Best States for a Home Inspection

Home inspection regulation laws are put in place to protect the homeowner from unscrupulous inspectors who may profit from making recommendations for repairs or are in cahoots with unethical real estate agents. In the last 10 years, 28 states have enacted some form of home inspection regulation. Are these laws enough to protect the interests of consumers? What about the 19 states that have no laws governing home inspection?

Here’s a list from the ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) in order of best to worst states for a home inspection. And some tips for hiring a home inspector.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Larry

    Great picture and glad to see Arizona high on the list.

  • Laura

    Thanks for that C&H. The tips for hiring an inspector are especially helpful.

  • John Gubler

    Thanks for info. Building a house … Thanks for the tips!