By John Doe December 11 2017

Our Ultimate List: 101 Home Inspection Blog Post Ideas

There are an unlimited number of home related topics that you could talk about on your home inspection blog, from items found on an inspection sheet to the typical property value in your immediate area (and everything in-between).

Don’t be afraid to branch out from the other typical (boring) home inspection blogs in your area, by putting a little of your own personality in your home inspection blog as this will help your clients relate to you.

The more you interact with your client base in your blog, the more traffic you can expect to be driven to your site.

Here are 50 of the top home inspection blog topics to get you started on your blog:

 

  1. What are 5 of the most commonly noted home inspection items? Are they critical items or non-critical items that can be repaired later? How many of the 5 will prevent a sale from going through on a home?

 

  1. What does finding mold mean to an inspection? Can a house be sold when it actively has black mold growing inside it? How much black mold is enough to make a home fail an inspection?

 

  1. Will a leak on an HVAC cause a house to fail an inspection? Are HVAC problems the type of problems on an inspection that will cause a sale to fall through?

 

  1. How can you get rid of lead based paint? Can you sell a home with lead based paint in it? How do you get rid of lead based paint?

 

  1. What types of home inspections are there? How do I know if I’m getting the right type of home inspection? Is there only one type of home inspection to sell a home?

 

  1. What are some inspection horror stories that your home inspectors have told you about? What is the worst situation you have personally seen during a home inspection?

 

  1. What are the most commonly missed inspection items? Are these critical items to the sale of a home? What have you done to ensure that these items are noted by your home inspectors?

 

  1. Take an in depth look at in-ground pools. Are they a hot inspection item that will cause a home sale to fail? What are the common problems found with in-ground pools while performing a home inspection?

 

  1. Take an in depth look at the foundations. Are they a hot inspection item that will cause a home sale to fail? What are the common problems found with foundations while performing a home inspection?

 

  1. Take an in depth look at home additions. Are they a hot inspection item that will cause a home sale to fail? What are the common problems found with home additions while performing a home inspection?

 

  1. Take an in depth look at roofs. Are they a hot inspection item that will cause a home sale to fail? What are the common problems found with roofs that are found during a home inspection?

 

  1. Take an in depth look at decks. Are they a hot inspection item that will cause a home sale to fail? What are the common problems found with decks during a home inspection?

 

  1. How can you get rid of termites prior to having your home inspected? Will there be evidence left behind of the termites for the home inspector to find?
  1. Will radon cause a home to fail an inspection? Why would there be radon found in a home? What is radon used for that it would be located in a home?

 

  1. Why would a homeowner want an inspection performed if they aren’t selling their home? What are some other reasons to have a home inspection performed?

 

  1. The top 5 items that will immediately ruin your home inspection. Are these easily repaired problems, or will they result in a large expense? Are these items able to be ignored and the house sold anyway?

 

  1. The top 5 tips for choosing a home inspection company. What should you look for in a home inspection company? What are some red flags that a home inspection company isn’t honest with their clients?

 

  1. How can a home inspection affect the pending sale of a home? If a home inspection doesn’t go well, can a home still sell?

 

  1. Give the top 3 secrets for having a successful home inspection. What can the homeowner do in the weeks leading up to the inspection to ensure that it goes well?

 

  1. Do an Inspection Spotlight corner. Take a look at foundations and some of the items that inspectors look for when they are inspecting home foundations.

 

  1. Do an Inspection Spotlight corner. Take a look at basements and some of the items that inspectors look for when they are inspecting basements in a home.

 

  1. Do an Inspection Spotlight corner. Take a look at ground sloping and some of the items that inspectors look for when they are inspecting ground sloping on a home’s lot.

 

  1. What are the commonly ignored safety guidelines for pools? Why can ignoring these safety guidelines have serious consequences for the homeowner?

 

  1. Should you ask your inspector what items you have to fix pre-sale and what can wait? Does your inspector have to inform you of what items you must repair, or are they not obligated to inform you of the must fix items?

