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Do condo inspections cost less than a regular house inspection?


Most buyers expect Condo inspections to be much cheaper than regular home inspections.  For me they are somewhat cheaper, but not so much because they are condos, but more because they are smaller. While there are many areas that are … Continue reading

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Home defects can be like winning the lottery.


When the home is brand new, or relatively new, the “expectation” that the Jurisdictional Building Inspectors have done their job goes way up.  A while back I inspected a 3-year-old condo unit.  It was one of perhaps 50 units in … Continue reading

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Toast—when is your roof past its expected life?


There is a joke in my house that the answer to when the toast is done is, “When the smoke alarm goes off.” When a roof is “toast” takes a different method. Wanting to know how good the roof is, … Continue reading

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The “secret” lives of sellers.


During inspections it is inevitable that the inspector is going to find things that are “deliberately” hidden. Sometimes it is related to some sort of defect—like painted-over mold or rot—-or a painting hung over where someone fought with a wall. … Continue reading

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Home Inspections and Parking Meters


I received an interesting call from a prospective buyer the other day. The first thing they wanted to know was how much the inspection would cost.  When the cost of the inspection is the very first question I am asked, … Continue reading

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What does the Home Inspection process look like?


The process of home inspections will be as varied as the number of home inspectors. It is important to find an inspector that you are confident in—one you can trust to look out for your best interests. I wish that … Continue reading

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How long will the inspection take?


On the heels of my recent post about “What will the Inspection Cost?” I want to talk about what is perhaps the most common “second” question a prospective buyer will ask when they call for an inspection. “How long will … Continue reading

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