Wonder what a home inspector looks for when doing an inspection?
There are guidelines for an inspection in the State of New Jersey, the minimum by which all NJ home inspectors MUST abide.
The NJ Standards of Practice indicate that a home inspector will inspect the home in question to identify all "material defects".
By definition, a material defect is something that affects value, safety, or habitability, therefore cosmetic issues are not reported.
If your home purchase is in a state that requires home inspectors be licensed, is your inspector licensed?
Is your home inspector insured?
You can verify your NJ home inspectors license here: