Trull’s ongoing Real Estate 101 series has an excellent article on 8 reasons why home sales fall through which we’ll be highlighting in the next two posts.
A typical life span for a shingle-type roof is 20 to 25 years so if your food on your for-sale home is nearing the end, best to replace it or get a certificate that it’s in great shape. Roof issues account for approximately 39 percent of homeowners’ insurance claims and savvy home-buyers will often look here first.
Routine gutter maintenance can prevent potentially thousands of dollars of damage once the rains come.
Cracks in walls or a foundation can send a strong signal of potentially larger problems. Best to fix the problem before the inspection.
- Doors and windows
While a stuck window or creaky door may not seem like much – and probably isn’t – it can rise concerns for a potential buyer that the home isn’t as well-cared for as originally thought. What other problems might be lurking?