Top 5 Condition Items A Buyer Should Be Aware Of

Houses in good condition appraiser higherI had an opportunity recently to speak with Jim Waddell of AB Home Inspections.  Jim is a home inspector in the Birmingham, AL area.  He provides home inspections for various reasons but the one I talked to him about was the services provided to home buyers.  Jim does a lot of work with new home buyers because he thinks it is important for them to know what they are buying, especially since it is their first home.  From an appraisal standpoint it is important for a home to be in the best possible condition because this will help it appraise for top dollar.  I wrote about a similar topic last year and you can read about it here.

There are 5 top condition items that buyers should be aware of .  We met at a house that he was inspecting recently to look at these items.  With the tips that Jim provides, a new home buyer can do some preliminary investigation without the help of a professional.  These are things everyone buying a house should be aware of.  Once they have narrowed the search down they can then employ the services of a professional home inspector to provide them with valuable information and report that they can use to help negotiate a sale.  Just remember that the better condition the home is the better your appraisal will be.  Did you get an appraisal when you bought your last home?

If you have any real estate appraisal related questions you can call me at 205.243.9304, email me, or connect with me on facebook.


  1. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  2. Tom,

    Great video with some good information. Going through a house and seeing the different highlights is interesting. I look forward to seeing more.

    Sonny Pike

    • Thanks Sonny. Even though I am an appraiser I learned a lot from speaking with Jim Waddell about what to look for in a home. He is a good home inspector and I highly recommend him.

  3. Great job on the video, Tom. Certainly will be beneficial to a prospective buyer.

  4. Tom, great video! I love it. Great tips like the one about the 60 amp fuse box. The video was very informative, especially for any new home buyer.

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