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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Schererville, IN

4.8
from 17 reviews
4.8
(17)
  • 5 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"Did a home inspection on a house I'm purchasing. Very thorough, very observant and gives you price estimates on major defects. Has a lot of pictures so you know what he is talking about. Definitely recommend him. And he isn't afraid to travel. Traveled just a bit over an hour for both of my inspections. Definitely recommend him great inspector"
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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Shawn did a very thorough inspection of the condo and gave me good insight on things to consider for my safety."
4.4
from 32 reviews
4.4
(32)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"With this being my first home buying experience, I did not know what to expect, but I am very happy that I selected Master Home Inspectors!! I was sold on the length of experience alone, before I even met with the inspector. The home inspection itself, was informative and very thorough. Every process was explained to me patiently, before, and during the walk through inspection of the home. David Mcmasters made me feel very comfortable during the inspection process. My questions were encouraged and welcomed. Each question or concern I had was professionally addressed, and explained in a knowledgeable manner. The information and feedback provided by Mr. Mcmasters was informative and detailed for me to properly understand what was being discussed. Overall service was on time, safe, friendly, and honest, which is extremely important when deciding to invest into a home. I would definitely recommend and refer David Mcmasters with Master Home Inspectors for future business and services. David Mcmasters is the true definition of service with a smile. Thanks again!"
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark is wonderful to work with, and does an excellent job! He arrives early, is extremely thorough, and his reports are detailed and easy to understand. As first time homebuyers, he didn’t skip a beat with telling us what we needed to know. I recommend Almost Home Inspection to anyone needing a top notch, thorough inspection!"
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 3 years in business
"When inspecting my home before sale, Mr. Henderson was honest and professional and patiently explained the entire home inspection process."
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Robert was very quick and response to get me the cost for a home inspection. I am looking forward to reading his report."
4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 22 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Excellent communication and vey detailed workmanship. Overall very satisfied"
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Robert Lozano was hired to do a home inspection. He was very thorough and explained everything To be done within the two hours of inspection beforehand. He was not an alarmest but informed me of a few minor problems with the house. He is an educator as he explained his evaluations of certain areas of future need. I appreciated Robert's calm manner and would highly recommend his services. He made an intimidating experience into an educational and non threatening experience. "
4.8
from 116 reviews
4.8
(116)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 211 hires on Thumbtack
"Thanks Jason and his teammembers ,Mike and Nick for a wonderful experience working against time and delaying theirvacation. Jason also took care of a pending inspection issue by sending a trusted lieutenant.Thanks for a great experience."
Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 22 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"They were upfront with costs for cleaning/inspecting our fireplaces, taught us how to use the gas start, and recommended that a plumber fix the gas pipes to one of the fireplaces. Also friendly and knowledgeable."

Q & A

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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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