Not all property is what it seems to be. It may look perfect and attractive, but there could be underlying issues that may become a problem in the long run.

Building inspectors can see more of a property's quality than the average person. From pests, structural faults and dampness levels, they help buyers make informed decisions on whether a property is worth buying or not.

In this episode, we're joined by retired building and pest inspector Peter Masia, as we dive deep into the questions that first time home buyers must ask their building inspectors. We'll talk about common building faults (pests, damp and lipstick on a pig), what should be a deal-breaker vs. what's normally found in reports and everything else we should be aware of (that could affect the property in the future).

So prepare to take notes and tune in to this episode!
Episode Highlights:
• Why home buyers should get a building inspection [03:25]
• No building is perfect [06:39]
• The things that commonly show up in old weatherboard houses [08:22]
• The right questions to ask your building inspector [16:12]
• What happens when dampness and mould are not attended to [20:57]
• Condensation in single brick properties [24:49]
• Paint and renders serve as protection from damp [28:53]
• The limitations of building and pest inspections [30:44]
• Real deal-breakers to watch out for [32:54]
• The types of crack to worry about, and not [37:49]
• Things that commonly show up in timber buildings [44:37]
• Fire safety and hazards in buildings [46:00]
• Don't be afraid to ask your building inspector any question you may have [48:26]
About our Guest
Peter Masia is a former building and pest inspector, building designer and MBA accredited building consultant, with over 45 years in the property industry. He is also well known to listeners of ABC Radio Sydney for sharing his technical expertise building and property-related matters in a popular Saturday morning talk-back program called "The Woodies".
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Veronica Morgan & Meighan Wells 

Veronica & Meighan are both licensed real estate agents who exclusively help buyers. Together they have nearly 40 years experience as property professionals.

Veronica is principal of Sydney based Good Deeds Property Buyers and is also co-host of The Elephant in the Room property podcast as well as Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel and author of Auction Ready: how to buy property at auction even though you're scared s#!tless!

Meighan is the multi award winning principal of Brisbane based Property Pursuit, chairperson of the REIQ Buyers Agent Chapter & a regular media commentator.

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