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Requesting Repairs vs. Price Adjustments

When purchasing a property, a home inspector will assess the home's condition, including all systems, structures, and appliances. Finding defects and issues throughout the inspection is extremely common, even on newly constructed homes.

By: Chris Karczewski read full article

What is an FHA Loan?

The FHA Loan is a government-backed, low down payment mortgage, making homeownership affordable and accessible for many Americans. An FHA Loan is an excellent option for first-time homebuyers, as the required minimum down payment and credit score requirements are much lower than other mortgage rates

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Moisture Meters: A Piece of a Damp Puzzle

Water is the archnemesis of homes and home inspectors. Able to spread pervasively and rapidly, water can quickly cause a lot of damage to virtually every inch of a property. So, whether your client has a leaky pipe or a flooded crawl space, it’s in both of your best interests to identify water damage during your inspection.

By: Stephanie Jaynes Member Exclusive

Never, Ever Miss These Stairway Problems

Never, ever, ever miss issues with steps during your inspection. People fall on stairways and get hurt!

By: Tom Feiza Member Exclusive

So Many Resources

ASHI and its large network of professional, certified home inspectors are committed to maintaining high standards across the profession—and the organization is also committed to supporting its members in their home inspection careers. As part of that commitment, the ASHI Affiliate Member program is a way that home inspectors can access the products and services they need to enhance their businesses.

By: Laura Rote Member Exclusive
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ASHI Reporter this month

Tips for Hidden Defects

Concealed defects in homes are often found in crawl spaces, basements, attics, and behind the siding. By concealed, let’s say they are hard to find. Moisture is the main culprit. Here are some tips for finding those problem areas.