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    Default History of Home Inspection

    Hey all,

    First, a disclaimer. It's impossible to cover the rich and complex history of home inspection in a single article.

    But if you are curious about some of the details of how the home inspection industry got started, check out our latest story here: http://www.workingre.com/history-of-home-inspection-2/

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    Default Re: History of Home Inspection

    OMG there are two of them hhahaha


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    [QUOTE=Isaac Peck;276227]Hey all,

    First, a disclaimer. It's impossible to cover the rich and complex history of home inspection in a single article.

    It would not have been so difficult if a little more research was done. A number of ASHI charter members were operating home inspection companies full-time in the 1950's.


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    Default Re: History of Home Inspection

    It would be great if you could also share some printables that we can showcase at our office, website etc. to clients. for example: home inspection checklist for monsoon, winter, etc.
    gutter cleaning checklist, fence checklist, etc..

    Last edited by JamesWay; 03-17-2022 at 10:07 AM.

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    Default Re: History of Home Inspection

    I am astounded that the requirement stemming from the California decision about nondisclosure of pre-existing defects ended up with realtors simply saying, "Here's what the seller filled out, and of course it's a good idea to hire a home inspector." Dubious diligence.

    Recently I looked at Ohio's requirements for realtor licenses, and then at the Table Of Contents for a textbook used for the 120 hr course required before sitting for their exam. I didn't see anything about building codes. A realtor even doesn't have to know how to look up a building's permit/inspection history, and what you don't know you can't disclose.

    This would all work out well enough if all HIs were highly competent, but you know as well as I that there are duds out there, with and without ASHI or InterNaCHI membership or (where required) jurisdictional licensure. It seems to me that realtors should be able to carry at least some of the weight. Do they, in some jurisdictions?


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