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This real estate agent list what she says are the 10 things that a home seller can do to ensure that the home doesn't "fail" an inspection.

To read more and/or respond to her column from a home inspector's perspective, click here.

The author is a half wit.

Some of my favorite quotations:

* Make sure your breaker boxes are properly wired. Improper wiring and wrong sized boxes are a common thing that is seen in older homes. Make sure that your wiring and boxes fit properly because this is one of the leading ways that fires start in homes.

* Shingles need to be secured and make sure that all of them were properly installed. This can lead to major leaks when it rains and it will damage the structure of the home. To repair something like this will cost even more money that you weren't planning on. By taking the proper precautions you will ensure that you won't have to pay for such an expense.

* Many gutters don't properly drain and it in turn causes the water to seep into your foundation.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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This real estate agent list what she says are the 10 things that a home seller can do to ensure that the home doesn't "fail" an inspection.

To read more and/or respond to her column from a home inspector's perspective, click here.

The author is a half wit.

Some of my favorite quotations:

* Make sure your breaker boxes are properly wired. Improper wiring and wrong sized boxes are a common thing that is seen in older homes. Make sure that your wiring and boxes fit properly because this is one of the leading ways that fires start in homes.

* Shingles need to be secured and make sure that all of them were properly installed. This can lead to major leaks when it rains and it will damage the structure of the home. To repair something like this will cost even more money that you weren't planning on. By taking the proper precautions you will ensure that you won't have to pay for such an expense.

* Many gutters don't properly drain and it in turn causes the water to seep into your foundation.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

You're too kind

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"Are you looking at getting a home inspection done, but you are worried that you could fail it?"

That first line alone is nonsense as it seems to imply that the seller is ordering the inspection the transaction will be based on. And it goes rapidly downhill from there.

My favorite is... "Shingles need to be secured and make sure that all of them were properly installed. This can lead to major leaks when it rains and it will damage the structure of the home."

Don't want any of them secured and properly installed shingles! [:-banghea

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How do we know if that word is spelled correctly then(moronity)? I am the one that responded. What was my "gibberish"? Should a response have not been offered to the ridiculous post that was made? Recommending that they have their home professionally inspected? Or is it just the fact I misspelled "gibberish"?

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