I hang out on many old house group boards & read many stories of homebuyers whose inspections failed to find & report major issues. Most of the time, the homebuyer didn’t really know what things an inspection is designed to find, or, how to ensure that they receive best, most informative one.
Home inspections on old houses have some similarities with inspections on newer houses, but there are definitely some areas of concern that are not found in new homes. An inspector with experience in both will understand & appreciate these differences. He especially needs to be aware of what factors that can be present that will destroy a house & with it, your peace of mind & your bank account.
In these videos several inspectors explain the basic purpose & process & then there are a couple that address common issues to which great attention should be paid because they are unsafe, expensive to repair or both.
LEARN ABOUT HOME INSPECTIONS ON OLD HOUSES
9 Home Inspection Tips For Buyers (7:51)
Win The House You Love
Some great advice on how to approach a home inspection.
Home inspections for first-time home buyers (12:58)
Structure Tech Home Inspection
Some great information here, even if you’re not a first-time buyer!
First Time Home Buyer HOME INSPECTION Mistakes | 10 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make (15:29)
Again, NOT for only the first-time buyer!
NOW FOR SOME LESSONS ABOUT INSPECTIONS ON OLD HOUSES
What To Look For During A Historical Home Inspection (18:21)
Galloway Building Services
A overview of home inspections on old houses.
Performing a Home Inspection on an Historic Home (1:14:16)
InterNACHI’s (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) Ben Gromicko
A very thorough look at a 100 year old house.
Check out the article on home inspections, written by an experienced inspector here.
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