What Should You Wear to a Home Inspection?

You might think that the quality of your work and the report that you produce are the only two truly important things about your inspection. But what you wear and how you look are also important. This doesn’t mean that you have to dress up just to go get dirty in a crawlspace or attic. […]

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Can a House Fail an Inspection?

Home inspections are a relatively new invention when compared to real estate in general. Until a few decades ago, buyers either had a working knowledge of homes and possible defects to look for, or they went into a sale hoping not to inherit someone else’s problems. But while official home inspections evolved to help eliminate […]

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5 Ways to Determine the Age of a House

  The general age of a house might be obvious to you. Then again, it might not. Where you can reasonably assume that a house in a new development was built within the last few years, it’s not as easy with older properties. While experience and education are highly necessary to become a home inspector, […]

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Is There a Niche for Green Home Inspectors?

  The green movement affects almost every aspect of the real estate industry. There’s green building materials, green energy, and even green decorative paint. In a world where ecologically sound materials and components are increasingly important, there might be a niche for you to broaden your reach. Here are a few reasons why expanding your […]

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Common Defects Found in Older Homes

  New homes aren’t perfect, but older homes sometimes have special issues. And some of those issues carry a health or safety risk. All hazards are important, but you should be especially aware of those that commonly plague houses built before the mid 1980s. Here are a few of the things that you should watch […]

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