Buying a home may be the single, largest financial investment you'll ever make. Although the process is very exciting it quickly becomes overwhelming when the home you selected that appeared to be just what you where looking for, now becomes a nightmare after you move in. Can you be sure there aren't potentially serious-unknown defects which can make your investment in your future a costly one like in the movie "The Money Pit"? Having your potential new home professionally inspected by Qualified Home Inspector as early in the purchasing process as possible can save you thousands of dollars on items which you may be able to have the seller or builder correct.

This introduction and overview of the basic systems within a home will help to educate you when you contract a Home Inspection Service.

The complementary "Quick Checklist" will help you do your own walk through and be sure to ask your inspector questions.

Tony Casillas
Sr. Engineer Commercial Products Line

Members: National Association of Certified Home Inspectors