What You Don’t Want To See On A Home Tour

How about another edition of WYDWTSOAHT?

As a realtor it can be difficult to describe what can go wrong with the structure of a home. Certain homes are constructed incorrectly or on land that has issues with the soil making it susceptible to structural problems in the future. One example of this is when a home is built on land that has a high concentration of Bentonite soil. Bentonite will expand when exposed to water. This expansion can cause cracking in the foundations of homes. A lot of times the expansion goes unnoticed, except, that is, to the trained eye. In some cases, however, the untrained eye picks up on it…. See below!

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This was in the basement floor of a home I showed a few years ago. Of course it spurred on a conversation with my buyers and of course they did not buy this home. We discussed the issues soil can cause on foundations and they were educated so that their eyes became “trained eyes” Let me do the same for you.


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About Jeff Hansen, Realtor in Colorado

Search for homes here; www.jeffhansen.remax.com for FREE. Licensed Real Estate broker with RE/MAX Professionals at 10135 W. San Juan Way, Littleton, Colorado 80127. I have been a Realtor Since 1992 and provide Free Real Estate Advice Realtor in Littleton, Colorado and the Metro Denver Area, A Real Estate investment company focusing on the buyers and sellers of homes, also including fix and flips and rental properties, Listings and all sales of realty. (303)794-4530 Disclaimer I will not receive any compensation or take on any liability because of any conversation on this or any related web page w/o any written brokerage agreement. And there will be no relationship actual or implied because of any conversation on this or similar pages. No written agreement, therefore. AND Differ from state to state, so check your state's rules.
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