Expert Interview Series: Allison Paul of California Homebuilding Foundation on the State of the Golden State’s Construction Industry

Allison directs the operations of CHF’s CIRB (Construction Industry Research Board) Report and facilitates all media and public relations for both CIRB and the foundation. We recently spoke with Allison to get a clearer picture of the construction industry right now in California. What precisely does CIRB do? CIRB is the industry’s most accurate and reliable…

These Electrical Defects Put Homeowners in Immediate Risk

You’ll find plenty of outdated 2-prong outlets and inoperable 3-way switches throughout your career as a certified home inspector. However, some wiring defects are cause for immediate concern and quick intervention. What merits an ASAP fix? Here are 5 electrical issues that shouldn’t wait. #1: Overlamping at Light Fixtures While not technically a wiring defect,…

Where to Find Red-Hot Home Inspection Leads

Leads are the bread and butter of the home inspection industry, but they’re not always easy to find, and some sources can disappear quickly. Locating leads can be particularly difficult for inspectors who are just starting out in the home inspection business. Finding leads before they’re snagged by competitors means getting creative in your search.…