PORT LUCIE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A faltering economy and a record number of foreclosures has led to the availability of a wealth of homes on the market. They offer substantially reduced prices, but they may also be hiding secrets that could cost buyers plenty without a complete home inspection.
"My number-one rule for clients is don't get emotional," said Calvin Johnson, owner of Calvin Johnson Home Inspection and Services, Inc. "Don't fall in love with a house before you buy it and stay objective at all times. I never had a client who was sorry they had a thorough inspection of their home before they bought it."
Foreclosed homes can provide good value and offer buyers new opportunities to purchase the home of their dreams. That bargain could also turn into a nightmare of problems and costly repairs. Before signing on the dotted line, buyers should have a complete home inspection conducted. As a home inspection specialist, Johnson can locate a wide array of potential problems that may not immediately be visible to the untrained eye.
When homes go into foreclosure, owners have no incentive for continuing a regular regimen of maintenance. The homes may have been in decline long before that, as owners have less money to fix problems as they arise. As a licensed home inspector, Johnson goes through an entire home with an experienced eye and provides a written assessment of potential problems.
During a home inspection, the firm addresses a variety of structural elements, from cracks in walls and foundations to evidence of termite infestations. The home's electrical system, plumbing and floor integrity will be examined. Roofing and attics will be explored and in rural areas, the inspection may include the septic system. Garages may also come under scrutiny, along with heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
Home inspections aren't just for older or foreclosed homes. Even buyers of newly constructed homes can benefit from a home inspection. Certain locations and environmental factors can lead to shifting and other unforeseen problems. The experts at Calvin Johnson Home Inspection and Services, Inc. are experienced and licensed home inspectors with years of experience to draw upon.
Foreclosed and short sale homes provide potential buyers with a myriad of opportunities for home ownership and investment. Calvin Johnson Home Inspection and Services, Inc. provides thorough inspections that bring to light any deficiencies or problems that could turn a family's dream home into an unending cycle of costly repairs.
SOURCE Calvin Johnson Home Inspection and Services, Inc.