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The Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice (SOP) is unique from other States. Read the blog for insight on what makes a MA Home Inspection different from other States.

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2009 

If you haven't already read the CPSC Warning then read it here. As of January 28, 2009 the USFA already classifies this holiday as one of the deadliest in recent memory. When inspecting the heating equipment, think about photographing or recording the service tag (or lack of service tag) for your...
01/30/2009
Most of the home inspection reports I review start off with one of the following; 1) Too much CYA contract type stuff, 2) Too much general house information, or 3) Right into the condition evaluation.  Each of these methods typically loses the average reader.  Remember the reader, the client, mos...
01/28/2009
This was announced from the Consumer Products Safety Commission. CPSC Warns of Deadly Fire and Carbon Monoxide Hazards with Winter Home Heating WASHINGTON, D.C. - According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), there have been more than 150 residential fires that resulted in more than 200 death...
01/28/2009
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Are pie charts a distraction or added value in a home inspection report? Below are two pie charts from a home inspection report using the ASHI terms; Not Inspected, Inspected, Significantly Deficient, Near End of Service life.  The Exterior has around 20 components listed in the ASHI SOP so you c...
01/27/2009
WOW a new Home Inspector As a professional in the real estate industry. Do you have any Words Of Wisdom for a new home inspector? My next training class for Associate Home Inspectors is just around the corner. In addition to the technical training, it would be nice to pass along Words Of Wisdom t...
01/27/2009
The “Condition” of The Home By: James Mushinsky – Centsable Inspec...
01/26/2009
First Time Buyers Top 5 List for Reading A Home Inspection Report By: James Mushinsky – Centsable Inspection – January 200...
01/25/2009
Its not often that I get surprised by a Standard of Practice.  However, I happen to be reading the definitions in the Standard of Practice and I found a definition for "Cheating". This certainly took me by surprise.  I'm not sure if I want to know the stories behind the justification of the term ...
01/24/2009
Photographs can add a lot of value to a home inspection report.  How do you get that balance between photo clarity and file size?  I have a 6.0 megapixel camera and was taking photos at 2816x2112 resolution.  The photos look great, however the file size is about 1.0-1.5 MB per photo. The file siz...
01/23/2009
Inspection reports sometimes get large, or maybe just enough to hit the quota on you're clients mailbox.  Some of the commerical software packages off hosting services.  Another option is Microsoft's Live Office or the Microsoft Skydrive.  Simple to use, and the first 5 GB is free.  Is anyone usi...
01/20/2009
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The Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice (SOP) is unique from other States. Read the blog for insight on what makes a MA Home Inspection different from other States.