Michele Buckman has put together some videos discussing the current DC market and what the future may hold for the real estate market in the Washington DC area.
Homebuyers in the Capitol Hill area are always concerned about what they will find wrong with the home after the sale is complete and they are settling in. But, in Northwest Washington DC, when you purchase a home inspection there should not be any surprises, or at least not many that make you regret your purchase. These 12 tips will help you determine what is a red flag whipping in the wind telling you to turn and run the other way; meaning if it isn't on this list, it is probably rather minor and can be easily fixed or replace.
- Failing air-conditioning unit, such as broken or leaking compressor
- Moisture in the basement, along walls, ceiling and floors
- Cracked heather exchange
- Reports of asbestos, underground storage tanks, radon, lead paint or water contamination
- Defective, missing, broken or worn roof and flashing
- Termites or carpenter ants (along with any other type of insect infestation)
- Aluminum or insufficient wiring
- Mixed plumbing or plumbing problems
- Signs of house settlement
- Settling or separated chimney
- Electrical system that cannot handle the capacity needed
- Horizontal foundation cracks
For more tips on buying or selling your home in the Capitol Hill, Trinidad or Palisades in the Washington DC neighborhoods, contact Michelle Buckman today.