Questions Home Inspectors Don't Want You to Ask

You want to know how much a home inspection costs - but not all home inspectors are created equal! The abilities and knowledge of home inspectors vary widely; choose carefully to get the best home inspection and service possible. The information below will guide you to what you REALLY need to know to make an informed decision in choosing a home inspector.
Buyers Checklist Guide
As a buyer, you may be bombarded with home after home to see. After viewing so many homes, sometimes important details can be forgotten during the screening process. Use HomePro's convenient Homebuyer Walkthrough Guide during your next home visit, and you'll learn a lot more about the house than you would otherwise. This form easily compares up to three homes at a time, for an excellent means of making comparisons between houses. Click here to download the PDF.
Buyers Pre-Settlement Walkthrough Guide
A very important part of your closing process is the final walk through, sometimes called the pre-settlement walk through. It's imperative to watch for items that may have changed since your home inspection, and our free PDF will guide you. Many things can change between the time of the home inspection and the time of your final walkthrough, and it's possible you may be seeing the home for the first time without obstacles. The Pre-Settlement Walkthrough is your last chance to notice those items before taking ownership of the home. Click here to download the PDF.
Home Maintenance Guide
Regular inspection and maintenance of your home will help keep it in good condition as well as maintain its value, thereby protecting your growing financial investment. Conducting regular maintenance and repair also keeps small problems from becoming bigger, more costly problems. And ultimately, a well-maintained house will be more comfortable. Our free Home Maintenance Guide will get you started. Click here to download the PDF.
Replacement Cost Guide
Many house components and appliances have predictable life expectancies. Our Replacement Cost Guide provides the estimated age and estimated cost of replacing several of these components. Keep in mind that most items will require some repair prior to complete replacement. **Please note that cost values vary based on size of home and type of materials. Click here to download the PDF.
Sellers Pre-Listing Guide
Maintaining your home is critical, especially when you are ready to sell. This free Sellers Pre-Listing Guide will help you prepare your home for listing by pinpointing trouble spots before they become an issue for a buyer. If you are having your home inspected prior to selling, this form will also help to prepare a list of questions for the home inspector which will enable him to focus more closely on items of concern to you. Click here to download the PDF.
Product Recalls
To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Click here to visit the website.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Click here to visit the website.
Consumer.gov
This site offers consumers a wealth of tips and information from federal and state government and non-profit partner organizations, to learn how to protect their privacy, stay safe online, manage their money, avoid identity theft, understand mortgages and steer clear of frauds and scams. Click here to visit the website.
WDOHelp.com
Have you been told that you need a WDO inspection? What is a WDO inspection?! Click here to learn more.
FloridaTermiteHelp.org
The Termite Help page of the Bureau of Entomology and Pest Control provides information and links to other sites with information regarding termites, control of termites, and your rights as a termite protection customer. Click here to visit the website.
Flood Smart
What are your chances of experiencing a flood? These animated scenarios demonstrate how various factors impact different neighborhoods. Click here to visit the website.
Home Insurance Score
The C.L.U.E. Personal Property report provides a seven year history of losses associated with an individual and his/her personal property. The following data will be identified for each loss: date of loss, loss type, and amount paid along with general information such as policy number, claim number and insurance company name. Click here to visit the website.
Is Your Contractor Licensed to Work in Florida?
The DBPR Online Services website provides information about applicants and licensed individuals for those professions and businesses that are regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Click here to visit the website.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Types of Roofing Materials
What most homeowners desire is a roof that's not too expensive, requires no maintenance, and lasts forever. But most roofs are replaced - or at least repaired - every ten years. By carefully choosing your home's roofing material, you can reduce the cost of replacement. Click here to visit an informative website.
ABS Drainpipe Class Action
Siding Class Action Information
Includes various manufacturers including Abitibi-Price, EIFS, Georgia-Pacific, Masonite, Louisiana-Pacific, and more. Click here to visit the website.
General Class Action Litigation Information
This website is maintained to provide a useful legal research source for attorneys. It is also maintained as a free service to assist the public in understanding class action litigation, government, and the legal system. Click here to visit the website.
 

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