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Top 10 Home Inspectors near Raleigh, NC

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 26 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired David to do a home inspection for prospective purchase of a home. My experience with him was very positive, as David is professional, courteous, detail oriented and explains everything very clearly and patiently. His extensive background and knowledge of construction is very helpful as well. Highly recommend and will hire again as needed."
$325
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
"Very professional job and was very helpful with any questions I had. I would definitely hire him again"
$300
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Lee was great. He made the process so easy for us. He scheduled us in within the week; the report came the very next day. The online report is so helpful and user-friendly especially since we didn't know what to expect, plus it was convenient to pay online. Highly recommend!"
$300
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 201 reviews
4.9
(201)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
"John was very professional, he allowed me to come with him during the home inspection and answered any questions I had. He took his time and carfully inspected the home and did a great job of pointing out stuff he was concerned about. He had a positive attitude and was very professional. I picked John to do my inspection because he had great reviews and he has completed over 250 inspections so far. John arrive when he said he was going to even tho he had a hour and and half drive! I was very satisfied with his proformance and would highly recommend him to anyone!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Right Home Inspection came as scheduled did a through inspection. Provided a comprecessive report."
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"We had our new home in Durham, NC checked out from top to bottom by Confident Home Inspection. We found Britt Treece was easy to talk to about our questions and concerns. He clearly knew his stuff but spoke to us in layman's terms so we could understand. For our 3-story, 2200 square foot house, it took about one and a half hours to get a thorough review. When the work was done, we had the report in our Inbox within 24 hours. With that report, we can prioritize our greatest, most pressing needs as we think about long-term home maintenance. We were completely pleased with Britt Treece and the work he did for us."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Alex is professional and thorough. My experience with him was very positive, as Alex is professional, courteous, detail oriented and explains everything very clearly and patiently"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 12 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"I relocated out of state and in the interim I put my house for sale. My realtor showed me some estimates without remodel. After reviewing the comparables in the area I decided to put some work into it and am I glad I did. Like many of us there was a budget to stay within. Pondered my options for a short while then I hired Alan to do some bathroom remodel, painting, deck, tile work, laminate flooring, and a variety of small jobs including electrical and plumbing work. When the projects were completed my husband tried to talk me into keeping the house because it looks so nice LOL He traveled quite a distance and did a great job. What I was equally impressed with was after his work was done he stuck through the entire inspection process for my closing. The house was only on the market for 4 days and I received full offer. Pretty impressive to me. Good listener, nice work, and just as important Alan had that old fashion work ethic. Took pride and showed up when he said he would on all occasions. I think he was just as concerned in my budget as I was even when he was purchasing supplies for me. I am definitely grateful to had found someone affordable and hard-working who actually cared and did a great job. I would definitely recommend Alan Melton."
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"I recently used Novy Home Inspections before purchasing my new home and I was very impressed with the attention to detail and how thorough Kevin was. His report was very clear as to which problems needed attention. I highly recommend him for your inspection "
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Jerry will approach any work as if it were his house! I have high reviews in regards to my business interactions with him! He is dependable, trustworthy, hardworking, and customer focused. I would recommend Jerry for home inspections!"
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.
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