So, you are getting an FHA loan. Do you still need a home inspection? There is a lot of confusion on that subject. Your Mortgage lender will require an appraisal no matter what type of loan you are getting.
An appraisal is different from an inspection but does have an inspection component. An appraisal is done to ensure to the lender that the property has a market value equal to or more than the amount of the loan. The appraiser has to consider the general condition of the house to determine its market value.
Deuteronomy 22:8 &The Code of Hammurabi
Unless you study the Bible, you may not recognize the name Hammurabi. However, most folks will recall the Bible's Old Testament book of Deuteronomy. Written by Moses in approximately 641 – 609 BC, chapter 22 verse 8 gives us some early guidance on residential construction.
There is a lot of confusion in the world of Real Estate Sales and Inspections about Ground Fault Circuit Interruption (GFCI or GFI) protection & devices. The average home buyer has no or only a vague understanding of what these are or when and where they are needed.
Yes, exhaust fans are important! Whether located in a bath, laundry area or at the cook top you really should use them. Exhaust fans are needed to remove warm moist air from the house. I the south Texas area we already have enough humidity!
Many of you have heard of infrared (IR) cameras and the supposed unbelievable feats they can perform, but most have not taken the time to uncover the real truth about them. In 2010 a Canadian television celebrity, d.b.a. Mike Holmes, declared himself to be the leading authority of the home inspection industry in North America and beyond. Due to his popularity he launched a television series promoting this fallacy and his new Canadian home inspection company.