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Mon May 7, 2012
Jim Guido answered:
Hi Daniel,

You have received some excellent answers from the real estate community. If you own a 60's Cambrian home and you have owned it for awhile and have not done an assessment recently of its condition then I highly recommend you do so. This would include the following inspections.
Roof, structural pest control, property inspection and if you have a chimney the have that inspected also. I you discover any problems then assess the urgency of the repairs and try to resolve them in a timely manner. Keeping up on these items is very important to reducing future costs of unknown problems that if not addressed can lead to much higher repair costs years later. We often see, when taking a listing from a property owner that has owned the property for a long time and has not done any inspections in a long time, items that have been their for a long time and have grown worse with time. This usually leads to expensive repairs that if caught early most likely would have saved the home owner the higher cost of the repair. I would also do an assessment of the condition of your appliances, unless they are fairly new, to get a feel as to their expected service life. Once you have a good assessment of repairs needed then you can budget and plan to keep up with the cost of home ownership that we all have to address an pay for. If you are purchasing a home then you should apply the same inspection principals here so you have an accurate picture as to the present condition of the home.

Regards,

Jim Guido,
Realtor
Realty World/Blue Property Group
Cell: 408-472-2074
Email: jim@jimguidorealtor.com
Website: www.jimguidorealtor.com
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