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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Montclair, CA

4.8
from 9 reviews
4.8
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Kurt did a great job at my client's home inspection. Planning to use him again in the near future."

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Very thorough and timely."

$180

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"When I contacted Hector at Home Inspectors California for a quote I found his pricing to be very reasonable and affordable. He scheduled my inspection on a day and time that was convenient for me. He was curtious and thoroughly professional throughout the inspection. The inspection report was comprehensive and he answered all of my questions. He did not pretend to be all knowing either, and directed me to the appropriate professionals for additional inquiry. I am very satisfied with his service and would highly recommend him to family and friends in the future."

$180

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"I would highly recommend James Moore to anyone that needs a very thorough professional home inspection. Friendly, professional service from the very first telephone call to the receiving of the actual inspection by email. I have had home inspections before recently and there is no comparison. These guys are great. "

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 13 years in business
"He's an honest guy that will give you an honest inspection!"

$240

estimated cost

5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Frank was timely and thorough and kind and capable. He did a great job and helped to put our buyers at ease. I highly recommend Frank Anarumo for your home inspection."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"James was on time and very thorough in his inspection. He provided us with a detailed, photographed online album of the areas of concern, along with recommendations. His attitude was pleasant and upbeat, yet professional. Overall, James’ Work was excellent and the price was appropriate."

$275

estimated cost

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5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"We are buying our 1st home and called A&A Property Inspection. Not only did their guy Elvis did the home inspection for us, but we ended up needing a mold inspection also and he had his Mold Inspector Bobby come out and saved us from some mold problems. Money well spent will be using you guys as soon as we get the new house. thank you thank you"
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4.9
from 44 reviews
4.9
(44)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 25 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"Tony drove a good distance to do an inspection on a home we are purchasing. He walked me thru the house and explained what he was looking for and things we can watch out for in the future. The 89 page report was easy to read and contained facts that would be helpful in the future. Very satisfied. Thanks Tony!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"James was on time and worked professionally. His inspection took about 90 minutes and it was very thorough. I would highly recommend hiring James if you need a home inspection report fast."
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual inspection performed by a trained professional to determine the condition of a home’s main elements. The inspection usually takes several hours, during which the professional takes multiple photos and notes, tracking information for a final report. After the inspection, the pro will create a printed report, complete with photos and detailed information, summarizing the condition of the house. A home inspection is often used by potential home buyers prior to purchase to determine if there are larger issues (such as dry rot or a faulty foundation) that are not immediately visible to the untrained eye but that would cost a lot of money to resolve. Home inspections are also used by real estate agents and home sellers to address any concerns before putting a home on the market. Longtime homeowners can also schedule a home inspection to get a snapshot of their current home condition and identify any issues that need to be addressed. A home inspection is not a legal document that can be used for divorce or estate settlements, nor can it be used to secure loans or mortgages.

How do you find a good home inspector?

A home inspection should tell you the true condition of a home. A competent home inspector closely inspects your home’s structure and foundation, looks for termites and signs of problems like mold, checks the wiring to ensure it’s in good condition, and investigates the HVAC system, among other items. To find a good home inspector, first research whether home inspection is licensed in your area; not all states require licensure.

If there is no regulatory body that licenses home inspection in your state, there are other ways to make sure you are hiring a trustworthy professional. Carefully look into the person’s reviews and ask for references. Ask if they are committed to continuing education, and whether they are active members in any reputable home inspector organizations. Some organizations that recognize and/or certify home inspectors are the American Society of Home Inspectors, National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, and American Home Inspectors Training. Don’t be shy about asking to see credentials and licensing.

What should be included in a home inspection?

A complete home inspection involves a visual investigation of all major elements that make up your home. A home inspection is a vital part of buying or selling a home to ensure you’re not accidentally buying a termite-infested home or one with major structural defects. Paying for an inspection before purchasing a home can save you a lot of money in the long run. The national average home inspection cost is $310, with prices ranging higher or lower based on your location and the square footage of your home. After performing a walk-through inspection, the pro should provide you a printed report — complete with photos and recommendations — detailing what’s in good condition, what would benefit from minor repairs, and what needs immediate attention. Home inspection pros know how to spot trouble areas, but they’re not licensed contractors, electricians or plumbers, so they may suggest you hire a licensed pro to address specific problems. Here are the main components that a home inspection covers:

  • Home structure
    • Foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure, interior and exterior attic walls, ceilings and floors, interior and exterior doors, windows, stairways, fireplace and chimney, porches, balconies, decks, attached carports, and crawl space.
  • Electrical
    • HVAC system, heating equipment, cooling equipment, ductwork and vents, fixtures and switches, branch circuits, receptacles, service entrance and panels.
  • Plumbing
    • Water heater and equipment, drains, waste systems, vents, and plumbing fixtures.
  • Appliances
    • Garage door openers, garbage disposal, dishwasher, exhaust range, range hood, bathroom exhaust fans, cooktop, oven and microwave.

How much does it cost to get a house appraised and inspected?

Home appraisals and home inspections both assess your home and provide a report summarizing the condition or value of your home based on key measurements. Unlike a home inspection for the sale of a property, a home appraisal is used for loan applications, property value assessment for sales or settlements (divorce, estate, etc.), and taxes and insurance. If you’re having your home appraised for lending purposes, you’ll likely need a state-certified appraiser, so be sure to your research their credentials. Nationally, the average cost for a home appraisal is $340.

If you’re buying or selling a home, having a professional home inspection can be an invaluable tool for price-setting and negotiation, as well as learning what repairs are necessary. The national average home inspection cost is $310, ranging higher or lower depending on the inspection company, your location and the size of your home. Other factors that can affect cost are additional inspection services and pathogen testing. Here are some examples of average home inspection costs in various parts of the country:

  • Home inspection in New York City: $425 or more.
  • Condo inspection in New York City: $200 or more.
  • Home inspection in Central Texas: $250 for homes up to 2,000 square feet.
    • $275 for homes from 3,001-4,000 square feet.
    • $300 for homes from 4,001-5,000 square feet.
    • $325 for homes 5,001 square feet and up, plus 10 cents per additional square foot.
  • Home inspection in Los Angeles: $199-$299 or more.

How long does it take to do a home inspection?

On average, you can expect a standard home inspection to take two to three hours. Your house size can affect inspection length, as can requesting additional services such as sprinkler system inspections, outbuilding inspections, radon testing, crawl space inspections, or pool house inspections. During the home inspection, the professional will be taking photos and looking in and around all parts of your home. The inspector will then compile a report that may be more than 20 pages. You should receive this report back within a few days to a week. The report should detail everything from minor imperfections and maintenance recommendations to major defects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, like structural failures or a leak in the basement. Your report should include photos and clearly outlined information about all major elements inspected, as well as recommendations for next steps.

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