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Home Inspection Quiz
by Staff
If you've ever bought or sold a home, chances are you've gone through the home inspection process. But was the service and report you received up to par? Test how well you really know this process by taking this quiz.

What is a home inspection?

  • a thorough assessment of every aspect of a home, inside and out
  • a standard test determining a home's value
  • a visual exam of a home's overall condition

Can a home fail an inspection?

  • yes
  • no
  • in some states

Who should you consult to perform a home inspection?

  • the homeowner
  • an experienced real estate agent
  • a certified home inspector

What's a good way to vet a home inspector?

  • consult your real estate attorney
  • ask for recommendations from friends and business associates
  • both of the above

Out of these three factors, what's the most important thing to consider when choosing a home inspector?

  • compliance with state regulations
  • training and experience
  • professional affiliations

Which of these things is NOT typically covered in a standard home inspection?

  • the foundation
  • electrical systems
  • mold and diseases

What will a home inspector do for you?

  • recommend whether to buy a house
  • provide you with information
  • verify local code compliance

If an inspection report reveals problems with a home, what should you do?

  • decide whether you have the time and money to fix the problems
  • buy it
  • don't buy it

All of these are reputable professional organizations EXCEPT which one?

  • The American Society of Home Inspectors
  • The National Association of Home Inspectors
  • The American Society of Certified Home Inspectors

What will a home inspection report identify?

  • necessary repairs
  • condition of accessible areas throughout the home
  • the home's market value