I just got an offer accepted on a home in the Bay Area (East Bay) built in the 1960s. The sellers only did a pest inspection but no other inspections, and thus I have an inspection contingency in place. I’m a first time buyer and would love any advice more experienced folks could offer.
Which inspections would you make sure you do on a 60 year old home? So far we have scheduled:
General home inspection Roof Sewer Electrical
Should we add plumbing? Anything else you would do?
Oh, also, if its helpful, the pest report surfaced:
Corrosion and oxidization at the copper supply lines with no signs of leakage were noted at this time, but suggests a previous leak may have occurred Fungus decay and damage in the beams and barge rafters, at the roof overhang Fungus decay and damage in the door jambs and trim of the garage door Evidence of Drywood termites was found adjacent to the structure. This evidence was in the form of Drywood fecal pellets (frass) in the fence adjacent to the structure. No evidence of infestation was found in the visible and accessible areas of the structure.
Would you recommend doing a walk through inspection with a contractor to estimate repairs? Visually, the house appears to be in pretty good shape, it’s just very dated and mostly original.