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More Blog Posts on Home Inspection:

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

  2. How can I be sure my roofing contractor got a permit?

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

  4. Can I do my own home inspection?

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

  6. Should a home inspection scare you?

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

  8. What happens at a home inspection?

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

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

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

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

  13. Are you licensed and insured?

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

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

  16. What should I bring to the home inspection?

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

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

  19. Does the home inspector also check for termites?

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

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

  22. How much does a home inspection cost?

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

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

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

  26. Should I buy a foreclosure house if the bank refuses to turn on the utilities?

  27. What can go wrong when a homeowner encloses a porch without a building permit?

  28. When is a railing required for the edge of a deck or porch?

  29. What is the average lifespan of a house?

  30. “What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?”

  31. How can I tell when it’s time to paint the house?

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