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Old 04-29-2010, 05:28 AM
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Building a new home in Prince William County in Gainesville, VA and have to provide names for a pre drywall home inspection.

I have a couple of questions regarding Home Inspectors.

How do i find a home inspector? are their certifications they should have? Should they be licensed in the State, County?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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Here is the firm we used last spring. Since our home was new construction we did both pre-drywall and final. She was highly recommended to us by neighbors. We contacted Judy and felt she did a very thorough inspection.

FAIRVIEW Home Inspections, LLC
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:29 PM
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We just discovered a great firm, "On Solid Ground Home Inspections." The owner's name is Jerry Schwartz and he has been doing inspections since 1984, I think. Seems like a nice guy and seems to know what he's doing. Also he is vet; he served in Afghanistan with the VA Air Nat'l Guard.

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:43 PM
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Certification of home inspectors is voluntary in Virginia. So, basically, if I wanted to be a home inspector tomorrow, I could. Well, maybe Friday...it might take a few days to get business cards printed. Oh, need to get a flashlight too...

There are trade associations like ASHI that home inspectors can join if they want to....membership in same at least means a home inspector is serious enough pay dues.

So, it's definitely caveat emptor when it comes to home inspectors...
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