Looking for Love: what to look for when inspecting a property

Buying a house is, for many, the largest financial investment you will make. It pays to be diligent when inspecting a property, but what is it that you should be looking for?

You could liken looking for a property is similar to looking for the perfect partner. Sometimes a property might show cracks, some sagging or leaking – all signs of age. It can be easy to be distracted by a beautiful designer couch or stylish interior decorations, but it’s what’s under the surface that counts.

It’s important to conduct a simple maintenance check before you purchase… this could be the difference between buying a dream home or a very expensive nightmare.

At your next property inspection, keep an eye out for the following:

  • Water stains, corrosion and mould.
  • Sagging ceilings.
  • Unlevel floor.
  • Large puddles of water in the backyard.
  • Fine cracks in the plastering inside.
  • Bathroom and bedroom mould on the ceiling or floors.

If you are enthusiastic about a property and you think you’ve found ‘the one’, a building inspector can offer an expert opinion and guide you through options for solving any building issues.

A dream home is one that you create. If you remove all the objects within a property upon inspection and assess the heart of the house, you might be surprised with how close you to finding love you actually are.

To discuss your property desires and dilemmas, contact Jennifer Pearce who can provide you with an assessment of the local property market. Visit jenniferpearce.com.au for further information and to make an appointment.