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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 North Lauderdale home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
New Home Purchase Inspection: The Inspection was complete, thorough, and professional. I was completely satisfied with the service provided, and I would recommend SCI Certified Inspections.
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry was extremely thorough with our home inspection. He was professional and explained areas of concern to us after his initial walk through of the home. Jerry emailed his full inspection report within a few days. All of his efforts helped us greatly in buying a new home. We would highly recommend him!
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
Bill M.
Mike and Howard are very professional and knowledgeable. Mike was on time and explained any questions I had thoroughly. I would use Enviro Home Inspections again without hesitation.
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
Rajesh m.
I hired Trey after speaking with him on Thumbtack. I was particularly impressed that he was a licensed general contractor, which helped make me feel at ease. Trey was very comprehensive in his inspection, wrote me 100 page report the same day, and gave me additional reports. I highly recommend hiring Trey in your next home purchase inspection. I now feel at ease moving forward in my home purchase
Thoroughbred Inspections - Home & CommercialThoroughbred Inspections - Home & Commercial
Alejandro S.
This company raises the bar for home inspections. We are very pleased with the quality of the report he prepared. We were impressed by the level of detail, clarity of the report, pictures and videos documenting the issues were done at a level we had not seen in prior home inspections. This company uses a very user friendly and sophisticated software which makes the prior version of pdf reports obsolete. We contacted several inspectors in the area and found that Eagle Eye was the most responsive and reliable even when we compared him with other inspectors that had been in business for a longer time or had many more reviews. He was proactive and had a sense of urgency to the point he delivered the report in less than 12 hours after the inspection. He promptly addressed a few questions we had about a couple issues with the house. He was knowledgeable, professional and helped us to quickly connect with the right professionals to further assess the work the property needed to complete the work. We will definitely do any future inspections with Keith and his company.
Clear2Close Home InspectionsClear2Close Home Inspections
Lesly C.
John and his wife were amazing;Money well spent. John was kind enough to schedule my inspection on a day he only does one. They were kind, attentive, and professional. I was greeted and felt comfortable throughout the process from the beginning to the end. John explained the whole process and assured me that if I had any questions to feel free and ask. Their attention to detail was evident from the amount of pictures taken with detailed notes with honest recommendations. John was very knowledgeable and made suggestions on what really needed to be done and what could be done later on down the line. I am confident that Home Shield Inspections has the best quality and value for the service they provide. I HIGHLY recommend and will definitely use them for any of my future needs. Thanks again for your flexibility and excellent customer service.
Home Shield InspectionsHome Shield Inspections
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