5 Reasons why a home inspector might miss something BIG


Source: Tim Layton.

If you’re buying a new home, don’t fool yourself. The home inspector can’t tell you everything.

The best thing you can do is ask questions. Gather information and educate yourself about the house you’re considering.

I was speaking with a new homeowner the other day and she was lamenting the seemingly endless problems they’d experienced since closing. A plumbing leak in an upstairs bathroom, problems with the HVAC system, and now the refrigerator was broken! “I don’t think the home inspector did a very good job”, she said.

Well, maybe, maybe not. Yes, it is possible that the home inspector wasn’t thorough or simply didn’t try hard enough. But it is also a simple reality that the home inspector, no matter how hard he or she works, can’t tell you everything and might miss something big. Here are a few examples:

1. Home Inspectors Can’t Predict The…

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