Arizona ranked #3 in home inspections

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Integrity First

I ran across this information while reviewing some on line information about home inspectors. AZ is ranked #3 in the strongest requirements for home inspectors due to their accredidation, licensing and apprentice requirements. A strong home inspection gives both buyers and sellers confidence that they have a quality residence they are selling or buying and there are no surprises that come up which costs home buyers and sellers the costs of major repairs. It also proves that real estate agents who work with quality home inspectors provide the best services for their clients and preserve future real estate sales and referrals from satisfied clients. We work with AZ Comprehensive Property Inspections which are great as you can go online to schedule your appointments and their reports are very easy to read and the information is reliable. So far we have not had any other inspection company come close to matching their reliability and dedication to the home inspection business. I hope you find the following information helpful.

The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has ranked the home inspection regulation laws in the United States, weighing them on 13 criteria, including testing requirements, standards of practice, codes of ethics, and enforceability.

In the last 10 years, 28 states have enacted some form of home inspection regulation.

In the study, Louisiana has ranked first since it passed a strong inspection law after Hurricane Katrina.

Meanwhile, California has been ranked last for two years because several of its provisions - including its "prohibited acts" provision, which outlines an inspector's code of ethics - cannot be enforced. North Dakota and Georgia also rounded out the bottom spots for home inspection regulation laws, according to the study.

Here are the top 15 states with the strongest home inspection regulation laws:

  1. Louisiana
  2. New Jersey
  3. Arizona
  4. Texas
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Connecticut
  7. North Carolina
  8. Arkansas
  9. Indiana
  10. Rhode Island
  11. West Virginia
  12. South Dakota
  13. Tennessee
  14. Mississippi
  15. Virginia


Source: American Society of Home Inspectors (01/03/07)

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LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet - Joliet, IL
Thanks Jody. That is really interesting to me. I've worked with a few inspectors in Illinois and some things totally surprise me. I'll have to check to see where Illinois is just to have that information. Thanks again and have a great year!
Jan 07, 2008 06:36 AM #1
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Paul Guenther
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Jody,

 Are you still in the business?  Doesn't look like you have done a post in over 2 years?

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