For many people, going through an home inspection can be overwhelming and scary. And while it’s necessary when buying home, to make sure you know as much about the property as possible before closing escrow, a lot of my clients turn to me for advice after receiving the report. Luckily, I’ve been to enough home inspections to know what common items turn up often vs. things that are revealed that should have your shoes hitting the ground and running! Here are a few tips to get you through that long, detailed, and sometimes confusing home inspection report: 1. There will ALWAYS be things that aren’t up to code. Why is that? Well, codes changes frequently, and while things may not be up to today’s code standards, it’s still ok if they were done up to code at the time the home was built or the remodel was done. 2. Health & Safety items should be your #1 concern. Remember, doing a Repair Request is not necessarily a time to renegotiate the purchase price. Instead, look at it as a time to make sure the home is safe and reliable. For example, if mold is detected in the home, make sure that it’s been mitigated by a licensed professional before taking ownership of the home. 3. Think of your home inspection report as a diagnostics tool you can refer back to after you
Dictionary Hill / Spring Valley 1229 La Mesa Ave. Spring Valley, CA Available Now For Private Showings! **Call Jesse For Updates "Unobstructed Views from 5 Out of The 6 Rooms On This Completely Renovated Home On Coveted Dictionary Hill." http://1229lamesaave.isnowforsale.com/ WHAT WE LOVE: Water views from the Coronado Islands, Sweetwater Reservoir, Fireworks & Downtown's city lights. Big OPEN floor plan with sunken living room and vaulted ceilings. Entertainer's kitchen featuring an island, state of the art appliances, & 'splendor gold granite' counters. All baths updated with same finishes for continuity. Delicious wood floor throughout (even stairs). Retreat to the back yard with fresh sod, multi-level deck & yielding fruit trees. The home is perched above the neighbors in front due to elevation, but views are 'unobstructed' largely due to the fact that the lot across the street is undeveloped! Master bedroom features a 21' deep jetted tub with natural stone finishes – perfect for a relaxing soak after work. Fireplace in living room is finished with a 'Delirium Marble' hearth, and a great place to gather with family and friends. The wood floors are throughout the entire 1st floor, all stairs, upstairs hallway & bath. Crystal Chandeliers adorn the living and master bedrooms as proper centerpieces of the spaces. Sod in the backyard is Marathon Type 2 Fescue which offers the highest drought resistance available.
University Heights 4580 Ohio St. #8 San Diego, CA 92116 1st Day On Market: Saturday April 4th 12pm – 2:30pm "Ground Floor, Corner Unit, 1 Block From Famed Antique Row On Adams Ave" http://4580OhioSt8.isnowforsale.com WHAT WE LOVE: Walk to 4 local parks & some of the trendiest restaurants & spots to hang out in town. Recent updates to kitchen, hall bath, new flooring, new windows, refinished ceilings with recessed lighting & ceiling fans. Underground gated parking with storage. Refrigerator, washer, dryer & storage shed ALL convey! Contact Jesse Ibanez @ 858-863-0261 Jesse@GreenMeansGrow.com
Normal Heights 3476 Monroe Ave #14 San Diego, CA Saturday April 28th 12pm – 2:30pm "Top Floor, Back Corner Unit & Best Price In The Heart Of (Upward Trending) Normal Heights.” WHAT WE LOVE: *Ideal location w/in Normal Heights, well insulated in its own block & walking distance to 2 local parks, some of the best restaurants & entertainment quarters of Mid-City *Situated in the top, back of the complex for minimal foot traffic & minimal street noise *Recent updates to bathroom *New Hardware in kitchen *Unit just got a fresh new coat of paint *Appliances & new blinds convey! Contact Jesse Ibanez @ 858-863-0261 Jesse@GreenMeansGrow.com
Lemon Grove 2524 New Jersey Ave. Lemon Grove, CA Saturday April 11th 1pm – 4pm *FIXER ON A CUL-DE-SAC STREET* The home has good bones & is in an pocket of Lemon Grove with lots of upside. There is a renter currently living in the unit and there is a lot of stuff in both the main house and the detached garage so the shots of the inside are challenged. But there's great natural light in the kitchen, a newer roof, a 2 car detached garage w/ off street parking, fenced front yard w/ private back area featuring pergola.
North Bonita Hills 6202 Chadwick Ave San Diego, CA 92139 Saturday August 16th 12pm – 2:30pm Click below for photos, price, description & more!
Mission Valley 8355 Station Village Ln. in "The Lido" Saturday June 21 12pm – 2:30pm WHAT WE LOVE: Premier Mission Valley location = 3 turns to the interstate yet calm because of the visual & audio break of the San Diego River. Luxury hotel-level pool, hot tub, BBQ & club house. Pet friendly w/ integrated dog run along back of property. HUGE underground storage unit. Bike storage room w/stanchions. North facing courtyard unit for cool, indirect sun with GREAT breezes through unit to 2nd floor patio in back. Laundry in-unit. New crown molding. Click below for more!