In many home inspections, the word “grandfathered” is thrown out when encountering construction that was acceptable at the time it was built, but is now no longer up to code. But is checking code compliance the job of the home inspector? And does “grandfathered” simply make a safety issue seem less pressing? The Star Tribune answers these questions and […]
A good inspector has a long list of items that need to be checked during every home inspection. This way you have all the facts before you make a purchasing decision. However, some of the things we find are more common than others. Here are six common things home inspectors look for during an inspection.
While condos may not require as much maintenance as a traditional house, there are still plenty of areas where things can go wrong. Both buyers and sellers would benefit from a condo inspection, in the same way house-owners benefit from a home inspection. The Star Tribune has a list of a few reasons why.
Congrats! You’ve received an offer on your home and agreed upon a sale price. The papers are signed, and the next step in the process is your home inspection. Chances are that a satisfactory report is the last major hurdle toward sale — so it’s important you put your best foot forward. (See also: 25 Cheap […]
Point of sale inspections, if required by your community, will often entail the interior of the property, as well as the exterior. This is the time when owners may have to bring some items up to current code. (Systematic inspections do not always require that older systems be updated, unless they pose a safety hazard.) Usually, […]
A home inspection can spare you from surprises after you buy. After crunching the numbers, searching your favorite neighborhoods, and weighing the pros and cons of each property you’ve seen, you’ve chosen a house that seems like the perfect fit for you. While it may be “perfect” when it comes to location, price or features, […]