Welcome to ISHI's Resource Directory* - your source for information related to home inspections and the building and construction industries. If you are a home inspector, please visit our "Products / Services" area for a comprehensive listing of providers. Don't forget to browse our "Online Store" for materials that are available immediately for purchase through ISHI!

If something's missing from the directory, please submit a link to our editorial staff for their review. If you find something you like, please email it to a friend. ISHI's Resource Directory is growing every day so be sure to check out our site regularly.

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ISHI Moving Services

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  3. Use our compressive moving checklist so that you don't forget anything.

Real Estate Auctions

      Buy real estate that the government has seized or no longer needs.


Renew Your Drivers License Online

      Click on your state to learn about getting or renewing your driver's license, registering your car, or   accessing other motor vehicle services.


Money and Taxes

     Benefits, Grants and Financial Assistance    


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Shopping and Auctions  

Buy new, seized and surplus merchandise from the government.


Having a problem with a product or service?

These consumer agencies and information sources may be able to help. (Please note that, other than the International Society of Home Inspectors site, the sites listed here are not affiliated with ISHI, so we cannot necessarily vouch for their accuracy or usefulness.)

Some starting points

U. S. Consumer Gateway
A clearinghouse of consumer information from federal agencies: ScamAlert! …provides current information on fraudulent and deceptive practices in the marketplace, including important law-enforcement contacts and tips for avoiding scams.

Federal Citizen Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009
Full-text versions of hundreds of federal consumer publications available free of charge from the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration.

U.S. Government Agencies 

Agriculture Dept.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Line
Food and Drug Administration
Housing and Urban Development

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Postal Service
Securities and Exchange Commission

Marketing Resources

1to1.com - The web site of Peppers and Rogers, masters of one-to-one marketing.
WSJ.com - A great daily overview of the day©ˆs business events. adage.com - Advertising Age©ˆs web site offers what the "big guys" of business do to market their businesses.
hocmag.net - Small Business Computing©ˆs site offers a wealth of resources for your home inspection marketing.

Administrative Marketing Tools

411. Com - Find people, businesses, and phone numbers.
USPS.com - The United States Post Office offers a tremendous amount of tools and resources to the small business owner!
Zipcode.com - Visit here if you need a zip code or a town listing.

Real Estate and Financial Sites

All Area Appraisal Affiliate Network - Certified Real Estate Appraisals
Fannie Mae - Mortgage Information Site
Folks On Line House Hunting - How To House Hunt
Home Buyers Fair - Mortgage Calculator, Relocation Guide
HomePath - An FHA Information Guide
Homesbyowner101.com - Homes For Sale By Owner 101 - Virtual Tour
HomeScout - Real Estate Search
HomeShark - The Buying Guide, Mortgages
HouseBid - Buy And Sell Real Estate, On-Line Bidding, IPIX Virtual Tour
HSH Associates - Mortgage And Consumer Loan Information
IRED - International Real Estate Directory, Mortgages, Insurance
Land Surveyors Online
NAR - National Association of Realtors
Quicken Financial Network - Mortgage And Banking Info, Investments
Real Estate Review Services - Quality Real Estate Services
Realty Locator Information Resources

Century21.com - Century 21's homebuyer and seller web site.
Remax.com - RE/MAX's homebuyer and seller web site.

State Agencies Offering General Consumer Advice 

Alabama Attorney General's Consumer Affairs Section
California Department of Consumer Affairs
Colorado Department of Consumer Protection
State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Delaware Attorney General's Office
Florida Attorney General's Office
Idaho Attorney General's Office
Illinois Attorney General's Office
Indiana Attorney General's Office
Iowa Attorney General's Office
Kentucky Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division
Maryland Attorney General's Office
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Department of Consumer & Industry Services
Minnesota Attorney General's Consumer Connection
Mississippi Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division
Montana State Office of Consumer Protection

New Hampshire
Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau
New Jersey
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
New York
New York Attorney General's Office
New York State Consumer Protection Board
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Ohio Consumers' Counsel
Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
Consumer Update Series
South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
South Dakota
Division of Consumer Protection
Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs
Texas Attorney General's Office
Division of Consumer Protection
Virginia Attorney General's Office
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Washington Attorney General's Office

Other Organizations Offering Help and Information 

Better Business Bureau
BBB Online
Consumers' CHECKBOOK (Bargains)
Consumer World
Educator Labs
HALT (an organization of Americans for Legal Reform)
Mayo Clinic

National Association of Attorneys General
National Charities Information Bureau
National Foundation for Consumer Credit
National Fraud Information Center

International Groups, Agencies, and Publications

Consumers International
Australian Consumers' Association
Consumer Affairs Bureau
Industry Canada Consumer Connection
National Consumer Agency
European Commission's Consumer Policy page
National Consumer Research Centre
Finland Consumers' Association
Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association
New Zealand
Consumers Online
United Kingdom
Consumer's Association

Consumer Advocacy Groups

American Council on Consumer Interests
Center for Auto Safety
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Consumer Federation of America

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
National Consumer Law Center

National Consumers League
Public Citizen
Public Interest Research Groups

Architecture and Engineering Sites

AAEE - American Academy Of Environmental Engineers
AEC - Architecture, Engineering, and Building Construction
ACEC - American Consulting Engineers Council
AIA - American Institute Of Architects
ASCE - American Society Of Civil Engineers
ASHRAE - American Society Of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers
ASTM - American Society For Testing Materials
CSI - Construction Specifications Institute
NABIE - National Academy Of Building Inspection Engineers
NAFE - National Academy Of Forensic Engineers
NSPE - National Society Of Professional Engineers

Building and Construction Sites

Bob Vila Web Site For Home Owner Tips
BOCA - Building Officials and Code Administrators International
Building Industry On Line
Council Of American Building Officials
Home Design On Line
Home Tips Home Improvement Tips and Buying Guide
nternational Code Council
About Construction Industry Channel
National Kitchens And Bath Association
National Association Of Home Builders
Plumbing Network
The Plumber
This Old House Home Owner and Remodeling Tips

Government Safety Sites

EPA Lead Information
EPA Radon Information
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Lead Information Center
National Safety Council
Underwriter's Laboratories




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