The Home Reference Book

The Encyclopedia of Homes

The Home Reference Book was first published in 1989 as a Report Writing System for Carson Dunlop’s home inspection business. We recognized that a good inspection needed a professional report.

Over the years, we have continued to refine and enhance The Home Reference Book to make it one of the most technical and comprehensive yet user-friendly books on the market.

Home inspectors throughout North America have:

  • Used The Home Reference Book as an educational text for themselves.
  • Adopted The Home Reference Book as a Report Writing System.
  • Used it as an effective marketing tool, giving it to clients and real estate professionals.
The Home Reference Book, encyclopedia of homes - Carson Dunlop

The Home Reference Book is used by home inspectors as a report writing tool, by schools and colleges for their home inspection training programs, and by real estate professionals as a gift to consumers to help them understand their home.

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Our inspectors look for thousands of different conditions in homes. These images provide a glimpse into a home inspector’s head. You can also expect to find them embedded in your inspection report to make understanding your property a little easier. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!
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