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This story appears in the February 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

If you have experience in construction or remodeling, oreven if you're just handy around your own , ahome-inspection service could be the perfect new for you.Lawsuits over undisclosed home defects have prompted home buyers, agents and even home sellers to prefer that homes areinspected before the sales are finalized. In some states, it'seven required by law.

Home inspectors review homes and provide written reports to thebuyers and the buyers' and sellers' real estate agents.Rather than trying to discover every tiny defect, inspectors lookfor larger problems--such as improperly installed heating systemsor damaged foundations--and educate buyers about the condition ofthe home. The cost of an inspection is usually $200 to $400,depending on the size and age of the home and what part of thecountry you live in.

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