On Friday, we went to Murrells Inlet, SC to inspect a great home for a client in living in Maryland. Client was purchasing site unseen so the inspection gained extra importance. Our client was quite pleased with our work product.
When WC Home Inspection LLC says we cover all of the SC , we mean it! Yesterday, we inspected homes in York and Blythewood. Our clients were very pleased and it was a pleasure working with them.
WC Home Inspection LLC can represent the buyer at final walk throughs before closing. This is especially good for out of town buyers that can not easily make the trip. We can do anything from a full inspection to just making a punchlist of items that need addressed. Please keep us in mind.
We went to International Drive area of Murrells Inlet, SC yesterday to inspect a condo for a first time buyer. Great unit and wonderful location on the golf course. It was a pleasure to help this young lady and meet her family.
Recently I had the opportunity to view a home that was just listed. I was asked to do a quick walk through and offer the sellers suggestions to improve its potential to sell. The hot water heater was about 12 years old and was not leaking but definitely showing its age. I suggested possibly replacing the hot water heater and I was asked the question: Will we get our money back? I politely stated there was no guarantee but replacing the heater would definitely help the selling of the home. Any competent home inspector is going to report on hot water heaters that are nearing or beyond their useful life. If you replace the hot water heater it is an non-issue or possibly even a selling point instead of a negative.
It goes without saying if the hot water is leaking get it replaced before you list the home.
Friday I inspected a home in the Conway, SC for nice couple buying their first home. WC Home Inspection always takes the time to discuss all the details of our inspections with our clients but special care is taken with first time buyers.
Tomorrow we visit Surfside Beach to inspect a condo with an ocean view. It's always great to spend some time at a property with an ocean view.
We found this behind a panel in a property being sold. The first question you must ask is why this was not found and fixed before the property was listed. Until I removed the panel to inspect the hot water heater no one was aware of this condition. There are two lessons to be learned here: 1. Never purchase a property without first having an inspection completed by a highly qualified home inspector. 2. Never hide a hot water heater in a space where it can not be occasionally viewed.
WC Home Inspection LLC is an Angie's List certified business and experienced in dealing with all home inspection concerns. Please keep us in mind if you ever need a home inspection. We have experience with anything from $1.2 million dollar oceanfront properties to lower priced point foreclosures.
It was a busy week for us. We did two condo and a home inspection this week. Please keep us in mind for home inspections. We are an Angie's List certified business. We highly recommend home inspections for all real estate transactions including new construction.
Last week we inspected a townhome near Market Commons in Myrtle Beach. For those of you not familiar with the area, the townhouses used to be military housing for the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. It was really a step back into the history of the area. These townhouses were built in 1958.
Today, we were did a inspection for a nice lady near Long Bay in Longs, SC. It was performed to help her with warranty issues. Just a reminder that warranty inspections are important and I would recommend a full inspection for a few dollars more.
Today's comment is about home inspections before closing. Recently, I just
witnessed the results of nice people rushing closing to get into their new built home only to find multiple and several significant defects. Most builders would step up to the plate and fix but not all! This builder appears to less than one of the good guys. So the lesson is to always have an inspection done before closing. It is relatively inexpensive to have an inspection completed compared to the price of a new home. And remember, a clean inspection and paying the inspection fee is not a bad thing.