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HOMEAuthority

http://www.homeauthority.biz

Workphone: 703.675.5452
Mobile: 703.675.5452

Arlington, VA 22205

Jim Vaughn

   Jim Vaughn, Owner/Operator of HOMEAuthority provides pre-purchase residential and light commercial inspections in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Homeowner consultations are also available.

   Jim's home inspection career started in 1986 at HomePro in Falls Church, VA after working in both commercial and residential construction. During his time at HomePro, Jim was a classroom instructor in HomePro's Inspector Training Academy, and also field trained inspectors. In 1992 Jim left HomePro to open HOMEAuthority. 

   Jim is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) #101414, and a Virginia Certified Inspector (VACHI) #3380 000287. Jim is NRSB Certified. Jim is active in the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors (NOVA ASHI), is a member of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors (VAREI), and is also a VAREI board member. Jim attends local, regional, and national conferences and seminars to to keep current on the latest changes in residential construction and technology and to maintain continuing education credits in excess of ASHI requirements.

   Computer reports with captioned photos are standard. Reports can be picked up via the Client Login button at http://www.homeauthority.biz

Radon and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing are available.

   Jim can be reached at 703.675.5452 voice or text, by email at jim@homeauthority.biz or by filling out the contact form at http://www.homeauthority.biz

It's not just a home inspection - it's an education.

 



Qualifications:

ASHI #101414, VAREI, NOVA ASHI, Virginia Certified Home Inspector #3380 000287, Master Inspector by Peer Review

About:

Full time inspector since 1986 with a background in commercial and residential construction. Formerly trained inspectors - classroom and field. Currently inspecting in Northern Virginia and DC. Homeowner consultations available.


Testimonials

Excellent job, very thorough and answered all our questions. Came highly recommended and now we know why!
- E.H., November 2016
very thorough inspection
- M.S., October 2016
Wonderful inspector, Highly recommend Home Authority - they know what they are doing!
- I.M., April 2015
The BEST inspector around... you can't go wrong with Jim!
- G.M., April 2015
I was not surprised to see that Jim was previously an instructor as he took the time to educate me and my husband about all facets of our home during our first inspection. He was extremely patient with our questions and I learned a great deal. We sincerely appreciated Jim's commitment to ensuring we purchased the best home possible.
- B.W., June 2014
Jim, You are a very knowledgeable professional! Thank you for performing the home inspection on the condo.
- N.S., July 2013
Jim, Thank you so much for spending a dreary Saturday with us. You throughly inspected all aspects of my clients prospective home. As you checked for potential problems, you offered advice and recommendations to my client assuring him the house was sound and any minor issues he could even address.
- C.P., January 2013
Excellent work, and very attentive to details. I am very glad that he was able to survey this property and I would certainly recommend him.
- Q.R., December 2012
Jim was very thorough and professional. I highly recommend him.
- S.S., June 2012
Great job.
- H.N., April 2012
Jim was friendly, professional, and always willing to explain his findings thoroughly.
- B.P., Washington DC, September 2011
Jim was extremely thorough, patient, professional yet friendly. We highly recommend him and his services, and will call upon him again when buying our next home.
- L.L., May 2011
Great inspector. Took his time, explained in detail not only problems with the property, but also how to best maintain the property. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality inspector.
- J.V., March 2011
Very competent and thorough.
- G.G., February 2011
Thank you, Jim!
- R.G., January 2011
Jim was great explained everything that we were looking at in the house. He went above and beyond what a typical inspector would. I will be using him for home inspections in the future.
- A.J., December 2010
I love the way you do your Report! Also, Excellent job of Home Inspection. Thank you Jim so much..... Have a Happy Holidays. Nihal Beidas/ Long & Foster
- N.B., December 2010
I have been doing this for a long time and I love love love Jim Vaughn. Professional and a pleasure to work with! Always my number one recommendation! Pamela Dargue Keller Williams
- L.B., Fairfax Station VA, November 2010
Jim thanks for your excellent service, clear and simple explanations for my first time home buyer.
- R.G., October 2010
Very Professional and personable. I would recommend him to anyone.
- C.D., July 2010
Jim!! Great job.....thanks!!
- C.T., May 2010
Jim is extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. I have used him for many inspections and he is very insightful and knows homes and their issues extremely well. I recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
- N.G., May 2010
I was very pleased with the quality and detail of the inspection. Jim was very patient and knew exactly how to communicate very technical information to ensure it was easily understood. His insight and recommendations were very helpful. I would highly recommend HomeAuthority to others looking for a friendly quality home inspections service. Thanks Jim!
- E.F., May 2010
Thanks Jim, you were great!
- B.B., Fairfax Station VA, March 2010
Jim took the time to explain what was wrong with the property and give me solutions. He even helped the contractor fix my washing machine!
- K.R., March 2010
Jim has a very keen eye and picks up on so much during his inspections. I recommend him without any reservation.
- N.G., February 2010