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THIS is why you have a home inspection!

THIS is why you have a home inspection!

It is tempting to save money when buying a house by skipping inspections. This is a perfect example of why you should have a home inspection.

I had a showing today at a cute little home that had some nice upgrades and a nice deck off the kitchen. This is a picture of the support system under the deck. It was only view able if you looked between the boards. I don't believe the homeowner was trying to deceive anyone. This deck project was most likely a do-it-yourself job. Which sometimes means that it isn't up to proper safety code.

I'm not a home inspector, but I believe after a few years of rain pouring downhill coupled with movement of the deck associated with regular use and this could lead to a potential disaster.

A home inspector will go over the house and look in areas you wouldn't normally think to look. They can spot problems that could jeopardize your largest financial investment.

Dale Samples is a REALTOR serving the Charleston, Teays Valley, Cross Lanes, West Virginia market. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, contact me today!

You can call/text (304) 741-4705.

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43 commentsDale Samples • April 30 2012 04:50PM
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