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When you start house hunting you probably have a good idea of your requirements in terms of location, price, schools and local amenities such as playgrounds or shopping facilities. But once you actually start walking into homes and you’ll probably see a lot of them – the process can start to feel very overwhelming and emotional. But the last thing …

In the market? Your property inspection checklist - Jim's Building Inspections

When you start house hunting you probably have a good idea of your requirements in terms of location, price, schools and local amenities such as playgrounds or shopping facilities. But once you actually start walking into homes and you’ll probably see a lot of them – the process can start to feel very overwhelming and emotional. But the last thing …

When you start house hunting you probably have a good idea of your requirements in terms of location, price, schools and local amenities such as playgrounds or shopping facilities. But once you actually start walking into homes and you’ll probably see a lot of them – the process can start to feel very overwhelming and emotional. But the last thing …

In the market? Your property inspection checklist - Jim's Building Inspections

When you start house hunting you probably have a good idea of your requirements in terms of location, price, schools and local amenities such as playgrounds or shopping facilities. But once you actually start walking into homes and you’ll probably see a lot of them – the process can start to feel very overwhelming and emotional. But the last thing …

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Is your house cracking up?

A long, spidery vein is inching its way across the dining room wall. It seems to be spreading even as you stare at it! You’re sure it wasn’t there yesterday! So what does this mean and how can it be fixed?

If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale, it is the perfect time to look at anything you may need to fix or repair.

Make a pre-sale building inspection work for you

If you’re thinking about listing your home for sale, it is the perfect time to look at anything you may need to fix or repair.

Re-stumping - or re-blocking as it's known in Victoria - is big business in Australia and can be a very costly exercise, particularly if you don't know what you're looking at and you don't understand what you've bought into. Rising Damp, First Home Buyer, Red Flag, Dont Understand, Home Buying, All About Time, Victoria, Australia, Exercise
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Re-stumping red flags

Re-stumping - or re-blocking as it's known in Victoria - is big business in Australia and can be a very costly exercise, particularly if you don't know what you're looking at and you don't understand what you've bought into.

Dux Quest is a black plastic pipe used for plumbing in houses during the late 1970’s/early 1980’s. Within ten years or so, it was a serious problem. Licensed Plumber, Leaking Pipe, First Home Buyer, Plumbing, Houses, Plastic, Outdoor Decor, Black, Homes
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Home Buyer Beware: Dux Quest Plumbing - Jim's Building Inspections

Dux Quest is a black plastic pipe used for plumbing in houses during the late 1970’s/early 1980’s. Within ten years or so, it was a serious problem.

Many people will tell you that you should always have a building inspection completed before purchasing a home, but what exactly does that entail? There is often a bit of mystery surrounding what exactly building inspectors do/ look for/ document during a home inspection – so let’s break it down for you. How long will the home inspection take? We …

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A BUILDING INSPECTION? - Jim's Building Inspections

Many people will tell you that you should always have a building inspection completed before purchasing a home, but what exactly does that entail? There is often a bit of mystery surrounding what exactly building inspectors do/ look for/ document during a home inspection – so let’s break it down for you. How long will the home inspection take? We …

Buying your first home can be intimidating. So, when it comes to getting a pre purchase building inspection don’t get your builder friend. Buying Your First Home, Home Buying, Spa Tag, Home Maintenance Checklist, Bored At Home, First Time Home Buyers, Central Heating, Stay At Home, Home Insurance
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First Home Buyer House Inspection Guide - Jim's Building Inspections

Buying your first home can be intimidating. So, when it comes to getting a pre purchase building inspection don’t get your builder friend.

Due Diligence for Home Buyers - Jim's Building Inspections

Due Diligence for Home Buyers - Jim's Building Inspections

Literal meaning of Due diligence is doing a comprehensive appraisal of any buying task undertaken by a prospective buyer, especially to establish its assets and liabilities and evaluate its potential. It is utmost important to do your due diligence when buying a new home, especially for first home buyers as this will be your most single expensive lifetime purchase. Doing your …