The Good Inspector
Structural inspection contingencies are a common feature of home purchase offers. A buyer is allowed a certain period of time to have an expert look over the home, examining the structure, plumbing, wiring, roof, and appliances to give the buyer a realistic idea of what they are getting into.
How do you find the right inspector? Look for an expert on pre-purchase home inspections, not simply a renovation contractor or a friend who can tell copper from galvanized pipes. There are specialists in most cities, or you can obtain a list from a real estate agent. Ask for recommendations from friends who have recently purchased homes. Most inspectors have some background in building or engineering, and have had additional training related specifically to residences. Call several companies, and ask about the background and training of the staff, as well as their rates.
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In what 2003 comedy does a very large family move to a new house on Forest Avenue in Evenston, Illinois?
"Cheaper by the Dozen", starring Steve Martin, was actually filmed in a house in Los Angeles near the Farmer's Market.
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