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Division Delays Home Inspector Licensing

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In a statement issued October 11, 2019, the Division of Real Estate advised that it will not enforce the November 1, 2019 licensing deadline for new home inspectors. The Ohio Home Inspector Program will be on hold until the Division adopts new administrative rules for the program, which are currently pending. The administrative rules, a… Read more

Updates to Home Inspection Rules

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UPDATED SEPTEMBER 12, 2019: As of Thursday, September 5th, 2019,  the Home Inspection Board approved the draft of the Ohio Administrative Rules for the state of Ohio and will be available for public comment. For the latest news regarding the home inspector program, visit the Department of Commerce’s Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing website…. Read more

What to Look for in a Pre-Drywall Inspection

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Home inspection is an essential part of the construction process. A high-quality build should have a thorough review before the team hangs the drywall. That’s to make sure everything is up to code and meets the developer’s standards. Drywall can hide many deficiencies in the beams, insulation and other foundational parts of the home. This… Read more

Home Inspectors: Accurate Mold Testing

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Many homeowners are unaware that mold can be lurking throughout their home without them knowing it. Mold testing is crucial because it needs to be remedied properly if it is found in a house before it can be sold. The following guide walks you through what you need to know to accurately test for mold… Read more

Home Inspectors: Water Quality Testing

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There are many times when the water in a home seems fine because nothing abnormal is seen in the water and it doesn’t have an odd smell to it. The fact is, there could be issues that aren’t easily noticed or detectable without extensive testing. The following guide walks you through what to remember when… Read more

Division of Real Estate Issues Home Inspector Program Update

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The Division of Real Estate has issued an update on the implementation of the new Ohio Home Inspector Program, which was signed in to law on January 4, 2019. The law mandates licensure of any provider of home inspection services. The law becomes effective on April 5, 2019, but is not operational until the Governor… Read more

How to Grow Your Home Inspection Business

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Over 5 million pre-existing homes are sold each year. Homes that are being purchased with a mortgage loan will have to be inspected. If you are a home inspector, you know all too well how competitive this industry is. Finding ways to make your business stand out from others in your area is essential. Are… Read more

How to Market Your Home Inspection Business

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Being a home inspector can be a very rewarding job. Having success in this industry will require you to provide excellent customer service and to have a bit of marketing savvy. Edging out your competition will be much easier when developing a comprehensive marketing strategy. Studies show that companies who have a consistent brand presentation… Read more

Four Ways a Plumber Can Help Determine if a Home is Worth Flipping

Appraisal, Blog, Home Inspection

Flipping a house can be a great way to make a lot of money within a fairly short period of time. In order for a house flip to be as lucrative as it can be, there needs to be a minimal investment in the remodeling that needs to happen. A great way to ensure that… Read more

How to Inspect a Home for Aging in Place

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By 2030, one out of every three Americans will be 50 years of age, or older and one in five will be 65 or older. It is estimated that 87 percent of adults over the age of 65 want to remain in their current home and community as they grow older. Unfortunately, as a person… Read more

Inspecting a Tiny House

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The tiny house movement is one that has gained quite a bit of momentum in the past few years. This trend attracts a new wave of buyers and sellers from diverse backgrounds. In fact, according to a recent survey, the largest group of tiny house owners included individuals who had a bachelor’s degree and earned… Read more

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