Not one for long winded blog posts I will occasionally post resources that I believe might be helpful to individuals looking for and living in houses, condos, whatever...
I believe that one should seek to be as informed as possible when buying a property which is why an inspection is a valuable service. However buying the property shouldn't be viewed as the end, but instead the beginning of the journey that will likely include upgrades, maintenance needs and changing family situations. In other words buying a property is one thing but owning is another.
Here are some resources that may help navigate home ownership for health, safety and peace of mind during modifying (more to be added over time):
Home Reference Book (Amazon link)
Confident House Hunter by Dylan Chalk (Amazon link)
Seattle Municipal Archives