Home Inspection 101

If you are interested in the process of home inspections, common defects that are found on homes, or in becoming a home inspector, you will find this section chock full of pertinent information.

Consumers
Take a tour - Our "Take a Virtual Tour" link wisks you over to the Virtual Tour page at the national organization's (ASHI's) website. Click on Take the Tour and use the controls at the bottom of the graphic to steer your way through the tour. Remember to click BACK in your browser to return here!

Test Your Knowledge - Have some fun with our “ What’s Wrong with this Picture” section. Guess the defect shown in the picture, then click on the picture to read the explanation.

Prospective Home Inspectors
If you are interested in becoming a home inspector, we answer commonly asked questions ("How to Become a Home Inspector") and summarize the different New England state licensing requirements for home inspectors.

If you are serious about pursuing a career in home inspection, we recommend that you join ASHI® (the national organization) and ASHI® New England, and begin attending Chapter meetings so that you can network and learn from some of the most experienced home inspectors in the profession. More info on How to Join.