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Selecting a “qualified” private home inspector

Part 5 of 6

There are no formal licensing requirements currently in place regarding this industry. However, many inspectors adhere to the rigid standards of practice established by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). So, you should look for “ASHI” on their business card or marketing materials.

Get recommendations from your Realtor® or others that have had a private inspection done. Assuming you selected a qualified and reputable Realtor® to represent your interests in your transaction, your Realtor® would be the best source for a referral as they have often attended many home inspections before and have seen who does a good job and who does not. Read more…

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Preparing for a home inspection

Part 4 of 6
For Buyers:

Prepare a list of questions regarding the home and then bring that list with you to the inspection.

Take a tape measure, notepad, pen/pencil and camera with you to the inspection. It is the perfect time to measure for appliances, drapery, furniture, etc. Take photos of all the rooms so you can plan for your move and any additional items you’ll need/want to purchase. This will also help you to remember the colors of bathroom tile, cabinets, carpet, etc. better so you can keep them in mind. Read more…

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What to expect from your home inspection

Part 3 of 6

Review of Home and Inspection Results
Your home inspector should take time to walk you through the property and the findings of his/her inspection. It is even better if you are able to follow the home inspector through the entire process and they show and explain things to you as they go.

Home Inspection Report
You should receive a professionally prepared inspection report that clearly outlines any issues with the property. Read more…

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The purpose of a home inspection

Part 2 of 6
Some buyers ask why they should have a private home inspection.

There are a few very good reasons why they should… 
 To have a qualified expert examine the property before you fully commit
to the purchase. 
 To learn more about the property, how things work and what you will need to do
later in regards to maintenance items.
 To find any major flaws, problems, defects, issues, etc.* with the home/property
before you have fully committed to the purchase. Read more…

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What Is A Home Inspection?

Part 1 of 6

A home inspection or often referred to as a “private home inspection” is a detailed visual examination of a home including the heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, appliances and structural items such as foundation, roof, walls, chimney, windows, etc.

A private home inspection is generally done by an individual that specializes in home inspections. Read more…

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