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Home buying and finding a "fire in the hole". Not a good thing.


Home buying and finding a "fire in the hole". Not a good thing.

On a recent home inspection by Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, The home was not even listed by a Realtor. The home was and is a private sale but the buyer is wanting and is using a Realtor for their side of the transaction.

The actual Disclosure statement reads like this.

"there are no disclosures about the home at....The sellers have no knowledge of any concerns with the home"

And that's it.

Is this a way out for any seller to simply say I have no knowledge of any concerns with the home I am selling?

With this disclosure in hand the buyer wanted a full inspection. They were thinking it was a red flag for the home.

I hav'nt seen this for a long time.

I entered the crawl space for the inspection and found an intersting find.

Here is a look at th crawl space flooring and joists.

Fire in crawl space.

There was a fir ein the crawl space a few years back. This is where the new floor decking took over after the burnt flooring was removed.

Fire in the crawl space.

Nothing on the disclosure statement. Here we have a shot of the floor joists being "painted" to help hide the damages from the fire.

Painted floor joist to help hide the damages from the fire.

This is exactly why you do get a home inspection when buying a home.

Have a great day and a tremendous Christmas season everyone.



Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New mexico. Serving all of South East New Mexico

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Comment balloon 7 commentsC. Lloyd McKenzie • December 28 2012 10:26PM


Lloyd, thanks for a re-blog of Clint's original post - need to rush there for comments...

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

How does a buyer or prospective buyer not see waht is obvious? Why does the buyer not have any responsibility in this situation?

A home inspection should always be done, no matter what.

Make it a great weekend.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 5 years ago

Hi C. Lloyd.

The home is selling but I don't know if the seller will be able to recover from the inspection. I think I'm on their crap list now.

Have a great weekend in the Duke City.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 5 years ago

Hi Lloyd - it's always in the best interest for a home buyer to have a professional inspection - no matter what!    

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 5 years ago

Cannot state this LOUD ENOUGH!  NEVER NEVER NEVER buy a home without a home inspection. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Million $ Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spc (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 5 years ago

gentlemen, Thank you for your comments.  probably the only time I could see not requiring an inspection is wher the buyer is let's say a professionals who is in the business of flipping...an investor, ie.

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque almost 5 years ago

Hi Lloyd,

Are you home now from your vacation? I agree completely that every home needs an inpsection including brand new homes.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 5 years ago