I have a tape measure, a notebook and pen, a headfull of questions, an oven thermometer and a big ass flashlight in my purse. And no, I’m not doing a home inspection, I’m just meeting the guy who is on my lunch break. And I’ll bet people like me annoy the boogers out of home inspectors.

I’m taking it seriously, guys. Image Credit

No, actually he was very nice to me on the phone and asked if I’d like to stay for the whole thing, but I have to work the rest of the day, so I plan to only pester him for about a half-hour.

I haven’t bought a house since I was 19 (I’m now 34) and I’m a little nervous. Any advice on what to look for? Questions to ask?



14 thoughts on “Inspection

  1. Well, I have to say it…have you checked Google?! In all seriousness, the things you should ask about are probably specific to your area and climate, and I’d just bet that Google has a checklist for you somewhere.

    Really, I probably need some help for this addiction. 😉

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  2. I’d hire a professional inspector in the area you’re considering buying. Saves you time and money in the end. Thanks for stopping in to say hi at The Write Game. I’m loving finding new bloggers this April.

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  3. My experience with inspectors is that they are very conscientious. He will probably come up with more than you could possibly think of. One of ours was so overzealous we had to hire two more to determine if the house was really in that bad of shape (it wasn’t).

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    • I’ve heard they can be very nitpicky! Which is good, when you’re buying an object with so many components that can go bad on you. But two more inspectors? Whew!


  4. Since you have kids, I would check the schools in the area, and also visit on a weekend or after school to get an idea on how old the children in the neighborhood are. You’ve already gotten several great suggestions, Kristen. Good luck with your house hunting! I’m glad we met via A to Z!


    • So glad to meet you, too, Julie! So many fantastic bits of advice have come through, including yours. Thank you. Check – there are kids both boys’ ages in the neighborhood. And double-check – good schools, too. 🙂


  5. We may very well be selling our house this spring. We want more freedom to move about the country and this would allow us to do that. My advice, don;t get in over your head and upgrade to something you don;t need. A house is meant to be a blessing and not a burden. We almost did that seven years ago. So glad we didin’t.

    Stephen Tremp
    an A-Z Cohost
    @StephenTremp on Twitter

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