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What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a primarily visual examination of the visible and readily accessible components of the interior, exterior, structural, roof, electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing systems of a home for conditions which are currently adversely affecting the normally intended function or operation of those systems and their components. The…

Cranston, RI, April 17, 2010 -- FEMA inspector Mike Irwin with home owner Jose Henriquez run through his home inspection again to illustrate to the media what a FEMA home inspection looks like and what people can expect when they have their homes inspected.  Photo: Michael Rieger/FEMA

Home inspections aren’t something that most people have done regularly. Because of this, many folks aren’t really sure what to expect – or what sort of questions they should be asking their inspector. Here are 5 important questions you should ask before scheduling an inspection on your property. 1. What is the inspector’s background and…

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Some people think that, beyond the initial scheduling, there’s nothing left to prepare for a home inspection. Well, they are wrong. There are actually a few steps you can take that will help ensure a smoother inspection process. Here’s what you should do to get ready for your home inspection:   Clean up the place….