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Old 11-04-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Always get a good house inspection (and a second opinion)

Hi, my name is John, and I've been a first-time homeowner for about 3 years now. Not to get into everything, but I believe our home inspector deliberately overlooked things so the sale of our house would go through, and I've spent the last 3 years getting really good at fixing things myself I'm hear today because my heat pump has stopped working (again, last time I replaced the condenser in the outside unit). I'll probably be back, but right now you can find me in the HVAC section because it's 35* outside and it's Sunday (no house calls)


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Old 11-04-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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Did you use the one your realitor suggested, or one you hired yourself?
Only a sucker uses the one a realitor suggest. No offense meant!
Way to much behind the scenes payola going on.

Never could figure out why someone looking to buy a home the biggest investment in most people lives does not do some research on there own and educate there self to figure out what to be looking for so there's a lot better chance of not being taken advantage of.
By far most home inspectors are honest people and do the best they can.
None of them have Xray vision so there's always the chance of hidden damage, none of them can see behind wall and know what type of shoddy work has been done, none can tell you if or when a water heater, appliance or HVAC unit is going to fail.
But time and time agin I work on homes and have seen there inspection reports where there was no mention of missing, curled up shingles, pump house roof caving in, block foundation so bad you could put your hand through it, rotting floors around the toilet, sagging roofs.
All things a new homeowner with 0 training should have seen before and addressed before buying the home.


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Old 11-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, it was our first house purchase and we made some mistakes. Fortunately nothing I haven't been able to fix with some time (and more than a little money). I don't know if the house inspector was just inept/lazy or if it was something more than that, but he missed some things that friends and contractors have pointed out should have been easy catches. Mostly wiring related, all better now. We had a buyer's agent and he recommended the home inspector, so he wasn't working directly for the house we were buying, but I have had my doubts that he was entirely "impartial" in the whole matter. It's like they say though, the best lessons aren't free
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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Hi John,Welcome to the Forum
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Greetings and Welcome to the site.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:26 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum and sorry to hear about your problems.


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