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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 Charlotte home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Thanks All About Homes Inspection for conducting my home inspection. Although I wasn't present for the actual inspection, I appreciate the timely and thorough inspection report. Gary was very patient with me as we had to coordinate and rescheduling of various dates/times to finally conduct the inspection. I would recommend All About Homes Inspections and by chance I have to sale my current home or buy another house, I'd definitely use them again!
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Tracey S.
Very professional and the home inspection was very detailed.
Carolina Property InspectionsCarolina Property Inspections
Laks M.
I am impressed by Shaun's professionalism in the way he inspected the drywall recently. Also, he is very flexible to schedule the home inspection though I approached Shaun in the last minute. Shaun provided very good report after the inspection. I feel its worth and value add for the money I spent on the inspection. I am looking forward to have the complete home inspection by Shaun when its ready by May/June time frame.
Bannon Home InspectionsBannon Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Gary did a professional, thorough inspection of our new home. Great experience and at a reasonable price.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I felt we'd made the right choice the minute we met Hassan Hossami for our home inspection. He did a thorough job and provided his inspection report in a timely manner.
Acumen Home Inspection Professional LLCAcumen Home Inspection Professional LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Gary performed our home, radon and termite/insect inspection and he did a wonderful job! I highly recommend Gary to anyone purchasing a new home.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Betty R.
Used for pre drywall inspection of new construction home. Donald was prompt and thorough. Wonderful experience! Would definitely recommend.
ECI InspectionsECI Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Gary gives great customer services, is very detailed in his inspection and takes the time to walk you through the items he found and explain what he see's and how it needs to be fixed. Overall, I would recommend Gary to anyone looking for a home inspection.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Betty R.
Don did a great job inspecting our new construction home. His report was thorough and he discussed details with us in a clear and concise manner.
Winborne Home InspectionsWinborne Home Inspections
Carolyn R.
Terry was thorough and explained everything to me in a language I could understand. He was very professional and I would highly recommend Gortney Home Inspections.
Gortney Home Inspections, LLCGortney Home Inspections, LLC
Athena V.
I enjoyed Mr. Don and his wife coming out to do my home inspection. He gave great feedback on my house and a detailed report. He took his time explaining and made sure I had a clear understanding of everything he inspected on the my house!
Winborne Home InspectionsWinborne Home Inspections
James O.
Andrew was punctual and very knowledgeable concerning inspecting my home. He even let me know that if I needed him in the future he would be there. This is my first home and Andrew really made me feel safe purchasing this home! I would recommend Andrew any day!!!!
Wilson & Sons Inspection and TestingWilson & Sons Inspection and Testing
Cherie W.
Excellent Company! Very detailed inspection! We were able to be on site & go over the report immediately & understand exactly what our home purchase needed handled before closing.
Bannon Home InspectionsBannon Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I wasn't even sure about getting a home inspection and honestly this company provided me a very price effective home inspection report that I will always appreciate! Excellent work with even NC code references and moreover infrared house insulation pictures were even on my report! He caught a gas leakage of a new house that the builder didn't even know about!!! Thank you very much and a humble suggestion to everybody 'don't consider one second and hire!!!'...
Acumen Home Inspection Professional LLCAcumen Home Inspection Professional LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I absolutely recommend using Gary Gorman for your home inspection. Not only is he fair with pricing, but his overall customer service is outstanding. He answered all of my questions, was extremely detailed and provided a report to me on the same day of the inspection (just a few hours later). The inspection document was professional, detailed and very thorough. I am extremely impressed with my experience overall and again, would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Gary for all of your assistance! Dr. Sampson
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Jack Y.
Ronald did an ok job on my home inspection. He was very professional and very flexible to accommodate his client from out of town. Update: Still waiting for a response and the radon report after 2 weeks. Not acceptable.
ECI InspectionsECI Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Gary was very thorough with our home inspection and very nice man. The price was very reasonable. He takes his time and points out things to you even the minor things. He gets the report back to you that same day.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Anthony M.
quick response through email and text, worked around my schedule to do the inspection, report was sent when he said it would. All around great experience even hiring him to come do a walk through me with our new home purchase.
Carolinas Pro Home Inspections LLCCarolinas Pro Home Inspections LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Gorman is a very professional and experienced home inspector. He provided a detailed inspection report with pictures and recommendations. He was able to show me possible issues that could occur and describe how to resolve them. I highly recommend Mr. Gorman. Nice guy, great inspector.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great service, Im very pleased with the overall experience with All About Home Inspection, LLC, he was able to work with my schedule knowing I was our of state and was easy to communicate with. I would definition recommend for my next purchase both residential and commercial and you should as well.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
Taryne T.
Shaun was a pleasure to work with. Being able to correspond digitally is key for me. He walked me through this process and answered all of my questions. As a first time home buyer, he made the inspection process so seamless and affordable, my real estate was skeptical. As soon as she met him, she knew why I selected Shaun. The report was thorough with pictures and Shaun walked me through every step. Thank you so much!!
Bannon Home InspectionsBannon Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I had Gary from All About Homes come to my house yesterday for an inspection. He did an amazing throuogh job! It was a rainy mess outside so Gary started inside in order to create less of a mess which I really appreciated. He also was very easy to talk to and gave me honest answers to any questions I had. I got my report back yesterday night and loved the amount of information I recievws back from him! Highly recommend.
All About Homes Inspections, LLCAll About Homes Inspections, LLC
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