An intelligent, money saving approach to real estate
discovery as well as ongoing property repair and maintenance.
The core of your HomeBook is heavy-stock TAB SHEETS containing useful,
general information. The tab sheets are followed by multicolored KEY
SHEETS that key into the text immediately following them. The easy
to understand color coded system categorizes problems into MAJOR PROBLEMS
(red) and MINOR PROBLEMS (white). Major problems typically cost $500
or more to repair or are a considered to be a significant safety risk.
Minor problems generally cost less than $500 and are not considered
a significant safety risk.
Your personalized HomeBook® is a complete, customized
owner's manual, encompassing the eight major systems of
the specific property. The introductory text includes an
inspection process overview and includes: the inspection
contract, time of inspection, the inspection professionals,
weather conditions and an itemized list of charges. Finally,
a perspective summary compares the property to its peers.
KEY SHEET & corresponding
RED & WHITE pages with detailed problem descriptions.
The RED and WHITE pages following each "KEY SHEEET" describe
each problem, illustrate it (where appropriate), detail what needs
to be repaired and how, and includes codes indicating the urgency
of the problem For example "radon risk" indicates that
the particular problem makes it more likely that the home is or
could become contaminated by radon. The BLUE pages contain maintenance
information and schedules and inspection limitations or warnings.
To view an example of the Major Problems (RED) page and a Minor
Problems (WHITE) page click a link below:
Finally, the "REFERENCE" section in your HomeBook lists
products that are felt to be reliable problem solvers for specific
situations, while warning against products that have questionable
value or are not readily available.
The HomeBook is an intelligently organized tool to use when buying
and selling and is an ongoing reference manual to help you make
the right home maintenance and repair decisions in the future.