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Home inspections: What they tell you and what they don't

Home inspections: What they tell you and what they don't

After a long search, finding the perfect home feels fabulous. But before you order change-of-address cards, there’s one more hurdle to overcome: the home inspection.

During the process, a licensed Maryland inspector will evaluate the home, making sure it complies with standards established by the state — from working windows to functional plumbing. However, those standards are simply a baseline. A good inspection will go beyond minimum standards, especially when homeowners know what questions to ask.

Allan Grub of Columbia-based 4U Home Inspection says homeowners should start by asking whether their inspector will examine the attic. “It’s more important...

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