More Blog Posts on Home Inspection:

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

  2. Can I do my own home inspection?

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

  4. What should I look for when buying a former rental house?

  5. Should a home inspection scare you?

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

  7. Do you see similar problems with houses in the same neighborhood?

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

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

  10. Are you licensed and insured?

  11. What problems do you look for when a house has been vacant or abandoned?

  12. Do home inspectors go on the roof? Do they get in the attic?

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

  14. What do I need to know about a condo inspection?

  15. Does the home inspector also check for termites?

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

  17. How much does a home inspection cost?

  18. What is the difference between a building inspector and a home inspector?

  19. What problems should I look for when buying a country house in a rural area?

  20. Do you have any home inspection tips for buyers?

  21. What can I learn from talking with the seller?

  22. Do you lift up the carpet to look for cracks in the floor?

  23. What are the requirements for a room to classified as a bedroom?

  24. What can go wrong when a homeowner encloses a porch without a building permit?

  25. Should the seller be at the home inspection?

  26. What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1970’s house?

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

  28. What is a “continuous load path”?

  29. Should I trust the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement?

  30. Where are the funny home inspection pictures?

  31. Should I follow the home inspector around during the inspection?

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