Whether you are buying a 5 year old home or a 40 year old home, make sure you exercise your right to inspect the home before closing escrow. Termite damage and water damage and leaks are the most prevalent things to look for. Hire a competent professional for an overall inspection, and if you have concerns about mold or other issues, hire an inspector who specializes in those types of inspections. You can minimize your risks and minimize surprises after you move in. You can also purchase a Home Warranty through escrow to protect you from these “surprises” that almost always happen during the first 12 months after closing.

Posted by Jackie Gibbins

I live and work in Mission Viejo as a Real Estate Agent. Born in Santa Monica, CA and grew up in Westminster and Huntington Beach. Middle child of five and mother to two awesome sons, now grown. An artist, nature lover, observer, geek and people person, I love the area, love what I do and enjoy sharing any info and insights so others can find their dream as well.

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