Home Buyers: Home Inspection Information

Purchasing a house is a large financial endeavor and an investment in your family’s future. A house is more than a place to live or a means of shelter. For most individuals, it is the cornerstone of their life. It’s where the family gathers to celebrate, where the children play and grow and where you feel safe and secure. The house is the place where memories are made.

One of the many steps in this major real estate purchase is to have a home inspection on your future home. “Home owners cannot afford surprises. Everything may look fine on the surface, but there may be trouble lurking,” says Don Crawford, Past President of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI). “A qualified home inspector will have the experience and training to provide information that will assist the buyer in making an informed decision. Problems that the seller or the Realtor® may not be aware of become the financial responsibility of the buyer – if they are not corrected prior to the final sale of the house.”

Currently most states require to be licensed or regulate home inspectors. In other states anyone can hang up their shingle and call themselves a home inspector – with no qualifications, training or experience in the field.

NAHI on “The Balancing Act”
NAHI was featured on The Balancing Act, a program that aired on the Lifetime Network  on Monday June 5th, 2010. This nationally televised segment was designed to emphasize the importance of seeking well-trained, qualified home inspection professionals. . . . keep reading

Most Important Visitor
In fact there are not many places a National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) member will not go in a home. Whether you are buying or selling a home, a NAHI member will provide a thorough, professional home inspection that will make the transition smoother and ease concerns of both parties. . . . keep reading

What To Expect in a Home Inspection
During a home inspection, the home inspector will concentrate on the condition and structure of your home and point out observed safety concerns . . . keep reading

What Not To Expect in a Home Inspection
Home Inspectors do not do any destructive testing, nor do they have x-ray vision . . . keep reading

Find A Qualified Home Inspector
At the present time, not all states require that home inspectors be licensed. It is because of this lack of licensure, that it is so important for you to choose a home inspector who adheres to the NAHI Standards of Practice/Code of Ethics . . . keep reading

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