About a year ago I was showing a Salem Oregon buyer a home. As I was showing this house to a client, I flipped open the panel box to see what kind of it was. This is my standard MO in older homes. Federal Pacific…right there on the tag. The seller happened to be there as I was telling my buyer about the CPSC “non-recall” of Federal Pacific breakers.
“Why didn’t my agent tell me about that?” asked the seller.
I had no answer for that.
One of the things that home buyers rely on local Salem Oregon home inspectors for, is to know these things. I still think it is a good idea for buyers to get a handle on some of the larger concerns that exist with regard to home defects. I have created a small little ol’ list of things that I am aware of regarding past or current concerns regarding products used in real estate. I would love to tell you that this list is inclusive, but I am sure I am missing something. So, feel free to add in the comments any defects that you are aware of for home products.
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