Buying a home requires an understanding of market value, a keen eye, and plenty of patience. It is a process that requires caution, but can often seem rushed due to the pressure from vendors and a defined sale date. You might only see a property once or twice before establishing whether or not you are going to put in a serious offer. However, the stability of your financial investment can be at risk from various defects caused by inclement weather, dilapidation, or poor building.
In many cases, these defects are not visible to the untrained eye, which is where Detail Building Inspections can help. Homes in Aberfoyle Park experience a varied gradient throughout their natural surroundings of the southern hills of Adelaide. As a result, households here can be susceptible to damage when the area experiences severe weather. This compounds the need for a qualified professional to assess the house before you buy, providing critical information on the likelihood of damage that might lead to defects.
Waterproofing a home is difficult. While the inner sanctum of the house might feel nice and dry, plenty can happen that could result in water finding its way into cracks and crevices, or pooling where it shouldn’t. This can result in salt damp, decay, mould, or provide conditions attractive to various pests. When a home is surrounded by an uneven natural gradient like in Aberfoyle Park, gravity can be your enemy—especially after heavy rainfall.
However, a pre-purchase building inspection will help identify the susceptibility of stormwater damage by assessing the exterior of the house. By gaining an understanding of how moisture interacts with the outside, we are better prepared to tell you how well the inside of your home is protected. If it’s not, we’ll let you know what needs to be done.
Why Aberfoyle Park?
The area was once rich in agriculture and farmland due to its healthy soil. As a result, and even after it has been urbanised, the suburb is plentiful with trees and natural flora. The abundant rainfall and healthy soil permits most properties here to enjoy luscious gardens, while the generous land division has allowed for spacious homes to be built. There is no surprise that families make up the vast majority of its 11,000-strong population.
An Affordable Option
While the city of Adelaide expands, housing prices will become less and less affordable. As long as you don’t have an issue with the 34-minute car ride to the city centre, the people of Aberfoyle Park enjoy the benefits of an established suburb and a neighbourly community. It appears to be an untapped gem, with the median housing price at $411,000. For a small family looking to upgrade or a first-time buyer, Aberfoyle Park is a viable option for entering the real estate market.
Whether you’re a property buyer looking for a pre-purchase building inspection, a seller looking to cover all the bases, someone with a building project or an owner builder, Detail Building Inspections Adelaide is your local building inspection company.
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