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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.

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.

Reviews for Cape Coral home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Richard did a great job doing a four point inspection and wind mitigation inspection. He was prompt and very nice. I would recommend him to anyone needing home inspection work.
Accurate Home Inspections of America, LLCAccurate Home Inspections of America, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Coming from out of town I was afraid that I would not find a home inspector that would actually inspect my Home in detail, but thank you Keith from Native Inspections LLC you suppressed my fears.. Thanks
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
Steve m.
I needed a home inspection performed quickly at the last minute to make an offer on a home i found so i searched all of the home inspectors profiles and Caloosa Home Inspections stood out from the rest based on them being natives to swfl knowing the area, their years in business and outstanding reviews. I contacted Keith and he immediately responded and was kind, courteous and accommodating to my next day request. He was able to schedule me in last minute and was very thorough and professional, i highly recommend Caloosa Home Inspections!
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Keith with native inspections to do our home inspections. He was able to schedule us the same day and was very knowledgeable, courteous and professional. We were able to get the report the same day. We would definitely use his services again and recommend him.
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I can not thank Keith and Native Inspections enough for helping me solidify my decision on buying my first home. Keith was extremely professional and very educated. He checked every inch of the house and I received the very informative and easy to read report the next day. I am very fortunate to have found my goto inspector for my future home inspections.
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Native Inspections LLC to inspect our home we are buying and we were very impressed with his overall service. He was there ahead of schedule and was already doing the outside inspection before we even got there! He was very nice and personable and made us feel very comfortable with the whole process. He was very knowledgeable and thorough in taking his time. The next day he delivered an impressive and professional report with pics and a cd. We would recommend Native Inspections to our own family and friends.
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He was well prepared, on time and courteous of our concerns. The home revealed the presence of Chinese drywall along with other major issues that have led us to reconsider the purchase of this home. I cannot press how imperative it is to have an inspection. I would employ his services again in the future. Thanks Bert!!
Home Inspections of Mid-Florida LLCHome Inspections of Mid-Florida LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired keith with native to inspect our new home we are buying and he exceeded our expectations! Hes very nice and knows his stuff! We will be using his services again and we would recommend him if you need a good inspector.
Caloosa Home Inspections LLCCaloosa Home Inspections LLC
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