More Blog Posts on Home Inspection:

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

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

  3. Can I do my own home inspection?

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

  5. Should a home inspection scare you?

  6. Is it still possible to do an inspection if there’s no electricity or water?

  7. What happens at a home inspection?

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

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

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

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

  12. Are you licensed and insured?

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

  14. How can I tell if cracks in the garage floor are a problem or not?

  15. What should I bring to the home inspection?

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

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

  18. Does the home inspector also check for termites?

  19. What questions should I ask a home inspector I’m considering hiring?

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

  21. How much does a home inspection cost?

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

  23. What problems should I look for when buying a country house or rural property?

  24. What do I need to know about buying a 1950s house?

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

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

  27. What do you inspect in the crawl space under a house?

  28. What is the difference between an FHA inspection and a home inspection?

  29. What is the average lifespan of a house?

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

  31. What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1980s house?

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

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

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

  35. Do I need a home inspection to get insurance?

  36. The seller gave me a report from a previous home inspection. Should I use it or get one of my own?

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

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

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

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were agreed to be part of the sale are still in the home. Also, if there were repairs the seller agreed to make due to defects found by the home inspector, the walkthrough is a last chance to make sure that they have been done—and are satisfactory—before the closing.

   Once in while we are asked to attend a final walkthrough to verify repairs, but usually a home inspector’s expertise is not necessary. Because the sellers have moved out and their furnishings are gone at the walkthrough, there may be some minor damage discovered in the walls, floor or ceilings that was not visible during the home inspection because the seller’s possessions were still in the home.

While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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