Short Sale

A Short Sale, also known as a pre-foreclosure sale, is when you sell your home for less than the balance remaining on your mortgage. If your mortgage company agrees to a Short Sale, you can sell your home and pay off all (or a portion of) your mortgage balance with the proceeds.

To schedule an inspection or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408

This type of inspection is basically performed in the same manner as a buyer’s residential inspection, but the condition of the property maybe physically altered to the point that the utilities have been turned off, including appliances and fixtures missing. If this condition exists, an inspection is performed to the best of the abilities of the inspector looking at more of the forensic conditions that are present. In many cases, the lending institutions will not pay to have the utilities turned on for an inspection. In some cases, due to the lack of utilities or the property condition, this type of inspection could take a long period of time to inspect and prepare a computerized report which could incur additional costs.

What A Short Sale Inspection Covers

Hundreds of items are inspected and you will be provided with a computerized narrative report within 24 hours of the inspection listing the general conditions of the structures components and systems, including identification of significant observable deficiencies, as they existed at the time of the inspection.

To schedule an inspection or to have any questions answered please call – 770-461-3408

The following is a listed of what areas/components are included in an inspection:

  • GROUNDS – driveway, walkways, retaining walls, patio, fences and gates, grading, and landscape features.
  • EXTERIOR – stairs, walls, trim, doors, windows, porch, deck, gutter and downspouts and the chimney.
  • GARAGE/CARPORT – garage interior and garage vehicle door operation etc.
  • FOUNDATION – slab on grade, raised foundation, crawl space and framing or basement foundation walls and framing.
  • ROOF & ATTIC – roof type, flashing, attic including ventilation and insulation.
  • PLUMBING – main line, supply line, waste lines, exterior faucets, water heater and laundry area.
  • HEATING AND COOLING – type of system, unit efficiency, fuel source, unit condition, and location.
  • ELECTRICAL – service supply, main panel, sub panels, conductor type smoke detectors and wiring defects.
  • INTERIOR – doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplace, ceiling fans, and stairs/handrails.
  • KITCHEN – sink plumbing, disposal, counters, cabinets, and all installed appliances.
  • BATHROOMS – locations, toilets, sink plumbing, counters, cabinets, venting, bathtubs, and showers.