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Most home buyers feel like they are bona fide real estate experts after all the studying up on loans and neighborhoods, online house hunting and open house visiting it takes just to get into contract on a home these days. But for all but the most handy of house hunters, getting into contract and starting the home inspection process only surfaces how little you actually know about the nuts and bolts and brick and mortar of the massive investment you’re about to make: a home!
So, you hire a home inspector, but it seems like they’re speaking an entirely different language – riddled with terms like “serviceable condition” and “conducive to deterioration” – about your dream home! Here are 5 questions you can use to decode your home inspector’s findings into knowledge you can use to make smart decisions as a homebuyer – and homeowner.
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A great compilation of commonly identified home inspection issues. Thanks to the guys at Structure Tech Home Inspections in Minnesota for making this video.
I’ve met a lot of people who are taking it upon themselves to do some home improvement projects. Hope this helps you, my DIY friends!
Thinking of a new career? How about joining the realm of home inspections? Jump on over to School of Professional Home Inspection to learn from the local pro’s, JJ & Suzanne Greive of Home Inspections of Puget Sound!
Home inspections PSA: On an inspection today we noticed a sump pump dumping ground water into a sewage system. Remember folks, if we all did this we would over-run the sewage treatment centers. Your Sump’s should be drained into your storm drainage system or day-lighted away from your home and down a grade. -Your friendly, local home inspection team.
I’ve been seeing way too much water peeking through siding this week. In three separate homes this week I’ve been observing dark, oily, medium viscous ejected water. Notice it’s coming from the underside of overlapped wood siding. The best guess I’ve heard is moisture within the structure could be running over tar-paper, picking up pollutants and then finding an egress dribbles out onto the cladding. Any other ideas out there?