Buying a home, especially in Lagos Nigeria can be an exciting and life changing experience. However, with this experience come regrets if care is not taken before buying.

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, or starting to look around for a new one, it always helps to know what to look for when buying a house. This article is to help show you how to inspect a home with or without the help of a realtor before making it yours.

  1. Create a Quick List: Creating a list will help you remember to check places you might forget on arrival. Things that should be in your list are:
  • Checking the roof for signs of lickage.
  • Checking the walls for cracks and holes.
  • Checking the drainages for blockage
  • Appliances (Such as kitchen sink and toilet seats) were they well maintained, do they need to be replaced, etc
  • Electrical wirings (Are they safe and working well)
  • And many more
  1. Hire a Professional Home Inspector: Yes, you might have checked through with the help of your list and everything seems fine. But don’t forget that you are not a trained professional. Home inspectors have been trained and licensed to carry out this assignment. So, hire a professional home inspector to help you look through the home once again before purchase. Remember, two good heads are better that one. Moreover, it is what they were trained for.
  2. Security: This is one of the most important factors when inspecting a home. You don’t want to acquire a new home and be robbed the following week. And this is one of the advantages of hiring a home inspector. They have vast knowledge in the things to watch out for when inspecting a home and they will use it to your advantage.

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