So why do we have a lot of churn in the marketplace around getting that mold inspected and remediated and you out of harm’s way? I would venture to guess that it has more to do with buying products than assuring your longevity. But that would be cynical, wouldn’t it?
Some condos are very expensive. However, houses of similar size in the same neighborhood cost more. So, you can buy an investment property in a better neighborhood. Also, in most areas, there’s no such thing as a 1-bedroom house, but there are 1-bedroom, or even no bedroom, condo units. And, usually, there are people willing to rent them.
Believe it or not, when the “For Sale” sign goes up, they will remember seeing you working on your place to put it in shape. They will appreciate all of the changes. You will even begin to enjoy the changes yourself. You’ve made changes to the little and big things you have put off.
Here in Brampton, Ontario, where I do a lot of my work as a Palm Springs home inspector I consistently find small amounts of a ‘dark, suspicious substance’. Yes, those are the words I use. I never say the ‘m’ word because I don’t know what it is until I take a sample, send it off to the lab where really clever technicians analyze it and give it a name. There are about one thousand, two hundred names from which to choose.
Do you specialize in any particular type of house? This refers to residential or commercial real estate. Since you’re purchasing a new home, make sure the inspector is familiar and has experience with residential home.
If you replace a full floor with hardwood or other materials, it will be very expensive. One easy and affordable option is to remove the existing flooring and stain the concrete. The look is modern and industrial, and the color possibilities are nearly endless.
When rehabbing a house, you must also survey the neighborhood where your project is located in. This will help you determine the ARV, or after repair value of your property. Check out similar properties rehabbed in that area and ask how much they were sold. Surveying the area will also give you more ideas on the repairs and improvements you are doing. What paint color will suit the architectural style of that house? How many rooms and baths do houses in that area usually have?