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  1. What are the most common problems with older houses?

  2. Should I buy a fixer-upper?

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

  4. Are house numbers required by law in front of a house?

This home has galvanized water pipe. Is that a problem?

  1. There’s old insulation in the attic labeled “rock wool.” Is it really dangerous asbestos?

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

  3. Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?

  4. How do I recognize serious structural problems in a house?

  5. I’m buying a ‘50s modern house with a “gravel” roof. Is it going to be a problem?

  6. How do I remove cigarette odor in a house?

  7. The house has asbestos siding. What should I do?

  8. How do I get insurance if my home can’t pass a 4-point inspection?

  9. What is “knob and tube” wiring?

  10. Why do the floors slope in this old house?

  11. The garage has been converted to a family room. Is that alright?

  12. Is a home inspection required?

  13. What is the difference between a home inspection and a final walkthrough inspection?

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

  15. When did the first Florida Building Code (FBC) begin and become effective?

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

  17. Why are expired building permits a problem for both the seller and buyer of a home?

  18. Why do realtors call some home inspectors “deal killers”?

  19. How can I reduce the risk of an expensive surprise when buying a house sight unseen?

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