Finding Termite Damage During Home Inspections – What to Expect

Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper, all while being undetected. Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a house, depending on the colony’s age and location. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage…

Home Inspection Insurance Tips

What You Need to Know About Home Inspector Insurance

Buying insurance is a highly necessary step in building your own home inspection business. Less fun than designing your company logo and less interesting than training for your home inspection license, the process is anything but exciting. Still, home inspector insurance is a vital resource you simply can’t operate without. Resist the urge to shrug off this important item off…

Legal Tips for Home Inspectors

Inspecting the physical condition of a home is a critical part of the homebuying process. Given that the sale is first and foremost a legal transaction, it makes sense that home inspectors work with an eye toward the possible legal ramifications of their actions. While the vast majority of your work will likely not result…

Worth It: Certification Beyond Home Inspection Licensing Requirement

When it comes to buying a house, there are a million regulations to follow. Whether dictated by the lender extending the mortgage, the homeowner’s insurance company, or by the state, it seems there are countless hoops to jump through before closing. Of course, the requirements differ slightly for every home that is bought or sold…