Things to Consider on the Interior of the Property
December 28, 2011
September 26, 2016
  • Siding: Look for cracks, loose pieces, lifting, or warping.
  • Paint: Look for peeling, chipping, blistering, stains, and any indication of damage.
  • Foundation and exterior surfaces: Check for cracks and holes, areas not level or uneven, loose or missing stucco or mortar.
  • Porch or entrance area: Examine steps, handrails, posts, and look for loose or unsafe features.
  • Roof: Look for worn or bald spots, any missing shingles or tiles; determine age.
  • Chimney: Look for tilting, cracks, and any missing bricks or mortar.
  • Gutters and downspouts: Check for signs of leaks, rusting, and condition of joints.
  • Windows and screens: Look for broken glass or screens, crank handles, if any; check for proper caulking.
  • Walls and fences: Look for holes and any missing fencing or rotted posts.
  • Driveways and sidewalks: Check surface condition and look for holes or cracks; check for levelness.
  • Proper drainage: Water from rain should flow away from property.
  • Lot and landscaping: Check condition of grass, shrubbery, plants, and trees. Check root condition of especially large trees close to any buildings.

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