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Lipstick On A Pig - Always Get A Home Inspection When Buying A home

Lipstick On A Pig - Always Get A Home Inspection When Buying A home in Springfield MO, or anywhere else for that matter!

We recently got a home under contract for a buyer in Springfield MO.  It was an older home but very cute and had a good price. It had many items that were new:  carpeting, paint, interior doors, windows, light fixtures, porch, bathroom and a brand new A/C unit.  It appeared that someone knew what they were doing and fixed it up right. 

Get a home inspection when buying a home in Springfield MO

You can probably guess the rest of the story... When the inspections were done, all kinds of things were wrong with the home.  Bad wiring, extensive mold in the attic and basement, and structural issues. Needless to say, the buyer was able to get out of the contract and move on to a much better property.

The inspector said it all. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig! That's why we always recommend a home inspection when buying a home in Springfield MO, no matter what the age or appearance of the house! 

 

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBetty Knowles • April 17 2013 03:24PM
Lipstick On A Pig - Always Get A Home Inspection When Buying A home
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