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Huge Home Inspection Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Getting a proper home inspection is a huge part of both purchasing and selling a home. A good home inspection should be more than an evaluation of the structural integrity of your home; it should be a lesson in how to care for your property and get the most out of your investment.

Read on to find out the things you never want to do when getting a home inspection.

1. Choosing the wrong inspector

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Home inspector Picking the right inspector is important for your wallet and safety. | Trigem777/iStock/Getty Images

Being a home inspector isn’t an easy job. They need to be up-to-date on current laws and codes, they need to know what to look for, and they need to be able to communicate the problems they see effectively. It’s important to shop around to find a quality inspector and not just jump on the first recommendation you hear about.

Bankrate advises buyers and sellers to ask these questions before choosing an inspector: How long have you been inspecting homes? How many inspections have you done? What are your qualifications, certifications and training? What was your job before you were a home inspector (ideally, it would be in contracting or building)?

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