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Should you get a Home Inspection?

by Helaine diLeone Botello 08/04/2019

When buying a home, there are so many things to check out before the big signing day. Inspecting a home should be at the top of the list. Home inspections identify problems that may not be obvious to the naked eye. Here are some important things to consider when having your new home inspected. 

There are different home inspection processes to choose from and the age of your home will help to determine which one to get. 

Start by first finding a professional and certified home inspector. Check out your online resources such as Angie’s List and the home adviser website to find one close to you. Realtors also have recommendations of inspectors so make sure to ask them to help you locate one. 

Once you have found your certified home inspector, they would be able to identify with you what type of inspection your home would need. Most homes need a general or residential inspection. General inspections include the structure, exterior, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior, insulation, and ventilation. After completing the inspection, the final report helps the buyers decide on any needed repairs before purchasing. To get the most information out of the inspection, make sure to ask questions about the findings. Having these answers on hand will enable you to negotiate with the sellers about including those needed repairs. Besides, it is essential to know the structural condition of your home. 

Another home inspection to consider is the termite/wood destroying organism inspection. This type of inspection would account for structural damage caused by wood boring insects. For older homes, these insects may cause problems in the future. Generally, this type of inspection comes at an additional cost.

If you are buying a home that is older than 30 years or more, consider doing a lead-based paint inspection. This type of inspection came about after the federal government banned the use of lead-based paint. If you that lead-based paint may have been used in your home, hire a certified lead abatement contractor to inspect your home.

Another type of inspection to consider is gas and chemicals. A mitigation contractor can test for methane gas or radon and identify ways to remove it. There are additional charges for this type of inspection. Overall, getting a home inspection is an integral part of becoming a homeowner. Make sure to use the resources provided to you and your realtor for any questions or concerns.

About the Author
Author

Helaine diLeone Botello

Who and What is diLeone by the Sea Real Estate?

In 2010 Helaine diLeone Botello ended a 25-year career with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), working as Oversight Manager of all contractors hired to review FDIC Real Estate Appraisals. Examined and closed bank's insured by the FDIC. Participaged in the nationwide sale of FDIC owned commercial and residential real estate. Shortly afterwards she opened diLeone Evaluations in Oceanside California. Helaine went onto attain current hands on real estate marketing and sales expertise by working for two internationally known Real Estate firms. In July 2019 diLeone Evaluations expanded into Commercial and Residential Real Estate Sales, Listing and Leasing. They cover all Southern California. The name changed to diLeone by the Sea Real Estate.

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The diLeone Lioness and Cub logo is a symbol of this company, which also acts as a platform for training of young professionals in the real estate profession. 

Selling

Here at diLeone by the Sea Real Estate we understand the frustration of selling a property in the current real estate market. It is important to choose an agent who specializes in your area and stays current on real estate trends. Not only does your agent need to be educated in the market but he or she needs to be best suited to meet your specific needs. Our company has the necessary skills and are ready to serve you.

diLeone by the Sea Real Estate ensures that the right buyer for your property can easily find your listing. We are always up to date on the latest online marketing tools for your property. Today 90% of buyers begin their property search on the Internet. Your listing will be featured on our website, MLS, REALTOR's, ZILLOW, as well as, all other major local and national sites.

Here are some of the Benefits of Choosing diLeone by the Sea Real Estate Agent to List Your Property

  • There are no upfront fees to list your property with diLeone by the Sea Real Estate. We will only receive compensation when your property has been sold. So, your success is our success!
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  • At diLeone by the Sea Real Estate you get 100% commitment from your agent, as well as, the broker’s team supporting them 24/7. Our agents are always accessible to assist you.
  • Our agents have special training in pricing options for seller and buyer.
  • Our team will always represent your best interest in all negotiations, putting your needs first.
  • Allowing diLeone by the Sea Real Estate to list your property helps to alleviate the stress of selling a property by allowing us to handle all the paperwork, negotiations and to market and promote your property.

Buying

Whether you are a first-time property buyer looking for your dream property or a seasoned real estate investor looking for that next great deal, diLeone by the Sea Real Estate can satisfy all your real estate needs.

Our company uses cutting edge technology to supply our agents with the best resources to assist their clients in finding the perfect property. We are always a step ahead of the real estate market trends so that you may find the best deal possible.

We know that every situation is different, so our agents take the time to treat you like an individual and not just another sale. We evaluate each of our client’s needs on a one on one basis. This gives our agents the ability to provide the highest level of satisfaction possible. Our agents guide you through the entire real estate buying process, educating you through every step to make sure your property buying experience is stress free.

Here are some of the Benefits of Choosing diLeone by the Sea Real Estate to Purchase Your Property

  • There are no upfront fees to buy your property with diLeone by the Sea Real Estate. We will only receive compensation when you buy your dream property. So, your success is our success!
  • We have access to most of the popular real estate search engines. You will be able to see 100% of the properties on the market.
  • We will provide you with website or text instant notifications about new properties on the market. You will be able to search and save your favorite properties and much more.
  • At diLeone by the Sea Real Estate you get 100% commitment from your agent, as well as, the broker supporting them 24/7. Our agents are always accessible to assist you.
  • Our agents have special market tools and promotion options for sellers and buyers.
  • Our team will always represents your best interests in all negotiations, putting your needs first.

PRESENT & PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:

diLeone by the Sea Real Estate Oceanside CA Broker/Owner

Harcourts Sand & Sea Oceanside CA Realtor®

Century 21 Mission Oceanside California Realtor®

diLeone Evaluations Oceanside California Owner/Operator

FDIC Division of Resolution & Receivership & Supervision Nationwide

Fort Hays State University Hays Kansas Faculty Member

Grant County Bank Silver City New Mexico Compliance

Blythe Steel Blythe California Owner/Operator

PRESENT & PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & DESIGNATIONS:

North San Diego County Association of Realtors Member

California and National Association of Realtors Member

California Bureau of Real Estate Real Estate Broker License

California Texas & Utah General Real Estate Appraiser Licenses

Texas Real Estate Commission Real Estate Broker License

The Appraisal Institute Associate Member

FORMAL EDUCATION:

Western New Mexico University Silver City NM BBA & MBA Degrees

Western State University College of Law San Diego CA

Palo Verde College Blythe CA AA Degree

Hempfield High School Greensburg PA Academic Studies

Aquinas Academy Greensburg PA Academic Studies