 

  1. What are the 5 top tips for fireplace safety? How many homes on average annually are damaged by not following fireplace safety rules?

 

  1. What are the requirements for stairs inside your home? What are the requirements for stairs outside your home? What guidelines should you use when installing or repairing stairs at your home to ensure that you pass your home inspection?

 

  1. What are some asbestos removal tips for your home? Should you have asbestos removed from your home prior to having an inspection performed?

 

  1. List 5 safety tips for fireplace maintenance in homes. What can happen if homeowners don’t perform routine fireplace maintenance? How dangerous are unmaintained fireplaces in a home?

 

  1. What are the unseen problems that can ruin a home inspection? How frequently are little unseen items enough to cause a home sale to fall through? Are small and cheaply repaired items the most common problems in a home inspection?

 

  1. Why do DIY projects in homes cause home inspections to fail? How can you ensure that your DIY project on your home won’t cause your home to fail an inspection? Are there DIY projects that have caused a home to have a sale fall though?

 

  1. What can a homeowner do to get a DIY project on the home to pass an inspection? When is it too late to obtain a permit for a DIY home improvement? What will a late permit mean to your pre-sale home inspection?

 

  1. What are 5 big mistakes that homebuyers should avoid? Are they commonly made mistakes, or the exception to the rule? Would a home inspector advise a homebuyer that it is a mistake to buy the home with the issue unresolved?

 

  1. Does a home inspector need to be licensed? If an unlicensed home inspector performs your home inspection, does that mean the sale of your home isn’t legal? What can you do to ensure that your home inspector is currently licensed?
  1. Why should you buy a fixer upper home versus a home where the modifications and repairs have already been completed? What type of repairs are okay to go ahead and buy the home and complete after the purchase? What types of repairs should make you walk away from purchasing a home?

 

  1. What are 3 reasons that you should have a home inspection on a newly built home? Although the home is new construction, what type of issues could a home inspector find? How can any new construction home have issues that would fail an inspection?

 

  1. How long does the typical home inspection take? Are you permitted to walk around the home with the home inspector? Are you permitted to ask any questions of the home inspector?

 

  1. Can your home inspector tell you if a repair in your home is up to code? Can your home inspector tell you how to perform a repair to bring the item up to code? If you don’t bring the item up to code, will the purchase of the home fall through?

 

  1. What happens during a well water inspection? Is the inspection simply for the well itself, or is the quality of the water from the wall inspected also? What are the pass or fail requirements for well water? What happens if your well water fails an inspection? Who is responsible for repairing the situation if it is determined that your well water should not be consumed?

 

  1. Do you really need a home inspection? Is it possible to purchase a home without having a home inspection performed? If you were to purchase a house with cash, would you need a home inspection performed?

 

  1. What are some window maintenance tips for the homeowner? What are some window safety tips for the homeowner? How often should windows be replaced in a home? Could broken or drafty windows cause a home to fail a home inspection?

 

  1. Is a condo inspection the same as a single family home inspection? What is a condo inspection going to include? Is it an inspection of solely the single unit, or are the facilities of the condo also inspected? Can a condo fail a home inspection and still be sold?

 

  1. What are 3 compelling reasons that you should have a pre-listing inspection performed on your home? How is a pre-listing inspection different from a pre-sale inspection? Does the inspector look for different issues during a pre-listing inspection that they look for in a pre-sale inspection?

 

  1. Why should you have a home inspection performed if you are buying the property “as is”? If an “as is” condition property doesn’t pass a home inspection, can you still purchase the home? Under what circumstances would you not be able to purchase a home that doesn’t pass the home inspection?

 

  1. What are the items that a home inspector looks for in a kitchen? Are appliances a part of the home inspection? Does the home inspector look at the plumbing in the kitchen? Does the home inspector check the outlets for the appliances?
  1. What are the items that a home inspector looks for in a basement? Does it matter to the home inspector if the basement is finished or unfinished? What would cause a home to fail an inspection in an unfinished basement? What would cause a home to fail an inspection in a finished basement?

