So you’re buying a home and you’ve hired a certified home inspector. It is important to remember that finding problems is the nature of his work. It is his job to find and report any issues to you. What should you do when major problems are discovered? Remember, you’ve hired him to find things that … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Found Major Problems—Now What?
The job of a home inspector is to find the problems with a home. It is that simple. The inspector does not pass or fail a home. He looks for problems, potential problems, health hazards, safety hazards and plain old annoyances. Most of the time problems are found before they become major problems. Would you, … Continue reading Home Inspections Find Problems
Let’s assume you’re buying a home and you’ve hired a reputable home inspector to inspect the property. It’s inevitable that he’s going to find problems. That’s the nature of his work. He reports to you on the condition of the home. What should you do when problems are revealed? The first thing is to remember … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Found Fixable Problems—What Now?
You have heard the horror stories. A friend buys a home that is now literally crumbling around her. Somebody took shortcuts, and her home was not inspected before she bought it. Now she is stuck and can not do anything about it. A home inspection before the sale would have made the deal honest and … Continue reading If You Are Selling a Home, a Home Inspection Helps Seal the Deal
Here’s a checklist that you can use to do your own pre-inspection on your plumbing. There’s no reason not to check your own house out yourself before you hire a certified home inspector. This way you can compare notes and ask questions. He will give you a thorough report on the home’s condition. Between what … Continue reading Home Inspection Checklist-Plumbing
The answer to that question should be a resounding “yes,” but is it? You’ll want to be sure that it is. This calls for diligence on your part and ethics and integrity on the part of your home inspector. Some people want to play word games with the terms “customer” and “client,” where the home … Continue reading Is Your Home Inspector Really Working for You?
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a home inspection is a significant part of the process. Who should be there besides the home inspector when it happens? Let’s look at an important reason why you should be present when the home is inspected. Suppose you’re buying a home. Then you find all kinds of … Continue reading Your Home Inspection—Who Should Be There?
As you’re getting ready to sell your home it might do you good to do your own pre-inspection. After you do your pre-inspection then call a certified professional home inspector. As you’re doing a pre-inspection of your home write down everything that needs some attention or is out of the ordinary. You may also want … Continue reading Your Home Inspection Checklist-Heating, Wiring, Doors and Windows
A blind woman in a Midwestern state purchased a house, only to discover it needed major roofing repairs due to damage from previous snow and ice storms. Her home inspector hadn’t done his job well, but she shrewdly managed to get money back from him in an out of court settlement. Unfortunately, her roof required … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Looks at Your Roof Inside and Out
When you have a home inspected, your home inspector will check both the inside and outside of the house. As for windows and doors, here’s what he’ll check for outside. Have you ever stopped to consider how many kinds of doors there are? For example, there are hinged, single and double doors made of wood, … Continue reading Your Home Inspector Will Check Outside Doors and Windows