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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 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.

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 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.

Reviews for Colorado Springs home inspectors
Vivian S.
Would recommend Nathan to any home owner that has a new or old home to be inspected.
American Home Inspections And Chimney Sweeps LLCAmerican Home Inspections And Chimney Sweeps LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Shay spent plenty of time going through the home, and was thorough in his inspection. His notes were easy to understand and his on-site explanation of issues matched up with his written report. I would recommend him to others and hire him again in the future. House size: 1400 sq ft Time of inspection: 2 hours 15 min
Dominque G.
I truly enjoyed working with this company. They were prompt, thorough, and honest. I highly recommend them if you're in need of a home inspection that's reasonably priced and they even offer military discounts. Thank you guys!
True Check Home InspectionsTrue Check Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Shay Ridout was able to see me the same day as our initial contact, for my home inspection. He did a great job and gave me a detailed report of his findings. The job cost was even less than originally quoted. A+
Ismael S.
He came early, was professionally dressed and prepared for work. He took the time to explain what/ why he will be doing in my home during the inspection. I loved the professional report that I was able to submit to premier homes before my one year warranty expired. I would definitely recommend, and use this company again in the future.
Cynthia B.
I was very unsure about how getting an inspection for our soon to be new home would work, but this was so incredibly easy and he was willing to work with us on our schedule needed. He did a thorough inspection of the home and gave us a very comprehensible review with pictures and tips for us to have and use. Would recommend to anyone unsure of how the process works. He keeps the experience informative and clear. Not to mention to GREAT people skills! I can not forget to mention the unicorn squirrel feeders he told us about that I now plan to get at our place. So happy and lucky we found him. Will be using again for sure!
AAA Nova inspections and home improvementAAA Nova inspections and home improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Had a really great experience with Shay and his partner. We had a very old home that needed an inspection for a 203k loan. Shay went above and beyond creating lists and researching FHA requirements so we really knew what we were getting into. We will use him again for sure.
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