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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.

Beware excessive heat during home inspections

Even a perfectly clear day can limit an inspector's ability to perform an inspection. Home inspections performed during times of excessive heat should be done with care.

CSST safety concerns: AHIT instructor answers questions

Fred Buck, a home inspector since 1982 who works for King Inspections, Inc. in San Antonio and a field training instructor for American Home Inspectors Training Institute, answered some questions about CSST for AHIT.

AHIT Success Story: Jim Ullom of Certified Home Inspections

AHIT asked Jim Ullom about how he built a successful home inspection business in Northwest Indiana, what he might have done differently and his best advice for today’s home inspectors.

Top 10 traits of a great home inspector

One of the most important steps when buying a home is to have it inspected. The inspection can reveal problems as well as give the buyer peace of mind.

Catching up with home inspector Kevin O’Malley

American Home Inspection Training Institute asked O’Malley about his career, tips for being a successful home inspector and his thoughts about home inspection’s future.

Condo buyers need home inspections, too

Those buying a condo may think that they are in the clear when it comes to needing a home inspection. But that's not necessarily so.

State licensing: Is it important (even necessary) for the industry?

Whether a home inspector has to be licensed or abide by specific regulations to practice varies by state. Some states have no professional requirements for home inspectors.

Home inspection: A great low-cost business

On the low side at $2,000, the costs are very much in line with businesses like janitorial or house-cleaning services, where business owners constantly must restock cleaning supplies.