Realty Services

Realty Services

A small investment in time and money can give you a big edge
over your competition and generate a faster sale at a higher price!

TWO RIVER has the solution for you:

A comprehensive 70+ point checklist

that covers major interior and exterior concerns!

We are pleased to offer new customers a complimentary inspection conducted by one of our highly trained, experienced technicians who will help you to avoid any future costly repairs that could end up costing you more money when confronted with a finicky, skittish Buyer, or even the loss of a sale!

Grounds

  • Proper grading drainage away from house
  • No evidence of standing water
  • Ponding water near the house that may enter the foundation
  • No leaks from septic tank or leech field
  • No branches or bushes touching house or overhanging the roof
  • Exterior structures (fences, sheds, decks, retaining walls, detached garages) in good condition, no evidence of termite damage or rotted wood
  • Yard, landscaping, trees in walkways in good condition
  • Railings on stairs and decks are adequate and secure
  • Driveways, sidewalks, patios, entrance landings in good condition, and pitched away from structure
  • Downspout drainage directed away from structure

Foundation & Structure

  • Sides of house appear straight, not bowed or sagging
  • Visible foundation in good condition – appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracks
  • Windows and doorframes appear square (especially bowed windows)
  • Significant cracks or erosion in exposed areas that could effect structural soundness

Exterior Surfaces

  • Adequate clearance between ground and wood siding materials (6” minimum); no wood-to-earth contact
  • Siding: no cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay
  • Vinyl or aluminum siding: no dents, damage, no bowing or loose
  • Stucco: no large cracks (discuss all stucco cracks with a professional inspector)
  • No vines on surface of structure
  • Exterior paint or stain: no flaking or blisters
  • No stains on exterior surfaces

Roof

  • Gutters: no decay or rust, joints sealed, attached securely to structure, no bending or sagging, no sections of gutter or downspout missing, gutters clean, no mud deposits
  • Chimneys: straight, properly flashed, no evidence of damaged bricks or cracked joints, mortar/cement cap in good condition
  • Visual inspection shows roof to be in good, functioning condition showing no signs of damage
  • Does not cover entire house
  • Evidence of deterioration of roofing materials
  • Roof life has at least two years life remaining (HUD requires a roof have two years life remaining. Condition must state whether the roof is to be repaired or re-roofed. FHA will accept a maximum of three layers of existing roofing. If more than 2 layers of existing roofing, and repair is necessary, then all old roofing must be removed as part of the re-roofing)
  • Holes
  • Signs of leakage observable from the ground
  • Flat Roof

Attic

  • No stains on underside of roofing, especially under roof penetrations
  • No evidence of decay or damage to structure
  • Sufficient insulation and properly installed insulation (moisture barrier installed closest to the heating area of the house)
  • Evidence of holes
  • Adequate ventilation, clear path into attic for air entering through soffit vents, no signs of moisture or condensation
  • Support structure not intact or damaged
  • Significant water damage visible from interior
  • Evidence of previous fire, water, or structural damage

Basement

  • No evidence of moisture or mold
  • Exposed foundation: no stains, no major cracks, no flaking, no efflorescence
  • Visible structural wood: no sagging, no damage, no decay, no stains, no damage from insects, sills attached to foundation with anchor bolts
  • Insulation at rim/band joists
  • No evidence of water intrusions/leaks/pooling water
  • Cracks in the walls or floors
  • Exposed plumbing looks stable and leak-free
  • Check windows/window wells for signs of water intrusions

Crawlspace

  • Adequately vented to exterior
  • Insulation on exposed water supply, waste, and vent pipes
  • Insulation between crawl space and heated areas, installed with vapor barrier towards heated area
  • No evidence of moisture damage
  • No evidence of insect damage
  • Excessive dampness or ponding of water
  • Support beams intact
  • Crawlspace is clear of all debris and trash and properly vented
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