easy-to-understand, straight-forward guide, is based
upon important engineering concepts intended to help
the reader learn more about homes. This information
will assist people in determining the condition of a
home and in living a safer and happier life.
Jeffrey I. Charloff, P.E., F.ASCE, is a consulting engineer since 1972 who specializes in pre-purchase inspections of residential and commercial buildings. He has conducted many home inspections for celebrities, including President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Burt Lancaster, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and many more. He is known in the Southern California region as "Home Inspector of the Stars."