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Planning on buying a house? It might be a good idea to hire a private home inspections company to get a accurate professional assessment of the structure and mechanical systems of the house prior to buying the house. Home Buying Guide
The few hundred dollars the inspectors charge for a home inspection may save you thousands.
If your home was built before the mid to late 1970's before home inspections were required it is possible that your home has never been inspected. Including the electric, heating, plumbing, as well as the structural design of your home.
Also between this period untill 1985 state certification of home inspectors was not required, Texas was the first state to require licensing of home inspectors.
It is recommended to choose a inspector that is a member of at least one of the following organizations:
- American Institute of Inspectors (AII)
- American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
- Foundation of Real Estate Appraisers (FREA)
- National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI)