It’s funny how after you make an offer on a house you start noticing the flaws. We are in the inspection phase now, a fourteen day period in which we can poke and prod and bring in the experts to see what kind of shape the house is really in. Our termite guy found evidence of active drywood termites. I also noticed the floors are kind of wavy in places. So those two factors have prompted me to schedule a more thorough inspection. And of course we are also going to be looking for lead. As my friend Daisy said, you have to be prepared to spend a good thousand dollars just looking at a house. But it would be easy to spend more than that. Should we inspect for mold? Contaminated drywall? An energy audit? What about thermal imaging? My mind reels.