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Inspecting a House by Rex Cauldwell Inspecting a House
by Rex Cauldwell

Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 9.92 x 7.96
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (December 31, 2000)
ISBN: 1561584622

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From Library Journal: Home ownership is the biggest expense most people ever make, so the prepurchase inspection of a house makes a great deal of sense. With 20 years of experience as a master plumber and electrician, building inspector, and licensed contractor, Cauldwell is well qualified to show what constitutes an in-depth home inspection. Geared toward other home inspectors, this guide will also prove useful to realtors and to homebuyers. Readers are guided through a home's interior and exterior with much attention paid to the signs that indicate major problems. Cauldwell describes the work practices used by ethical inspectors and shows how to conduct many tests and checks. Most public libraries should consider this title.

From Book News, Inc.: Presents a logical sequence of inspection and tells what to look for when evaluating heating, electrical and plumbing systems, and inspecting roofs, gutters, flashing, windows and doors, garages and driveways, foundations, and various rooms of a house. Useful as a reference for home inspectors, home sellers, home buyers, and realtors. Contains color photos illustrating problems on every page, plus many checklists. Cauldwell is a building inspector and licensed general contractor with 25 years of experience. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Homebuilding magazine.

Book Description: Inspecting a House, aimed at home buyers, real estate agents, and inspectors, discusses all major problem areas in the process in a logical sequence; covers everything from storage tanks to chimney flashing; and shows how to analyze every system in a house.

Customer Reviews
Home Inspection..... soup -to- nuts, January 19, 2003
Reviewer: Chuck Cox from Frederick, MD USA
Where was this book when I first became a Home Inspector! If you want to cut straight to it, then this is your book. It is, by far, the best little guide for home inspection that I've read. Hats off to the author, and to the Home Inspector or someone who wants to be a Home Inspector, YOU GOTTA GET THIS BOOK!

Difinitive and well detailed, February 17, 2002
Reviewer: Scott Ellifritt from Pascagoula, MS USA
I am a real estate investor, and this book is saving me hundreds and hundreds of dollars on inspections. After consuming this book, it has enabled me to do my own inspections on potential real estate investments. I can decide if I want to make an offer or not. If I do, then I have potential negotiating areas with the seller. If we agree on a price, then I bring in a certified inspector as a formality, especially if you're applying for a loan. Most lending institutions require that the property be professionally inspected.

This book is loaded with color photographs. Amazing for the price it is being offered for. Cauldwell is meticulous, and extremely detailed in his approach. I recommend this book to inspectors, any person that wants to become an inspector, or someone who just wants to look out for their own investment/home.

Excellent, exhaustive look at how a home dysfunctions, August 12, 2001
Reviewer: Mike Jackson from Britton, Michigan
I work as a handyman, and wanted to educate myself to what home inspectors look for in their work. This is one of the most interesting, informative books I've read in a while about home maintenance. If you ever hire a home inspector to make sure you know what you are buying, this is the guy you want going in there with you! His sections on electrical and plumbing code and problems taught me alot.

A Must-Have for Real Estate Buyers/Sellers, May 3, 2001
Reviewer: Dr. Katherine Cabaniss from Virginia USA
Common sense says to thoroughly inspect a house before buying since it is the most expensive purchase most people ever make. Inspecting a House show you how to do it like a pro. Designed as a reference for home inspectors, Rex Cauldwell's easy-to-understand style of writing and richly illustrated text provide an A-Z checklist that home buyers and real estate agents alike will find indispensible. The small purchase price of this useful book can literally save you thousands in costly repairs by teaching you the warning signs of hidden problem areas, such as foundations, roofs, kitchens, bathrooms, water heaters, electrical wiring, heating and cooling systems, and water supply sources. These areas and more are covered in detail from an expert's perspective. I strongly recommend Inspecting a House as a Must-Have for anyone concerned with purchasing and maintaining real estate.

Already saved me thousands of dollars, April 22, 2001
Reviewer: Betsy Parker from Dover, NH
Although subtitled "For Pros, by Pros," I think any homeowner or home buyer can benefit from Inspecting A House. This winter it saved me potentially thousands of dollars in repair costs by pointing out the danger of snow build up along the eaves and dormers of my house. It's also helped me identify areas of potential concern where a little preventative maintenance can save me a lot of money down the road.

Inspecting A House's strengths include its in-depth information, easy to understand conversational tone, clear illustrations, and revealing four-color pictures of what to look for (and look out) for. Each chapter concludes with a handy checklist which you can easily photocopy and take with you as you examine your own house or go house shopping.

Inspecting a Book would be a bargain at twice the price.

Estimating Related Book:
Inspecting a House
by Rex Cauldwell
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 9.92 x 7.96
Publisher: Taunton Pr; (December 31, 2000)
ISBN: 1561584622

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