Recently a client called with concerns about small issues noted in their report. We discussed these points and I mentioned that he needed to be concentrating on the roof issues. The clay roof tiles were deteriorated, cracked, some missing and very expensive to repair and replace and had he had an expert look at it yet?
He mentioned he had a roofer from down the road look at it. Incredulous I asked if he had Durable Slate the experts on these types of roof , look at it and give an estimate? No! When your inspector suggests you take a course of action you should take that advice, after all that is what you are paying for.
The house is on the historic register and must be repaired replicating the roof that’s there, a $100,000 repair that would basically increase the cost of the house by about 27% which would have to be paid for, “cash out of pocket”.
Reports list the good and bad, concentrate on the big items, not the “nit pick comments” that are easy to repair later after you move in.
Buying a house is a math equation, purchase price + cost of repairs + cost of updates = is it worth it
We spent six hours at that house generating that very thorough detailed report. DO THE MATH, read the report and buy without regrets.
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