 

  1. What are the items that a home inspector looks for on the exterior of your home? Does your home inspector verify the size of your lot? If you don’t have exterior plumbing or exterior outlets, will your home fail the inspection? What are some common items on the exterior of the home that do not pass a home inspection?

 

  1. What can the homeowner expect during a home inspection? What can a homeowner do in order to ensure that the inspection goes smoothly? What could a homeowner do to help the inspection move along more quickly? What is the general length of time that a typical home inspection takes?

 

  1. Can a lack of landscaping cause a home to fail an inspection? Does it pay for the homeowner to update the landscaping prior to the sale of the home? What can a homeowner do to the exterior of the home that would cause an inspection to fail?

 

  1. If a homeowner orders the wrong type of home inspection, will the inspector take steps to ensure that he actually performs the type of inspection needed for sale of the home?

 

  1. What type of items will cause an inspection to fail before it starts? Is mold the type of item that is considered an immediate fail? Is lead based paint the type of item that is considered an immediate fail? Will a cracked foundation cause an immediate fail? Will faulty wiring in a home cause an immediate fail of a home inspection? Is it still possible to sell a home with any of these issues noted on a home inspection?

 

Here are an additional 50 items that could help you get your home inspection blog up and running:

 

  1. Inspection Spotlight: What is looked for in a bathroom?
  2. Inspection Spotlight: What is looked for in a garage?
  3. Does a home inspection include inspecting the electrical wiring?
  4. Does a home inspection include inspecting the plumbing system?
  5. Does a home inspection include inspecting the septic system?
  6. What are the top 5 tips to choosing a home inspector?
  7. Walk the client through a sample home inspection report.
  8. Walk the client through the typical home inspection.
  9. Walk the client through what the typical inspector will tell the homeowner.
  10. Walk the client through what they can and cannot ask of the home inspector.
  11. Inspection Spotlight: Home additions
  12. Inspection Spotlight: DIY Home Projects
  13. Inspection Spotlight: Above ground pools
  14. Inspection Spotlight: Eaves and Overhangs
  15. Inspection Spotlight: Garages and outbuildings
  1. Interview a satisfied client.
  2. Interview a client that has failed an inspection, and ask their advice.
  3. Talk about the reasons other than selling a home to have an inspection performed.
  4. Discuss foundation inspections.
  5. Discuss roof inspections.
  6. Discuss structural inspections.
  7. Discuss how permitting can affect the outcome of your home inspection.
  8. Discuss the reasons why using a licensed contractor is a must.
  9. Discuss what happens after a home inspector notes a necessary repair on the inspection sheet.
  10. What items have to be immediately repaired?
  11. What items will cause a home sale to fall through?
  12. What items can be left for the buyer to repair?
  13. What items are illegal to leave unrepaired during a sale?
  14. When should you have a home inspection performed?
  15. What is the difference between a pre-market inspection and a pre-sale inspection?
  16. Do cash home purchases require an inspection?
  17. Can you obtain a mortgage on a home that has not been inspected?
  18. If you are refinancing a home do you need another home inspection?
  19. Who pays for the inspection, the buyer or the seller?
  20. What if I can’t pay for my inspection? Will the bank holding the mortgage be charged?
  21. What are some circumstances that a home purchase will never require a home inspection?
  22. What does the inspector look for on the exterior of the home?
  23. Will the inspector look inside the chimney?
  24. What if the inspector finds unsafe items, like lead based paint?
  25. What does the inspector look for in the garage and outbuildings?
  26. What does ground sloping have to do with my home purchase?
  27. Does the home inspector get on the roof?
  28. Does the home inspector go into the attic?
  29. Does the home inspector check the HVAC?
  30. Does the home inspector verify the furnace works?
  31. Will the home inspector verify the plumbing doesn’t leak?
  32. Does the home inspector look for water in the basement?
  33. Does the home inspector verify the appliances work?
  34. What can a home inspector ask me to do when he is there?
  35. Can I have my family there while the inspection is happening?