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Keep Basements Dry – Check Your Drains and Gutters

Published by American Society of Home Inspectors

Here is a great article from the ASHI Archives to remind us after the recent storms to keep our drains and gutters clean.

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real-estate-homebuyerShould Sellers Pay for a Home Inspection? 

Published by Fox Business 
One of the most common ways to sink a home sale or lower the bidding price is a surprise finding in a home inspection, and this is prompting some sellers to take the precautionary step of having an inspection before listing.

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Avoid extensive repairs by winterizing your home this fall

Published by BizFinder

“While staying warm is top of mind for many homeowners this upcoming winter, it is important to note that in order to stay warm and dry, homes must first be functioning properly,” says Bill Jacques, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) president. Read More

10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with a property and allow you to make an informed decision. Ask these questions to prospective home inspectors: Read More

How safe is your deck?

More than half of all decks in the U.S. are not built to code and in need of repair or replacement; millions are built incorrectly, have not been properly maintained or are beyond their lifespan of approximately 10-15 years. Since 2003, there have been thousands of reported injuries and more than: Read More

ASHI Survey Reveals Home Inspections Boost
Homebuyer Confidence in 88% of U.S. Adults

Published by American Society of Home Inspectors

Results indicate adults are more likely to purchase a distressed property, including foreclosures and short sales, following a professional home inspection. Read More