This course provides a general overview of the Home Inspections process as well as the training and license requirements for being a Home Inspector. The class includes video interviews with licensed Home Inspectors working in the Indianapolis market. By the end of this course you will have a general understanding of what Home Inspections involve and the confidence to proceed in choosing a Home Inspector.
Overview of the Home Inspections Process
Video Interview #1 with a Home Inspector
- What Are the Requirements for Being a Home Inspector?
- What Does a Home Inspection Include?
- What Types of Home Inspections are Available for Buyers and Investors?
- What is Included in an Inspection Report?
- Where Do GFCI Outlets Need to Be Installed in a Home to Pass Inspection?
- What If You Find Significant Problems During a Home Inspection?
- Can Home Inspectors Check for Mold, Radon and Wood Destroying Insects?
- What Specific Issues Do Inspectors Look For in Homes Older Than 1978?
- Why Should Investors Have a Pre-inspection Before Listing Their Property?
- Do Home Inspection Requirements Depend on the Type of Home Loan?
- Does the Buyer or Seller Choose the Home Inspector?
- Does the Inspection Affect the Appraisal?
- What is the Typical Cost of a Home Inspection?
- What is the Worst Problem You Have Found During a Home Inspection?
- What is the Most Interesting Thing You Have Ever Found During a Home Inspection?
- What is the Turn Around Time for a Home Inspection?
- Do Home Inspectors Check Permits or Building Codes?
- An Experienced Home Inspector’s Important Advice for New Investors
More Details about the Home Inspection Process
Video Interview #2 with a Home Inspector
- Home Inspector Necessary Credentials
- What is a Home Inspector Looking for During an Inspection?
- How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
- Is a Home Inspection Recommended for an “As Is” House?
- Do Home Inspections Differ with a New Versus Older Home?
- What Information Does a Home Inspection Provide?
- After the Initial Inspection, if Corrections Made, is there a Follow Up Inspection?
- What Does a Re-inspection Involve?
- What if Major Problems are Found During an Inspection?
- What Types of Inspections are Available?
- Is a Radon Test Needed if the Home Does Not Have a Basement?
- Do Radon Levels Fluctuate?
Specific Information for Investors
Video of Home Inspection
Video Interview #3 with a Mold Inspector
- What are the Next Steps when Mold is Found?
- How is the Air in a Home Cleaned after Mold is Removed?
- Do You Work with Fannie Mae or Other Government Owned Properties?
- What Kind of Mold Issues Do You See with Foreclosed Homes?
- Where is Mold Most Likely to Grow in Homes?
- Can You Always See or Smell Mold When You Do a Mold Inspection?
- Which Types of Mold are Dangerous?
- How Do You Identify Which Types of Mold Are Present During a Mold Inspection?
- Is Air Testing Generally Performed the Same Way Across All Companies?
- Do Mold Test Kits You Can Purchase Online or at a Hardware Store Work Well to Identify the Presence of Dangerous Molds?
- Does Mold Grow in Homes During Cold Weather or Only During Warm Weather?
- What Should Consumers Look for When Hiring a Mold Inspector?
- Should You Bother Checking for Mold in Expensive, Well Kept Homes?
- Why Should Homeowners Get Annual Air Quality Tests?
- How Often Should Air Duct Work Be Cleaned in Homes?
- How Does Annual Furnace Maintenance Prevent Mold Growth in Homes?
- How Do You Know the Mold is Completely Removed from a Home After Mold Remediation is Completed?
- Why You Should Never Use the Same Company for Both Mold Testing and Mold Remediation.
- Should Investors Steer Clear of Properties that Have Mold or Not?
- How Does Air Circulate in a Home?
- Can Mold Be Removed from Wood and Drywall?
Tips for Home Buyers
Quiz (For Course Credits)
This course fulfills 3 hours of Indiana Real Estate Broker Continuing Education. If you are an Indiana Real Estate Broker, you will need to submit your license number and pass the quiz with a score of 75% or higher to receive CE credits. For those with text anxiety no need to worry – you can review the material and retake the quiz as many times as needed. The course should take only a few hours to complete, but your course access will be available for a period of 3 months.
Email us upon completion of the course and quiz with your license number so a certificate can be issued.
Instructor: Victoria Mara Rutt
Investor, Licensed Real Estate Instructor and Real Estate Continuing Education School Director
Victoria is a licensed real estate education instructor with many years experience renovating properties. Victoria and her husband, S. Kishan Ranasinghe, own and manage eight rental properties in downtown Indianapolis including the Lavon apartment building in Fletcher Place.
She has over a decade of experience managing tenants and numerous renovation projects. Victoria also owns multiple small businesses including Lavon Properties, LLC property management (LavonProperties.com), Rutt Video & Interactive new media services (Rutt.com) and 101 Studies, LLC real estate continuing education (101Studies.com) and Investor Training (FlipOrHold.com). She is also the founder of the Safe Indy Public Safety Patrol Program (SafeIndy.com), an initiative that pools funds from members and sponsors to provide public safety services to Indy’s neighborhoods.
Victoria has over seventeen years experience working in new media, video production and marketing, eleven of which were spent working in New York City. She is also an avid animal rights advocate who volunteers regularly with several local animal rescue groups. Professional memberships include MENSA and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society.