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Why Are Home Inspections Important?

A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home.  The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home. A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make.  A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the […]

AHIT product manager featured in article

Janet Thomson's article, "Home inspections: What they are and why you should get one," published May 24, 2017, on, discussed what home inspections are and why they are important.

Market frenzy means risk for buyers, less work for home inspectors

The mentality is in favor of taking risk because property values are quickly rising, but the reality is buyers don’t understand how expensive what they don’t see could get.

AHIT releases updated “A Practical Guide to Home Inspection”

The cover-to-cover update offers home inspectors the latest information on codes, products and practices and features more visuals and diagrams.

There’s no crystal ball in home inspection

As much as it would help the buyer in their decision to purchase a home, home inspectors can't foresee what will happen once the buyer moves in. Simply put, there isn't a crystal ball to look into to see the future.

Increase in Seattle home sales sparks shortage of home inspectors

The real estate market in Seattle has become so heated there often aren’t enough inspectors and appraisers to keep up with the growing demand, a dilemma that's creating more risk and extra costs for homebuyers.
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Help clients prepare their homes for natural disasters

September has been designated National Preparedness Month and who better to help homeowners prepare their homes for natural disasters than home inspectors.

Home inspector licensing might become law in Ontario, Canada

As things stand today, consumers can go online, fill out some forms, pay a fee and receive a certificate that proclaims they are a home inspector within days.

Handling disclosure requests and recommendations for fixes

Sharing findings with sellers — whether in casual conversation, spirited debate or by written report — or even having sellers in the room listening to the inspection report presentation, has its pitfalls.

Radon testing: A necessary skill for home inspectors

With radon affecting so many areas of the country, homeowners will look to home inspection professionals who have the skill set and credentials to detect this potentially deadly gas in their homes.