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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Home by Peter Richmond

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Chapter14
Home Inspections
In This Chapter
• Finding a home inspector
• Inspecting the home for problems
• Pest inspections—looking for little buggers
• Testing the house for mold
• Testing the home for release of radon
• Understanding inspection results
Would you buy a car without taking it for a test run? Would you buy an expensive pair of Jimmy Choo shoes without trying them on first? Most likely, you would try out any major purchase before investing the money. Although you can’t live in the home before buying it (although it is possible to do a rent-to-own arrangement in which you buy a home you have rented for some time first), you can do the next best thing—have the home inspected. Home inspections are a vital part of buying a home. This is ...

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