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Home Inspection Scams to be Aware of by the Local Records Office in Norwalk , CA

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(Local Records Office - Norwalk, CA) Inspection? Indeed, more than 40 percent of the previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious defect, according to HouseFixer, a major home inspection company with offices in more than 390 cities in the United States and Canada.

“Virtually every ‘used’ home needs some repair or improvement,” said Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and president ofHouseFixer. “That’s to be expected. But with today’s high prices, you want to make sure that you are aware of any major problems in a house you are considering purchasing, and what it will take to remedy the situation.”

Drawing from their own findings from more than one million home inspections, HouseFixer says the most serious home defects to be on the lookout for are:

Cracked heater exchange
Failing air-conditioning compressor
Environmental hazards including radon, water contamination, asbestos, lead paint, and underground storage tanks
Moisture in the basement
Defective roofing and/or flashings
Insect infestation — termites or carpenter ants
Mixed plumbing
Aluminum wiring
Horizontal foundation cracks
Major house settlement
Undersized electrical system
Chimney settling or separation

Rodriguez says most of these problems can be repaired. However, depending on the specific problem, the cost can be substantial, particularly if the defect involves one of the major systems. The cost could become a factor in whether you ultimately buy the house.

For example, a new air conditioning compressor could cost you up to $1,200. A new roof or repairs can cost at least several thousand dollars. A wet basement could cost up to $5,000 to remedy.

Local Records Office Editor.

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