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‘The Confident House Hunter: A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect Home’

If you're looking to buy a house,

(Credit: Cedar Point Press )

If you’re looking to buy a house, “The Confident House Hunter: A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect Home” (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) is packed with plain-English advice for spotting problems before you sign on the dotted line. American Society of Home Inspectors-certified inspector Dylan Chalk shows readers how to get the most out of inspections, outlines his guiding principles for making informed real estate decisions and shares strategies for sorting homes by age, ownership history, type and architectural style. He dedicates several chapters to walking through the “nuts and bolts” of a multitude of home systems and highlights the calling cards of destructive household pests in another. Chalk sprinkles personal stories from the field throughout the book, which includes a handy, book-ending cheat sheet with his top 20 nuggets of wisdom.

Dylan Chalk

Author: Dylan Chalk

Dylan Chalk is the author of The Confident House Hunter – a book to teach home buyers how to look at and understand houses: Cedar Fort Press www.dylanchalk.com. In June of 2017, Dylan's book The Confident House Hunter won the Silver Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. He is also the founder of ScribeWare inspection report software offering innovative and simple report-writing solutions - www.getscribeware.com and he is the owner of Seattle-based Orca Inspection Services LLC. In early 2017 Dylan became the Vice-President of Western Washington chapter of (ASHI) American Society of Home Inspectors. www.orcainspect.com.