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What Does a Home Inspector Look For? A Whole Lot

Mar 03 2017

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?After you’ve made an offer on a home and it’s accepted, you might want to start packing your bags. But hang on—you’re not home free yet. Before you close the deal, it’s wise to hire a home inspector to check out the house for major flaws that might need to be fixed. After all, even if a house looks like it’s in great condition, appearances can be deceiving.

So what does a home inspector look for, anyway?

In short: a whole lot. “We’ve got 1,600 different items on our list that home inspectors are supposed to look at,” says Claude McGavic, executive director of the National Association of Home Inspectors, which trains and certifies home inspectors throughout the country.

 

 | Jun 29, 2016

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