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4 Reasons Why Home Inspectors Don’t Carry Insurance (And Why You Really Should)

By Tanner Weyland / June 15, 2022

Why carry home inspector insurance? You might have had this question for yourself. Or you might be the type of inspector who puts off getting insurance until after you’ve had a negative experience, like Tony Escamilla of Villa Home Inspections in California. Earlier in his career, Escamilla felt that insurance was optional for experienced inspectors…

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Manufactured Homes: Home Inspecting a Prefab

By Tanner Weyland / May 15, 2022

Mobile homes (currently known as manufactured homes) are becoming a popular option for affordable homeownership, especially with the median price of a typical single-family home going up by about 20 percent this past year. As a home inspector, expect to see many more manufactured homes in your inspection career, regardless of whether you seek them or…

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Home Inspectors: Protect Yourself Better Against Snakes

By Tanner Weyland / April 15, 2022

As a home inspector, protecting yourself from snakes may not feel like a priority. Other dangers—such as lawsuits, falling off the roof, or encountering a territorial dog—may seem like more present concerns. However, you’ll be kicking yourself for not preparing better if you come face-to-face with one of our scaly neighbors in a cramped crawlspace…

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Out of Bounds: Claims Outside the Standards of Practice

By Tanner Weyland / March 15, 2022

  During any sporting event there are many focuses of our attention: the players, the ball, the referee. It is rare, however, to hear a fan say, “I just couldn’t take my eyes off the boundary line!” Yet, despite being the least exciting part, the borders of the playfield are secretly the MVPs of most…

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An Agreement Disagreement: A Home Inspection Insurance Claim

By Tanner Weyland / February 15, 2022

The following is a real home inspection insurance claim from our insurance claim archives. To protect the insured’s identity, all identifiable characteristics—including names, associations, and locations—have been omitted or removed. Nine months after performing an inspection on a small, remodeled townhome, one of our home inspectors received a letter from their client. It alleged that…

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Chad Fabry: Quality Takes Time

By Tanner Weyland / January 15, 2022

In our Inspector Spotlight series, we take a closer look at individual home inspectors making an impact on the inspection industry. The question is often asked of home inspectors, “Which type of house would you rather inspect: older, time-worn houses or their sparkling new counterparts?” For many, the obvious answer would be to inspect new…

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