You’ve reached the home inspection, the last step in the home buying journey. While receiving a long list of repairs from the inspector is common, there’s a silver lining—quite a few repairs can be disregarded!
While small cosmetic problems like touching up the paint or replacing furniture and fixtures may be hard on the eyes, they are generally easy on the wallet.
Loose fixtures and railings
If a loose doorknob and wobbly deck railing are major safety concerns, you can rest assured that the inspector will let it be known in his report. If it’s not serious, you can typically tighten the screws yourself.
Nonfunctional light switches and sockets
Sure, a light switch that fails to turn on can be annoying, but it’s not necessarily a sign of large electrical problems. Again, your inspector will inform you if the electrical system is up to code.
Minor landscaping problems
While curb appeal is important, trivial landscaping issues aren’t life or death. Simple tasks like leveling pavers in a walkway or trimming a tree in the backyard can be completed in your own time.