Your Annual Home Inspection
There are two kinds of homeowners, those who take care of
their homes and those who don't. Those who don't take care of their
homes are usually homeowners that don't make enough money and therefore
can't maintain their property. Most of the time these homeowners, would
gladly do the maintenance if they had the money, but finances seem to be
a bigger problem and this eliminates almost all of the home maintenance
that would be required to maintain the house properly.
Even if you don't have any extra money for home maintenance, you can still do a simple home inspection. I would recommend doing these home inspections at least every three months, and if you can't do it every three months, try to do it at least every six months and if you're not interested in doing it every six months, you should do it no matter what at least once a year.
Now here's the trek to a good home inspection, make sure that you start with a good home inspection checklist. You can find them at your local libraries and even online. Most of the ones that you find for free, aren't necessarily going to be the best ones and I haven't found one that should have even been given away for free. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars either or even higher a home inspector to perform this task.
If you don't know much about home maintenance, I would recommend that you purchase a good home maintenance and repair book. There are plenty of them available and you could always go to your local library or bookstore to check some of them out. I don't really recommend buying home repair books online, unless you have previously viewed them.
So the key to a good home inspection will be to acquire a good home inspection checklist and try to inspect your home at least twice a year. It's not a lot of work and soon you will find yourself inspecting your house on a regular basis as you're walking through it, sitting in a comfortable chair or even when you're doing yard work.