Tools For Inspecting Your Home Or One You May Want To Buy
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Tools For Inspecting Your Home Or One You May Want To Buy

See The Symptom, Find The Disease, Make The Diagnosis
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Created by Bill Sharp
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a basic knowledge of the components of a home, be able to recognize problems, have a basic understanding of how to correct problems, which problems are extremely bad and which are manageable. The student should be able to walk the exterior and interior of the home and recognize conditions which are expensive to fix and can affect value.
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Requirements
  • Buying or selling a house. Knowing the mechanical and physical conditions which can affect value!!
  • No matter what level of knowledge you have about residential construction this course is invaluable when owning a home or buying a house.
  • This is a long course broken into many pieces and I promise you what you will learn is well worth the time spent.
Description

Houses are very complicated and often you will not know a problem exist until it breaks. In this course you will be better equipped and armed with the necessary tools and knowledge to Identifying deficiencies in houses and interpret what's Good, Bad or Ugly. Whether these problems could exist on your home or a home you want to buy, you will save a lot of time and money when you are equipped to recognize deficiencies in house.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is living in or considering purchasing a home.
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Walkway/Patios
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Fencing/Retaining Walls
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Grading
3 Lectures 28:05
Grading 1
04:24

Grading 2
18:07

Grading 3
05:34
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Porches, Patios & Decks
2 Lectures 13:29
Porches
09:06

Patios
04:23
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Put into practice what you've learned.
1 Lecture 09:28
Review
09:28

Driveways should have a control joint at garage and curb.  

See how you are doing
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Exterior Siding
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Wood Sideing
08:45

Brick,CODE & Problems
09:44

Brick & Brick Toothing
09:43

Fiber Concrete Board & Vinyl
08:38

Oriented Strand Board
28:25

Exterior Insulation and Finished System
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Stucco
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Windows, Screens & Gutters
2 Lectures 39:29
Windows & Screens
23:36

Gutters
15:53
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Roofs, Chimneys & Fireplaces
3 Lectures 01:14:38
Roof Requirements
11:34

Roof Problems
24:07

Chimneys / Fireplaces
38:57
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Garage /Carport
1 Lecture 21:22
Requirements & Problems
21:22
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Put into practice what you've learned.
1 Lecture 01:53
Review / Quize#2
01:53

This quiz covers sections 6 - 9 of the course.

Quize #2
14 questions
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About the Instructor
Bill Sharp
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Teaching individuals to recognize problems in housing

Bill has been in the construction and real estate industry for over fifty two years and brings an in-depth knowledge of construction to the student.
He has served in various capacities in the industry:
Construction Project Manager
Builder / Developer - (Built over 3200 homes)
Construction Analyst
Real Estate Inspector
Real Estate Educator - (For the last 23 years he has developed
   and delivered various continuing education programs to  
   appraisers, real estate firms, financial institutions and
   professional organizations in a five state area)
Subject matter includes:
    New Construction
    CODE
    Inspection Methods
    Problem Evaluation

After serving in the US Army, Bill enhanced his formal university education with specialized training from:
    •    Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (now ICC)
    •    Built Up Roofing Systems Institute
    •    Roofing Industry Educational Institute
    •    Georgia Pest Control Association, and
    •    Dale Carnegie

He is the co-founder of the Georgia Association of Home Inspectors and served three terms as president. He holds Five Building Code Certifications.