Inspecting a House

Inspecting a House : A Guide for Buyers, Owners, and Renovators

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A new home should be a financial investment, not a financial drain. Homeowners often realize too late that the property they've purchased is in need of costly repairs. Now you can protect yourself "before" you make a purchase by conducting a thorough home inspection. Seasoned real estate inspectors Alan Carson and Robert Dunlop will help you master the techniques of professional home inspection. This all-inclusive guide, filled with clear and detailed illustrations, will show you: - What to inspect yourself and what to leave to the experts- Which materials are the most durable when it comes to gutters, exterior walls, and roof- How to check the fuse box or circuit breaker panel for trouble spots- How to identify pipe materials used in plumbing systems and evaluate a septic system- What you need to know about floors, doors, windows, walls, and much more For those who want to perform their own renovations, this book features such useful resources as a breakdown of typical renovation costs and a sample construction contract to help do-it-yourselfers avoid common construction pitfalls. "Inspecting a House" is a valuable resource that will save you time, money, and the endless frustrations of unforeseen home repairs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Kaplan Business
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, map
  • 0793180546
  • 9780793180547
  • 1,880,157

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