ASHI Certified Inspector

ASHI Certified Inspector
Member Since 1993

Jim Vaughn


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ASHI Standard of Practice

The ASHI Standard of Practice is the foundation that all ASHI members conduct their home inspections upon. Adhering to the Standard puts our members in the best position to provide an effective and informative service to their clients, and help them make a sound decision on their new home.

The Standard of Practice covers the following areas:

  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Structural Systems
  • Exterior
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring
  • Solid Fuel Burning Appliances
  • Heating Systems
  • Interior
  • Insulation And Ventilation
  • Roof System
Property Types
  • Commercial Property Inspections
  • High End Homes/ Estates
  • Historic Homes
  • Log Homes
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Multi-Family Homes (Condos/Apartments)
  • New Construction Inspections
  • Single-Family Homes
  • Townhouses/Villas
  • English

Additional Services

Learn more about these additional services.
  • EIFS/Stucco
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Mold Testing
  • Pre-Drywall Inspections
  • Radon Testing
  • Sewer Lateral Inspection/Scan


Jim Vaughn, owner of HOMEAuthority, is an ASHI Certified Inspector providing property inspections, consultations and other inspection related services in the greater Washington DC metro area since 1986. Jim inspects in Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland. A Virginia and Maryland Licensed Inspector, Jim is an active member of NOVA ASHI and has been involved with VAREI (Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors) since that organization was formed. Although a specialist in historic homes, Jim is comfortable with any age or style of residence. Reports are digital with captioned photos - typically provided within 24 to 72 hours. Jim also offers mold, indoor air quality (IAQ) and radon testing. Jim can be reached through his website: As an accomplished professional Jim continues to maintain credentials and stay current with advancements in construction and building technology by attending local, state, and regional conferences and seminars.


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Maryland 34991
Exp: 5/19/2025

Virginia 3380000287
Exp: 3/31/2024

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