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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Hilltop, CO

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I was very satisfied with Laura's inspection of our home. I highly recommend Laura to do your next home inspection. You will have favorable results. Make it a point to contact Laura!"

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott McCall was quick to respond to my initial inquiry. He messaged me and then followed up with a phone call. It was quick and easy to set up the appointment and he listened to my concerns and made note of them. He also contacted my realtor and confirmed the appointment with her as well. The inspection went smoothly. Scott took his time and thoroughly examined everything from the garage to the outside, inside, and even down in the condo’s crawl space. He found many issues I never would have discovered on my own and promptly sent a long report (complete with photos) to both my realtor and myself which aided me in creating the inspection objections. I am now in the process of negotiating with the seller. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting a thorough, fairly priced, and professional home inspection. Scott was also very personable both on the phone and when we met. If needed, we would definitely call him again! Thank you, Scott!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 1 year in business
"The AmPro team served my clients in an emergency situation; with less than 24 hours notice to come conduct a full home inspection and sewer scope. They were professional, caring, and addressed all of my client's questions and concerns. They took the time necessary to do a thorough inspection; and detailed a well written report. I greatly appreciate their accommodating spirit and cheerful attitudes! GREAT team of GREAT professionals!!!"

$297

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Strouse was very professional and provided very thorough inspections to both houses he inspected for us during our house hunting. He took the time to answer all of my questions and went through every area of the house to ensure it was problem-free. I would highly recommend Strouse Home Inspection to anyone requiring a home inspection."

$270

estimated cost

4.3
from 12 reviews
4.3
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Great guys; we were able to schedule our inspection the same week, and got our results less than a week later. Would highly recommend!"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Shay was very professional in the home inspection. He took the time to go over all things that were deficient. I will recommend him to my friends "

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I was very happy with my home inspection. I choose to do a home inspection with a sewer scope and radon test( highly recommend). This showed our radon levels were too high and should be mediated before moving into the home. Our report was detailed and gave a full list of repair and replace items that are good to have going into negotiations. Dan was our inspector and I highly recommend him. He was on top of things and had all the information to us within 2 days. Including the sewer scope video and the 48 hour radon test results."

$330

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Showed up on time. Professional and got the job done."

$265

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"Working with Justin has been an absolute pleasure. During the tedious process of buying a home he helped to make things a little easier. He was punctual, professional, and informative. He not only did a thorough job, but he educated me as to the process and what he was looking for as well. He noticed even the slightest details and wrote a detailed report right away. Needless to say I purchased my home with the peace of mind of knowing that I wasn't "going in blind" sort of speak. Thank you for all you do Justin I will definitely be recommending you in the future."

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve did an amazing job with our 11 month warranty home inspection. He was very through and explained everything as he allowed us to walk with him. He found things that we had not found and helped confirm things that we had suspicions of. Very fast response, adaptive to our adjusting schedule, and was a great, professional and courteous gentleman to work with. Thank you Steve!!"
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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 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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