Home inspection is a consumer protection service. National Association of Realtors estimated that in the year 2000, 77 percent of all homes sold in United States had an inspection. What does the above have to do with you? Well, over the years I’ve had many clients tell me that they know so little about a house that they don’t even know what questions to ask and exactly what is it that I do. If you plan on hiring a home inspector for your existing or future home this book will explain what an inspection covers and what to expect from your inspector. Even if you plan on hiring an inspector, you might want to consider doing a preliminary inspection yourself. This book is written in sufficient detail that you can do a fairly extensive preliminary inspection yourself. An inspection is important in that it will help you determine the true condition of a house. This will enable you to determine the actual cost of buying the house. By following the procedures outlined in this book, you will be making an informed decision and not an emotional one, which can in the long run be quite costly.
Includes professional inspection worksheets with checklists in every chapter. Fully illustrated (over 150 photos and drawings). All the information homeowners need to maintain their house. Content based on the authors 30 years' experience as a home inspector.