“Only a home inspector sees a house for what it really is: an opportunity for countless things to go wrong. By Karen Aho of MSN Real Estate
The Chicago couple did as homebuyers sometimes do and opted to pass on a home inspection. They had a longtime tradesman in the family and figured he could spot any serious flaws. Plus, the home had so many upgrades, what could go wrong?
After buying the house, though, they faced repeated problems with the furnace, one of the upgraded items. It would toggle on and off, or moisture would fill the flue. A repairman would come and they would shell out another $400 or $700.”
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