Reuben Saltzman

Home inspections for first-time home buyers (video post)

I’ve helped teach dozens of first-time home buyer seminars over the years, and it’s typically the same stuff covered during every seminar. What’s a home inspection, when does it happen, what do you do with the results, how to hire a home inspector… y’know, the basics.  I recently had a real estate agent ask me to put together a video of that class, so I did. I thought this would make for a good blog post, so here it is. Enjoy!


Author: Reuben SaltzmanStructure Tech Home Inspections

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4 responses to “Home inspections for first-time home buyers (video post)”

  1. tim
    May 7, 2019, 6:51 am

    good stuff as always. may i suggest moving the mic/camera closer for better audio, or deadening the sound in there somehow?

  2. Reuben Saltzman
    May 7, 2019, 12:43 pm

    Thanks, Tim.

    My son told me the same thing about the audio. I tested out a different camera this time, and the microphone is definitely inferior. I won’t make the same mistake again.

  3. Teresa Theesfeld
    May 10, 2019, 3:54 pm

    Hi Reuban,

    I am about to put down a rug on a 100 year old basement slab that is pretty thin and slants toward the drain. The carpet tends to mold along the perimeter walls and I’m thinking I should put down a subfloor over the concrete followed by the rug without a pad. However, the carpet does tend to move on the floor, because the floors slant toward the drain. The ceiling height is only 7 feet. I’m wondering if you think the subfloor is a good idea and if you could suggest a product. Many Thanks, Teresa

  4. Reuben Saltzman
    May 10, 2019, 4:09 pm

    Putting down a subfloor to protect your rug sounds like overkill. I’d throw down a product designed to protect your rug, like this:

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