Move in condition, what doe's that mean anyway?

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Move in condition, what doe's that mean anyway?

Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico,

wants you to buy the home you are wanting inspected. I don't want to kill a deal.

If the safety of the homes occupants is compromised.

Then the home is not move in ready. Think about that statement.

You could "Move in" to any structure, but what about the safety issues that may be in the home at time they buy a  home?

On this recent home inspection the MLS sheet says the home is very nice and move in ready.

In my honest opinion the home was not pre inspected.

The issues if any were not addressed.

No repairs or modifications were made to the home for the new owners.

Safety concerns were not addressed.

In my opinion, this home was not a "Move in ready home".

Here is just a couple of issues I found when inspecting this home.

Number one thing I found was the water heater venting was not even attached to the vent properly spilling C O into the home.

Water heater exhaust.

The water heaters exhaust needs to be reworked in order for this water heater to be safe.

Then there is an issue with the attic access door. There is no attic access door.

No attic access door.

The next issue is with the furnace.

Take a look at what I found when inspecting the furnace components.

Splices and shut off wrong in furnace.

You can see in this picture what is wrong with this shot of the furnace.

The furnace's electrical service has been spliced with no junction box.

Also the shut off for the gas supply is inside the furnace. not on the outside for easy access.

This furnace compartment was so small for this furnace they installed it and did not have room to get the shut off to the exterior of the furnace body.

This was just a small list of safety concerns with this home. I will not even mention the FPE panel OYE.

Missing smoke detectors ETC.

Is this home actually a "Move in ready home"?

 

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Move in ready mya have just been a little of a overstatement dont you think?

Dec 20, 2013 06:45 PM #19
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

MLS listings will now say "Move in condition subject to Clint McKie's home inspection".

Dec 20, 2013 07:31 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

Even a ramshackle home is livable. But is it a safe place to live? That's the question.

Thanks for the re post and have a Very Merry Christmas.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 08:36 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi John,

I have asked listing agents about this. They say that's why we hire you for the home inspection. A little prepping would go a long ways.

Have a nice Christmas in Horsham.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 08:38 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Most agents don't want to get into what the seller needs to do. Most want to  wait for the inspection report then make the decision to repair or not. IMO

Have a Very Merry Christmas in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 08:57 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

Good point. A pre listing inspection could eliminate all the issues up front. Then the home is "Move in ready".

Merry Christmas to you and Delores in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 08:59 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Yes we see this stuff way too much. But this is why we insect homes.

Merry Christmas to you and your family in Connecticut.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:00 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

A pre listing inspection is always the best bet. Do the repairs then the home is ready to be "Move in ready".

Have a Merry Christmas with your family in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:03 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

I have client's ask if the home is ready to move into. I usually tell them of the safety issues then the repairs needed if any.

Have the home or apartment inspected. Then make the statement about whether it's ready to move into or not.

Thanks for the comment have a Merry Christmas.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:06 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I like the way all the Realtors talk the talk. Some do walk the walk. But there are still a lot of them that get an inferior inspection.

Have a great Christmas in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:08 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kathy,

I have had client's ask if the home is move in ready. This is what was on the MLS sheet. I tell them any home can be moved into even if it's falling down. But do you want to?

Have a Merry Christmas in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:10 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rosie,

I see it a lot. More than  should see it. Buyers think we are good to go. Till they get the inspection report. Oh Boy.

Have a Merry Christmas in Sugar Land.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:12 PM #30
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James.

Used way too much. Just a marketing ploy to garner more interest in the home.

Have a great Christmas in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:14 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

That would be great, but I don't think it's going to be happening any time soon. LOL

Have a very good Christmas with Family and friends in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 09:16 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, good thing you have inspected this home and informed the buyer of issues that would make this home not so ready to move in.

Dec 20, 2013 09:58 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Clint - how true that move in ready can mean many things and not necessarily "safe to move it" as in the case of this home. Good thing they hired an expert Inspector to look out for buyers. Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2013 10:03 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

Not only the MLS sheet says the home was Move in ready. but it was not even close.

Have a great day in Denver. Merry Christmas.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 10:09 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kristine.

This is why getting a very good home inspector is vital to the peace of mind when buying a home.

Have a Very Merry Christmas in New Jersey.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 20, 2013 10:11 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ....That's definitely not move-in ready ...You're the best ....Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Merry Christmas!

Dec 21, 2013 08:51 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Take the time and inform sellers of what may need to get done before listing the home.

Have a wonderful Christmas in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Dec 21, 2013 09:03 PM #38
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