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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.

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.

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.
Reviews for Eagan home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Todd to do an inspection on a foreclosure town home I am in the process of buying. I haven't been this impressed by a professional in home services for a long time. I was initially impressed by Todd's professionalism in the scheduling process and his contact with my realtor. So quick and efficient in follow-through contact with both of us. At the appointment, Todd arrived early. He immediately set out to do a thorough inspection with a high degree of professionalism. I was concerned about the town home being a foreclosure, but Todd walked me through all the systems, identified some problem areas, but overall, helped me understand how to approach the problems. I don't want to overstate it, but I must - this guy is a professional. The inspection was at 4:30 pm. on a Tuesday. By 6:15 a.m. the following morning I had a digital file in pdf to print out in booklet form (complete with digital tabs to click on section by section) the exact details of the entire inspection with diagrams and photos. His photos are going to be enormously helpful as I construct my to-do list of maintenance and handyman-type stuff I will need done. There is nothing Todd could have improved. One high-quality home service professional. So glad I hired him. Don't let his price fool you. He simply has to be one of the best values in the business.
Devine InspectionsDevine Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Chad did an amazing job and I would highly recommend him for any future inspection. We actually had a new home and we're debating whether or not an inspection was even worth it. We purchased from a reputable builder, but I can confidently say the inspection was worth every penny. He noticed that the sub-contractor that sprayed our attic insulation actually shorted the amount by up to a third of the legal requirement. Chad noticed spotted this and we were able to get be attic resprayed to the proper amount before we moved in. It'll save us quite a bit in heating costs and contribute to our overall comfort and peace of mind. Thanks, Chad!
North Country InspectionsNorth Country Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Erich was very professional (and so nice!) from the beginning. I initially felt more comfortable going with his company since he is the Owner and Lead Inspector and would personally be performing the inspection himself. He reached out to me directly, provided his contact information and took my call right away. His promptness was so appreciated as we had a small timeframe to complete the inspection. Erich was so friendly and honest - something that is so refreshing these days! He didn't want to overcharge us or provide services we didn't need - I had called a few other companies for pricing and they continued to try to upsell me on "packages" I didn't want or need. Erich really listens and offers great insight during the home inspection - he knows his stuff! His report and explanations were thorough with photos and he took the time to make sure we understood everything. I HIGHLY recommend using Erich and his company ConstructSPEC. I will be keeping his contact information to pass along to friends and family.
ConstructSPEC Home InspectionConstructSPEC Home Inspection
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