More blog posts about home inspection and inspectors:

  1. What do you check in a mobile home inspection?

  2. Are you licensed and insured?

  3. Should I be there for the inspection?

  4. What is the difference between “character” and a defect in an old house?

  5. What is the best way to negotiate repairs after the home inspection?

  6. What questions should I ask the home inspector during the inspection?

  7. The seller has to fix everything you find wrong with the house, right?

  8. Can I do my own home inspection?

  9. Should I hire an engineer to inspect the house?

  10. Is a home inspection required?

  11. What is the difference between an appraisal and a home inspection?

  12. We looked at the house carefully, and it seems alright. Do we really need a home inspection?

  13. Does the home inspector also check for termites?

  14. What tools do you use for a home inspection?

  15. What are the questions a home inspector won’t answer?

  16. How much does a home inspection cost?

  17. Are there any minimum standards that a home inspection must meet in Florida?

  18. Should the seller be at the home inspection?

  19. Should I use my realtor’s home inspector or choose one myself?

  20. Can a home inspector do repairs to a house after doing the inspection?

  21. Should I use a contractor or a home inspector to inspect a house I’m buying?

  22. Should I get a home inspection before signing a contract to buy the house?

  23. What makes a house fail the home inspection?

  24. Should I only hire an inspector that is a member of a national association like ASHI, InterNACHI, or NAHI?

  25. What is a “cosmetic” defect in a home inspection?

  26. Why do realtors call some home inspectors “deal killers”?

  27. How can I reduce the risk of an expensive surprise when buying a house sight unseen?

  28. What does a home inspector mean by calling something “not readily accessible”?

  29. What are the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at a home inspection?

  30. Can you do a home inspection in the rain?

  31. Does a home inspector give cost estimates for repairs?

  32. Are there any minimum inspection standards that a Florida licensed home inspector must meet?

  33. Can a Florida licensed contractor do home inspections without having a home inspector license?

  34. What inspections does a bank or mortgage lender need for loan approval?

  35. Should I buy a house that has been remodeled/renovated without building permits or has open permits?

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