Inspection News

Texas Legislation Update

Texas legislation happens every other year, this 2017 year’s legislation is comping up. Texas legislation begins in Austin on January 10. The legislation can only discuss bills, they cannot take action for the first 60 days. The legislation doesn’t meet on weekends until the last leg of the legislation season. That leaves about 60 days for our legislatures to make laws that affect you. your property, and your business’ every day. Currently there are over 800 bills to be considered, history suggest that number could easily rise above 6,000.

Lone Star ASHI Gala Christmas Party

The Annual Lone Star ASHI Christmas Party has it’s third round at Craig and Deidre Lemmon’s home, and we couldn’t have had a more lavish backdrop for our evening of fellowship. It was a grand evening, as usual. The LSASHI Members who could not attend were missed. 15284897_10211370996541348_3832232344352188451_n

Members Needed for the TREC Inspector Committee

The Texas Real Estate Commission invites interested persons to apply for appointment to the Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee. The Inspector Committee is an advisory committee consisting of both inspector and public members. The Commission is seeking individuals interested in both the inspector and public member positions.

The purpose of the Committee is to make recommendations to the Commission regarding a variety of inspection-related matters with the goal of ensuring a high degree of service to, and protection of, the public.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment as a public member cannot hold occupational licenses in the real estate field (e.g. appraiser, real estate broker or sales agent, mortgage broker, etc.); however, a municipal development planner, construction or safety code enforcement official, commercial banker, CPA or attorney is permitted. The Committee is permitted to meet via teleconference; however, some travel to Austin may be necessary.

Inspector members serve for six-year terms. Public members serve for two-year terms. While Committee members may be reimbursed for travel expenses, members are not compensated for their time.

Individuals wishing to be considered for appointment as a member of the committee should send a letter of interest and a current resume to the Texas Real Estate Commission, Attn: Executive Director Douglas Oldmixon, PO Box 12188 Austin, TX 78711-2188 or by e-mail to executive.director@trec.texas.gov

State Fair Of Texas Home Inspectors Appreciation Day

A wonderful time was had by all attendees of the inaugural Inspectors Appreciation Day at the State Fair of Texas, and it was unanimously agreed upon that this shall become an annual event. We h14725498_10210787535475186_6691026385482557487_nope to see home inspectors or all stripes and affiliations at the first annal event this coming September.

 

THE TAR STATE CONVENTION EXPO IN GALVESTON WAS A LSASHI SUCCESS!

We had it made in the shade at the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR) State Conference Expo. Our booth was in a choice location, right in front of the entrance/exit. One
could not enter or leave without seeing the Lone Star ASHI booth. Our booth graphics, volunteers and marketing items were outstanding as always, drawing in many TAR Expo attendees. And we had great neighbors; the Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee (TREPAC) were there next door. Win-Win! Our booth was manned by LSASHI Members Pat Evers, Craig Lemmon, Don Stafford, and Bud Rozell; along with Pat’s and Craig’s spouces (thank you). The Booth was set up the day before and then the island was thoroughly explored. A great gulf coast getaway. Dinner at Gadio’s followed the Expo. Lone Star ASHI had a large time meeting and greeting Realtors from all over the state.

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NEW SOP POCKET EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

Now you can take the Inspector Standards of Practice with you anywhere you go. TREC staff has put together this version of the SOPs, which is small enough to fit in your back pocket. This version of the SOP is color coded by section so that you can find what you’re looking for with ease:

pdf iconPocket SOP

To print out your own copy of this handy tool, use the link above to download the pdf, then print as follows:

  1. Printer orientation must be set to “Landscape” mode.
  2. Print on both sides – flip pages on the “short” end.
  3. Print in color.