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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 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.

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.
Reviews for Tamarac home inspectors
Francisco U.
Great service! Would recommend to anyone that needs Home Inspections.
All Pro Home InspectionAll Pro Home Inspection
Julia G.
Howard is a true professional. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a thorough home inspection
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Chris exceeded all expectations; his professionalism, expertise and thoroughness are beyond compare. Ive NEVER had a home inspection that was as complete and detailed as the one Chris provided. His home inspection uncovered several issues that would have cost me several thousand dollars on top of the homes purchase price. I most highly recommend Chris!!!
American Home Air ConditioningAmerican Home Air Conditioning
Richard H.
The experience working with Trey was flawless from start to finish. He provided the lowest quote, the fastest service, and an excellent home inspection report.
Thoroughbred Inspections - Home & CommercialThoroughbred Inspections - Home & Commercial
Williams N.
HIGHLY recommend!!! Very professional, timely and responsive. Very thorough and detailed report received the same day of the inspection. He has your best interest in mind and was very easy to work with. I even understand the home inspection ins and outs now! Thank you Howard.
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Chris is in a league of his own. A thorough inspection that made us aware of all risks associated with the purchase. I will recommend him to anyone that decides to buy a home. Further, if you have a tight schedule to conduct inspections, his use of technology certainly speeds things up. Thanks again Chris!
American Home Air ConditioningAmerican Home Air Conditioning
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure having Jerry conduct my home inspection, wind mitigation test, and four point inspection. He was extremely thorough and provided great feedback throughout each inspection. Although Jerry conducted 3 separate inspections, he was still able to provide a report within 24 hours. Each report was well written, extremely thorough (approximately 80 pages), and included photos and estimates. Lastly, Jerry provided excellent recommendations which has resulted in me saving thousands of dollars. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to others.
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Jerry did an outstanding, thorough, comprehensive, detailed, and professional job with his inspection of the property that I am planning to buy. He was prompt, efficient, kind and took his time to explain things. I felt very reassured from him and his work. I highly recommend Jerry for your next home inspection.
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
JAMES S.
We hired Mr. Rabassa to inspect our home for our homeowner's insurance. He arrived on time the next day. He was polite and very professional. After a thorough inspection, he walked me through everything he did and gave me a report right then. Totally exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend him without reservation.
One Call Home Inspections LLCOne Call Home Inspections LLC
Tapan B.
Enviro home inspector are very professional. Howard did a good job with a new construction single family house. Howard was very detailed and accurate with the inspection. I highly recommend Howard for all property inspection. He is very flexible. He explained us all the finding in the report and answered all the related questions. A must hire!! Excellent, honest and integrity
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
Karla a.
Howard is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING I cannot thank him enough for how quickly he resolved my issue. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional. Do not hesitate to reach out to him for your home inspection needs!
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
Mike M.
Paul just completed the inspection on my next new home and I only have positive things to say. He arrived early and did a thorough job, even providing some additional information for how to trim insurance cost associated with the wind mitigation report.
Caliber Home Inspections, LLCCaliber Home Inspections, LLC
Martin H.
Joey was very thorough in his home inspection. Explained everything in just the right amount of detail. Provided professional recommendations, and made me feel much more informed as I am making one of the big decisions one has to make in life. Highly recommend!!
All Pro Home InspectionAll Pro Home Inspection
Jessica N.
Jerry was really quick to respond, and came out to do my inspection the very next day. He was on time, finished early and explained everything in detail to us. Price was great and he recommended a good home insurance company to us as well. Would highly recommend! Thanks Jerry!
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend Jerry. He spent a few hours inspecting the home I was going to buy, he is completely thourough, did not cut any corners, found numerous problems with this purchase I was going to make. I can't thank him enough for all his expertise.
SCI Certified InspectionsSCI Certified Inspections
Linda F.
I had Howard come out to inspect my home before I put it up for sale. He was very thorough and found things that needed to be addressed before I could sell. He was very polite and helpful. He even answered questions for me long after he had left. I would definitely recommend his services and I will be using him again when I purchase my new home! Thanks Howard!
Enviro Home InspectionsEnviro Home Inspections
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