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Sharing Information with Your Home Inspector
I remember the last time I was part of the purchase of a new home. Just the picture of the outside of the house on the Internet made my heart flutter. Everyone dreams about their version of a white picket fence. This was my picture ... and then some, complete with a handmade wooden swing hanging from a tree branch out front. I had on the biggest rose-colored glasses in the world when I walked through the first time. I couldn't believe something so beautiful could be mine. Even then, I had some questions, some things that were especially important to me, about the past maintenance and care of the home. Disclosure statements helped, but I knew I wanted the home inspected by a professional.Everyone has items of concern. Some can fix almost anything. Others are intimidated by the sight of a toolbox. Because of that, it's important to discuss your particular needs and wants with your home inspector. Professionals will follow a set of standards and a code of ethics that show you specifically what will and won't be covered in the inspection. Make sure to review that when signing the pre-inspection agreement. If there is a particular concern you ... more
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