Re: First property inspection. PLEASE HELP ME OUT - Posted by Mike (KCMO)
Posted by Mike (KCMO) on December 15, 1998 at 20:49:51:
Here’s a couple of things that have worked for me:
Since I don’t heal as fast as I used to, I try to stay off roofs. You can usually tell the general condition by looking in the attic and checking the exterior using a pair of binoculars. When in doubt, the yellow pages have any number of roofers who could give you an “estimate”.
Personally, I have had several properties inspected by a professional for termites, and have never had to pay a dime for it. If you want to pay a premium for your education, you can hire a professional inspector and follow him around watching and asking questions. I did this on my first duplex and learned a lot at a cost of $110. There are also some good books on property inspection that you should be studying for the future. Meanwhile, rely on the pros until you become comfortable doing these things for yourself.
I hope this helps – Good luck on your first purchase!