Are Permits and Plans Required? Do we need to go through the committee of adjustments? Do we need building permits or is it mainly cosmetic? Do we need ESA?
Any Structural/ Engineering Required? Are we removing walls? Do we need to add footings? Any leaning?
Is Pest Control/Abatement needed? Are there any signs of cockroaches, bed bugs, mold, asbestos, termites
Signs of House Leveling and Foundation Repair? How level are the floors and how square are the doorways?
Landscaping. What can we do to increase the curb appeal?
Demo. What do we need to remove, and how many bins do we think it will take (always add 1 extra bin)
Roof/Soffit/Fascia. Are the shingles curled? How much life do we think is left? Are the eaves troughs leaky or look old? Are the downspouts far enough away from the property?
Door and Windows. How old are the windows? Should they be replaced? If so how many windows? What about the front and back door?
Siding/ Brickwork. Does the brickwork need to be pointed? What condition is the siding in?
Garage/ Garage. Doors How many garage doors? Mandoor? Window? Paint?
Framing/ Subfloor. Are we removing walls and do we have to frame in some areas? Basement?
Plumbing. How are the plumbing fixtures? Check for galvanized plumbing and kitec plumbing.
Electrical. Are there any signs of knob and tube? Aluminum wiring? Are the plugs grounded? Do we need to update the panel/ add a second panel?
HVAC. How old is the furnace? Is there a boiler or other type? Is there ac? How old?
Insulation. How does the attic insulation look? Is it sufficient? Are the exterior walls cold?
Drywall. Any areas that need drywall replacement?
Floors Installed. Do we need new floors and tile anywhere?
Cabinetry and backsplash New kitchen? DON’T FORGET VANITIES 🙂 do we need backsplash? Interior doors, Trim, Millwork Trim and baseboard what condition are they in? how are the interior doors? What about door hinges?
Paint. Ceilings? Trim? Walls? Exterior?