Southern California Home Inspections

Written by Seth Cotterell
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It is an unfortunate fact that many people rush into buying a house before they know what they're getting into. Either the excitement of purchasing a home or simply being unprepared causes too many people to make a bad investment in a home that is not what it appears. As many new home owners quickly discover, a house may look good, but there is trouble that lies beneath the surface.

Home repairs can be costly, adding to the expense of buying a house. These sorts of problems can be avoided with a simple examination of the home before you buy it. Home inspections performed by qualified professional inspectors will identify faults and defects before you buy a house. This is the only way to know for sure what condition a house is in before you make such a major investment.

Certified Southern California Home Inspections

In Southern California, home inspectors can be certified by a handful of agencies. These agencies are usually non-profit groups that establish voluntary standards for home inspections. Such groups include ASHI, the American Society of Home Inspectors, CREIA, the California Real Estate Inspection Association, and NACHI, the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. These groups enforce codes of ethics and establish standards and practices for members.

Southern California home inspections conducted by a professional certified by one of these organizations are incredibly thorough examinations that will identify weaknesses and faults before you make your final purchasing decision. Inspectors will produce a written or digital report detailing the condition of a house for you to review. Reports can either be printed or accessed online.

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