How To Look At A House
McGarry and Madsen's home inspection blog for buyers of
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Where are the funny home inspection pictures?
Saturday, July 21, 2018
People love to see them. They are irresistible, like cat videos and parkour stunts gone bad. We don’t publish them, although we have seen our share of kiddie pools in the attic to catch roof leaks and amazingly ingenious repairs made from coffee cans, duct tape, and wire coat hangers.
It’s because they are usually done by people with limited resources just trying to hold their place together. During the housing meltdown a few years ago, the best examples of goofy home repairs were by desperate homeowners that were jobless and on the edge of foreclosure. Why would we find that humorous?
While it is our job to point out defects in a house, and especially ones that represent a safety hazard, making fun of other people’s houses is not what we do.
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