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Consider This: In a frenzied home-buying market, rushed and unregulated inspections are rising09:54
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Greater Boston’s red-hot real estate market has fueled a controversial, and potentially illegal, practice among the licensed professionals who inspect homes.

Inspectors say demand has surged for what's called a “soft” inspection or a “walk-and-talk.” These services are far less complete than traditional inspections, but some desperate home buyers are relying on them when sellers expect bids without conditions.

Consider This cohost Arielle Gray speaks with WBUR reporter Laura Kraegel.

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