What was it about Walkerville that caught your eye? Was it the tree-lined streets, or its proximity to the Adelaide CBD? Perhaps it was a multitude of characteristics about the home that caught your eye when you first attended the open house. Love at first sight is certainly real—especially when it comes to real estate. Some of Walkerville’s homes are truly stunning, so it’s no surprise that you’re getting serious about buying here.
However, a key consideration is whether or not your Walkerville home is in a good enough condition to justify the selling price. If you realise later on that it requires a heap of repairs then you might be left wondering why you were so head over heels. A pre-auction building inspection will help ease those concerns by providing you with an in-depth run down of minor and major faults.
Walkerville becoming such a prestigious suburb can be attributed to the plethora of Victorian style homes scattered throughout the area. Although they are breathtaking, these can be more susceptible to severe defects. For instance, the building standards of the time did not have much protection against salt damp; more contemporary builds will utilise things such as a damp proof course. Instead, minerals in the soil might rise through the walls, causing cracking and flakiness throughout these old beauties. Detail Building Inspections are experienced in restoration of many types of builds, so we know exactly what to look for when we are inspecting traditional homes in Walkerville.
One step into this northeastern wonderland and you will be utterly gob-smacked by its beauty. The streets are arguably the widest in Adelaide and the blocks are huge. The nature strips are lined with trees and plants, making the area gorgeous in its own right (before you even look at the houses). The real estate in Walkerville is simply breathtaking and will have you pinching yourself that you can call this place home.
Although the splendour of Walkerville will probably not give you too many reasons to venture far from home, the nearby Linear Park Trail will provide you with plenty of reasons to stretch the legs. If you don’t have a bike, this is as good a reason as any to get one. The trail follows the banks of the River Torrens from the upper eastern suburbs of Adelaide, all the way to the western coastline. Luckily for you, it drops through the southern boundaries of Walkerville. Once you get a few kilometres in your legs, you will realise how fortunate you are to have such a recreational gem so close-by.
For such a sizable investment, it is critical that it is met with a careful and measured approach. Don’t run the risk of buying a seemingly lovely home that turns out to be a nightmare in ongoing repairs. By booking online with Detail Building Inspections, we can provide you with everything you need for inspecting your Walkerville home. If you need a quote or advice, call us on 0412 202 336.
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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