Always be aware of any remodels done to the home by the owner. Many people watch TV and get on the internet and think they are qualified to do remodels. I recently inspected a kitchen that had been remodeled by a homeowner. They installed new cabinets and placed a cabinet on top of a HVAC register. Instead of ducting to the outside of the cabinet they just removed the register and had the air flow deadheading against the bottom of the cabinet. It does not take a Mike Holmes to realize this is wrong in so many ways. Without a diligent home inspector like me this would have never been realized by the potential buyer. Just another example of the importance of hiring a good home inspector.
I am a full-time home inspector servicing all of South Carolina.