From the front exterior  this house looks to be in pretty fair condition.  Take a look at the photo below and see the danger created by a recent room addition.



Yes... Those are live electrical wires!!  A Recent room addition made this electrical service drop dangerously close to the metal drip edge flashing around this house.




Commonly found during home inspections are exhaust vents terminating in the attic.  The darker discolored area in this photo is dryer lint covering the pink attic insulation.  This is not a good place to be exhausting warm moist air.




This photo shows an exhaust fan from the master bathroom shower that was blowing exhaust air under the insulation in the attic. That's the fan motor under the flashlight






Can you see the problem here?  Notice the flexible copper line coming from the temperature pressure relief valve at the top of the water heater.  Although that line is rated for water use (normally  60 - 80 psi) it is likely to burst under the more than 200 psi steam pressure should the relief valve blow off.





The planter box on the exterior of the garage wall seemed like a good idea at the time.  The picture below is a good example of what happens when moisture is held against the building.

 The wood structural members are completely rotted out after years of constant moisture from the planter box.  Notice the dark discolored area along the floor.