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Inspection Planning

Prepare for your next inspection project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

How to Give Your House a Yearly DIY Inspection

Fall is an excellent time to give your house its annual physical—before winter's harsh weather arrives.

Buying a Fixer Upper? Read This First

When is a fixer upper house worth buying — and when isn’t it? From cost calculations on renovations to finding the means to finance your project, we’ve got a checklist that’ll help you make the right decision.


How to Do Your Own Home Inspection

Even before you call in the engineer, you can give the house you want to buy the once-over with this advice from TOH's Two-Minute Expert

What to Look for Before the Home Inspector Arrives

Before you sign a contract and pay a professional to inspect a house, there are a few things you should be on the lookout for yourself

How to Make Sense of Zoning

Local codes can be complicated, and running afoul of them costly. Here are ways homeowners can protect themselves from zoning hassles.