How Much Do You Know About Home Inspection?

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You are ready to sell your home, is your home ready to sell? Are you on the right path to maximize your profit? This quiz will help identify if you know how to win the home Inspection game. So, let's try out the Home Inspection Quiz”. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why do Home Inspectors defer to Licensed Contractors and Engineers?

    • A.

      Because their friends are all contractors and they get a kick back.

    • B.

      To lower their liability.

    • C.

      Because they are not smart enough to figure out what is wrong by themselves.

    Correct Answer
    B. To lower their liability.
    Explanation
    You are exactly correct.

    Inspectors have to defer to lower their liability. To do otherwise is to represent themselves inappropriately.

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  • 2. 

    What part of the home inspection ends up costing you, the homeowner, your profits?

    • A.

      Feeding all the inspectors who come to visit.

    • B.

      The report notes and findings.

    • C.

      Bribes and gifts to buy off the inspector.

    Correct Answer
    B. The report notes and findings.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the report notes and findings. This is because the home inspection report may uncover issues or problems with the property that need to be addressed before selling. These issues may require repairs or renovations, which can be costly and eat into the homeowner's profits. Additionally, the findings in the report may also affect the selling price of the property, potentially reducing the amount of profit the homeowner can make.

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  • 3. 

    What adds "mental weight" to the report and drives buyers right out of the deal?

    • A.

      They didn't like the color of the shower curtain.

    • B.

      A massive volume of petty notes that should have been eliminated before the inspection occured.

    • C.

      Their mother in law didn't like the color of the shower curtain.

    Correct Answer
    B. A massive volume of petty notes that should have been eliminated before the inspection occured.
    Explanation
    A massive volume of petty notes that should have been eliminated before the inspection occurred adds "mental weight" to the report and drives buyers right out of the deal. These petty notes are unnecessary and could have been removed to simplify the report, making it easier for buyers to make a decision.

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  • 4. 

    How can you most effectively preserve your sales profit after the home inspector has arrived?

    • A.

      I can't. It is inevitable that I will loose my shirt.

    • B.

      Eliminate the notes before they are ever written.

    • C.

      I am not worried. My home is perfect.

    Correct Answer
    B. Eliminate the notes before they are ever written.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the best way to preserve sales profit after the home inspector arrives is to prevent any negative notes from being written in the first place. This implies that the home inspector's notes could potentially have a negative impact on the sale, and by eliminating them beforehand, one can avoid any potential issues that may arise.

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  • 5. 

    Would you like to learn about the three different packages we have to offer that will help you save thousands at the close of escrow?

    • A.

      No thanks. I still think my home is perfect. Visit www.27DollarHomeInspections.com for more information.

    • B.

      I'm not sure. What else have you got? Visit www.27DollarHomeInspections.com for more information.

    • C.

      Yes. Show me more. Visit www.27DollarHomeInspections.com for more information.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes. Show me more. Visit www.27DollarHomeInspections.com for more information.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes. Show me more. Visit www.27DollarHomeInspections.com for more information." This is the correct answer because it directly expresses interest in learning about the different packages offered to save money at the close of escrow. The other options either decline the offer or express uncertainty, indicating a lack of interest in learning more about the packages.

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  • 6. 

    What is the minimum allowed the slope of graded soil next to a building's foundation, according to the International Residential Code (IRC)?

    • A.

      ≥ 5�/10'

    • B.

      ≥ 5�/12'

    • C.

      ≥ 6�/12'

    • D.

      ≥ 6�/10'

    Correct Answer
    D. ≥ 6�/10'
    Explanation
    According to the International Residential Code (IRC), the minimum allowed slope of graded soil next to a building's foundation is greater than or equal to 6°/10'. This means that the slope of the soil should be at least 6 degrees for every 10 feet of horizontal distance from the foundation. This requirement helps to ensure proper drainage and prevent water from pooling near the foundation, which can lead to structural issues and water damage.

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  • 7. 

    Every basement and sleeping room is required to have an easily operable emergency escape window. How large must this window be?

    • A.

      At least 5.7 sq. ft

    • B.

       At least 4.7 sq. ft

    • C.

      At least 6.7 sq. ft

    • D.

      At least 3.7 sq. ft

    Correct Answer
    A. At least 5.7 sq. ft
    Explanation
    The correct answer is at least 5.7 sq. ft. This is because every basement and sleeping room is required to have an easily operable emergency escape window, and the minimum size for this window is 5.7 sq. ft. This size ensures that there is enough space for a person to safely escape through the window in case of an emergency.

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  • 8. 

    You are inspecting a residential property. You have to observe and/or test all of the readily accessible components of each system. Determine which of the following is not considered to be a readily accessible component of a room.

    • A.

      A small window

    • B.

      The doorknob on the closet door

    • C.

      Nails or screws in the floor

    • D.

       None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Nails or screws in the floor
    Explanation
    Nails or screws in the floor are not considered to be readily accessible components of a room because they are typically hidden beneath the flooring material and are not easily visible or accessible for inspection. On the other hand, a small window and the doorknob on the closet door are both visible and easily accessible components that can be observed and tested during a property inspection. Therefore, the correct answer is nails or screws in the floor.

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  • 9. 

    Branch circuits must be installed in several locations in every building. Which of the following is not one of them?

    • A.

      Central HVAC equipment

    • B.

      An office or bedroom

    • C.

      The laundry room

    • D.

      Bathrooms

    Correct Answer
    B. An office or bedroom
    Explanation
    Branch circuits must be installed in several locations in every building, including central HVAC equipment, the laundry room, and bathrooms. However, offices or bedrooms do not require dedicated branch circuits. These areas typically have general-purpose outlets that can be served by existing branch circuits in the building.

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  • 10. 

    N which of the following locations are ground-fault circuit interceptors (GFCI) required?

    • A.

       All bathroom outlets

    • B.

      All outdoor outlets

    • C.

      All countertop outlets

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Ground-fault circuit interceptors (GFCI) are required in all bathroom outlets, all outdoor outlets, and all countertop outlets. This is because these locations are considered to be high-risk areas where the risk of electrical shock or electrocution is higher. GFCIs are designed to quickly detect any imbalances in the electrical circuit and immediately shut off the power to prevent any potential harm. Therefore, having GFCIs in these locations ensures the safety of individuals using electrical appliances or devices in these areas.

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