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The Home Inspection Handbook
     

The Home Inspection Handbook

by Home Renovation, Renovation A. Home Renovation Associates, Home Renovation Associates
 
Be your own home inspector with The Home Inspection Handbook.
 
No one should ever buy a house without first inspecting it for crumbling foundations, corroded pipes, termites, and a host of other potential problems that could turn your most important investment into a disaster.
 
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Be your own home inspector with The Home Inspection Handbook.
 
No one should ever buy a house without first inspecting it for crumbling foundations, corroded pipes, termites, and a host of other potential problems that could turn your most important investment into a disaster.
 
The Home Inspection Handbook helps you spot symptoms of existing and potential problems at nineteen key checkpoints, determine which problems would require your immediate attention, estimate how much time, skill, and money it would take to make renovations and repairs, and indicate which problems are “Walk-Away Factors”—problems so serious that you should not even consider buying the house in question.
 
Take the guesswork out of finding the right house and maximize your odds of success with The Home Inspection Handbook.

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Library Journal
Inspecting a house for possible purchase can be a daunting experience, especially for the uninitiated who wouldn't know a joist from a J-trap. Enter this modest volume. Surveying the parts and systems of a house (e.g., foundation, plumbing, kitchen, yard) it provides a short physical and functional description of each, an index of ills grouped by expense, and a list of ``walk-away factors.'' A reproducible checklist provides a useful form on which to record observations during an on-site inspection. While no substitute for a professional house inspector, this nevertheless deserves a place in most public library how-to or consumer information collections as a commonsensical and low-cost basic-training manual for the neophyte househunter. Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll. Lib., Dryden, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385231947
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1986
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,277,424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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