"Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector - Your Guide to a
Comfortable and Confident Inspection Experience" by Wallace J. Conway
ISBN # 0975545701
Hardcover - $29.95
Wouldn't you love to unravel the mystery of the home inspection? In this fun
and fact-filled book, you'll gain the knowledge needed to use the home
inspection to bring comfort, confidence and closing to the home buying
Quite simply, this is the most useful book ever written on the subject of
home inspection. Wally Conway is the only home inspector to author a book on
the interaction and relationships of all the people needed to close the
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"Secrets of the Happy Home Inspector - Your Guide to a Comfortable and
Confident Inspection Experience" by Wallace J. Conway
Christine read this book and loved it! She recommends anyone who is
is purchasing vacation property read it too!
Christine's review of
A book on "Home inspections??" -come
on get real. Why do I need to read a book about Home inspections?
I read this book NOT because the topic interests me, but because I felt I
should. I am a professional speaker and author who teaches investors how to
buy vacation homes.
I read this book to help my clients. When you purchase vacation homes (most
often from a distance), home inspections are an integral part of the
purchasing process. So naturally I should read everything on this topic to
I opened up the book and started to read the about the "about the author"
page...The author is a of course an experienced home inspector, but also
retired navy pilot-- oh, double joy, not only was I embarking on a journey
of overly detailed information on a topic I was not excited to read, but I
had visions of TV's "Major Dad"...he's going to belittle me and yell at me
in the process.
Well let me say, Wow! Wow! Wow!
Only Wallace Conway could have written a book on such a boring and dry
topic, filled with with detailed information and made it interesting to
read. I read it like a "I can't put it down, engaging, page-turning novel!"
I even laughed out loud during many of the anecdotal stories. This book
engaged me from the first page. I read this book from cover in one day!
Now I can see why HGTV Hired this guy to be their Detective Inspector...he's
competent, charming AND funny!
From the start of this book to the very end, Wallace fills this book with
critical facts and logical and sometimes not so logical mistakes sellers,
buyers, Realtors and even inspectors make. He fills in the facts with
poignant examples to paint clear pictures of every situation.
For me, he clarified the matter building codes. Wallace explained how when
you purchase a home today that was built 50 years ago you cannot expect
things to be to today's building codes. He used the analogy of the vintage
T-Bird. Even though the T-Bird does not adhere to today's safety codes with
airbags, antilock breaks, etc, it does not mean that you can't drive it. As
long as the home was built to code at the time of building then it should
pass your home inspection (but I still think that a good inspector should
still point these things out to the buyer).
This is a book that I feel every single person who ever buys a home should
I have purchased numerous properties and hired many home inspectors. I
thought I was pretty educated on the topic. Boy was I wrong! Thanks Wallace
Conway for opening my eyes and for writing such a great book. Christine