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The customized CAHPI soft cover, Home Reference Book is an easy to use manual with over 450 informative pages and 550 color illustrations that are simple, attractive and informative. 

Published by Carson Dunlop, the
Home Reference Book is now in its 25th edition.  It is continually being refined and enhanced to make it one of the most comprehensive books used by inspectors throughout North America. 

The Home Reference Book, is used by home inspectors as a marketing tool, by Colleges and Universities for their home inspection training programs and by real estate professionals as a gift to consumers to help them understand more about their home.

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This book is a great tool for generating more business and referrals. Agents and clients alike would appreciate a tangible product serving as a reminder of a job well done.
Click here to read the review by the Canadian Home Inspector magazine editor, Dave Bottoms.

Personalize your books by attaching your business card or custom label to the blank area on the front cover. Clients will keep the book and remember your name when referring your services to family and friends.

CAHPI’s Home Reference Book is a valuable resource for your clients and is also available in e-book format.  The eBook includes built in search, bookmark and simplified navigation which makes this powerful resource even more impressive. Access the Home Reference Book through your smart phone, tablet or PC by using the Kindle App.  Please use promo code CAHPIEHRB to receive 30% off your order of CAHPI's Home Reference eBook.

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Special "combo" pricing is available when you purchase both the soft cover and e-book as a set.

This book provides system-by-system coverage of 9 distinct parts of the house including Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Exterior, Interior and Insulation. The CAHPI 2012 National Standards of Practice are included.

Below are some samples of the content from the CAHPI Home Reference Book.

  • Roofing, Flashings and Chimneys  - Talks about the effects of ice damming in cold climates
  • Exterior  - Explains lot grading and common problems
  • Structure  - Reviews beams and common problems
  • Life Cycles and Costs  - Contains a wealth of information on the normal life expectancy of house systems as well as the ballpark costs of replacing them


    The blue CAHPI "Home Reference Book" is an amazing success as a gift to my key Realtors. They absolutely love them!! I'm going to have to buy more. Thank you, – L Englehart, RHI, ACI

    “The best home inspection reference book bar none.” – RW

    “It sets me ahead of the competition. It is very well received by clients and realtors.” - RM

    “The Home Reference Book is amazing, and the wealth of information provided within it is an asset that will help me maintain my property.” – T. Henderson

    “I really like the Home Reference book. It is especially valuable for a first time home buyer.” 
    P. & S. Winter


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