during their lifetime. According to the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, the median [...]
Busy people want relevant information at their finger-tips when making critical decisions – and they need it fast! Such is their need when purchasing a house. Prospective home buyers [...]
Buying a home requires careful research – lots of it. Research can take many forms - online research, open house inspections, feedback from local real estate agents and other people [...]
I recently came across a home buyer looking to purchase a property in Bentleigh, VIC. She made a conditional offer on the property and engage me to do a comprehensive [...]
It is wise to undertake a building inspection before purchasing or renovating an existing home or office. A building inspection report alerts you to actual and likely problems that could result in large or unexpected expenses. Each building inspection follows a comprehensive checklist. The inspector checks the building structure both inside and outside; the roof cavity and under-floor areas if accessible; all wet areas; electrical switchboard; indicators of building subsidence; water pressure and signs of leakage; indications of pest intrusion; the presence of rot … and a lot more.
The purpose of a Pre-Purchase Building Inspection is simple, to identify and report on: • Any major structural and other problems with the property, • The risks to the buyer if the proposed purchase proceeds, and • How much it might cost to fix the problems?
Don’t buy a home without one The purchase of a home is a challenging process for most people. One can easily become enchanted by the layout and presentation of a [...]
The Defect Report is about what’s wrong, how it happened, how to fix it and how much. It’s an easy to understand document with photos of every fault and their technical description plus an overall repair cost estimate.
Don’t underestimate the importance of a termite or insect inspection After the interior and exterior of your potential home has been inspected, including the fencing, paths and driveways, garage, plumbing, [...]
Why you need an exterior building inspection before you buy in Melbourne - expert advice from a professional building inspector.