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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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2010 

I was recently informed that the FY2009 annual report from the Division of Professional Licensure is now available. The report may be obtained online from http://www.mass.gov/Eoca/docs/dpl/fy2009.pdf In the Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons section I find it interestin...
01/27/2010
Online advertising has advantages and disadvantages depending upon your point of view.  While it may be nice to update a web page with new information.  What happens when you want to find the information as it was? United Inspection Service has created a new website includes both a web page view ...
01/26/2010
The online tools available today for searching often overwhelm us with too many search results.  Often times the search results are cluttered with advertisements or websites that do not contain the search criteria. There is a difference between searching and "searching". For example a buyer may s...
01/26/2010
Many times a shiny new faucet and sink will make you feel good about the house.   A quick look in the kitchen sets a good impression. Following the water supply lines back to the water meter and we find lots of corrosion and even a pinhole leak. Most times the corrosion is visible, yet the leak m...
01/20/2010
A hillside view may be appealing to many people.  Remember that water runs down hill and what will that water do when it gets to your house.   Here is a photo of a creative way to divert the roof water. However, the ground water still makes it into the basement. Just in case you weren't thinking ...
01/17/2010
A home inspector working in Framingham MA is required to perform a home inspection to the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of Practice. A copy of the standard will be provided to the client by the home inspector.  The MA Home Inspector Standards of Practice is written for the professional h...
01/13/2010
Fuel costs and energy efficiency get a lot of discussion.  A big discount, rebate, or incentive progam may get some people to switch from oil to natural gas or vice versa.  I often see that the incentive may not include the installation and sometimes it becomes obvious where the short cuts were t...
01/12/2010
First impression, curb appeal, wow factor, or whatever the phrase is that gets our attention at the home.  I get to see many front entrances that look good, but also have signs of recent work.  Most times there is not an underlying problem yet sometimes you see nice finish work covering a problem...
01/12/2010
A busy year end of 2009 and a fast start to 2010 have kept me away from AR for a while.  (gotta get some AR points) I wanted to share this photo from a not-so-old-house (<15 yrs) and the side by side comparison of the flue used for natural gas burning appliances and the one used for wood burning....
01/10/2010
I have read many nice articles on active rain about the home inspection.  The general informatin is very good when your State does not license home inspectors.  Massachusetts licenses home inspectors and goes so far as to require that they distribute the Massachusetts Home Inspector Standards of ...
01/10/2010
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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.