NSPIRE Final Rule Published : A New Era Begins for Commercial Building Inspections

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) got the NSPIRE final rule published, and has put forth a game-changing regulation that will redefine how we conduct and evaluate physical inspections in HUD-assisted housing. The final rule for the National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE), promises to strengthen HUD’s physical […]

The Professional Standards Used for Commercial Property Inspection

As commercial property owners and managers, complying with the regulations set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is critical to ensure the safety and habitability of your properties. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspection is a primary tool used to evaluate the physical condition of commercial and residential properties, ensuring they […]

What is a HUD REAC Inspection?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for regulating and ensuring the safety and habitability of commercial and residential properties. One way they achieve this is through the use of the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspection, which offers standards for the evaluation and assessment of the physical condition of properties and […]

The Basics of a REAC Inspection Checklist

As a company that offers expert building inspection services and training, we understand the importance of ensuring that your commercial or residential building meets the necessary standards for safety and habitability. One tool that is commonly used to assess the condition of a property is the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspection Checklist, determined by […]

The NSPIRE Requirement that Nobody is Talking About

There is so much talk about NSPIRE these days, but there is one NSPIRE requirement that nobody seems to be emphasizing: NSPIRE will significantly increase the number of mandatory 24 hour repairs, and will require that nearly every other defect be repaired within 30 days. For landlords and property managers, this means that they must […]

How to Prepare for a REAC Inspection

Building owners and property managers who provide housing to HUD residents (Housing and Urban Development) are required to have inspections of those properties. HUD collaborates with owners, inspectors, agencies and more to complete REAC (Real Estate Assessment Center) inspections to ensure compliance with the condition of the property. With the help of a consultant, REAC […]

Updates on NSPIRE Implementation for Public Housing in 2023

Latest Updates on NSPIRE Implementation On October 31, 2022, some of us at The Inspection Group joined representatives from HUD along with PHA staff and private management companies in Cleveland, Ohio to hear more about the rollout of NSPIRE and recent developments related to the standard. The short version of the story is that HUD […]

Understanding HUD REAC Inspections

Property inspections may feel daunting but our group of consultants offers strategies to help clients get the highest possible score on REAC inspections. As REAC consultants, we offer a variety of services, but most of all we work to save clients time and money on unnecessary changes while focusing on the real inspection details. While […]

What is NSPIRE? The New National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate

The Inspection Group offers consulting and support services to help clients with building inspections, along with providing key information and understanding about changes to how inspections work. In 2023 the REAC inspection protocols are being replaced by NSPIRE (National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate), which features new standards, protocols, and procedures for […]

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