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Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"I can't say enough good about Jeffrey. I called him about 9:15 am and asked him if he can do a home inspection the same day at 10:30 am. I was under a lot of pressure as I had people meeting me there and my original inspector canceled at 9:10 am. Not only did he make it there by 10:20 am, he did a phenomenal job. He was very professional, and yet very friendly. He explained all my questions to my liking and understanding. I really could go on and on about his company. He checked out the entire house top to bottom. He also found things wrong with it that I had no idea about. You seriously can't go wrong when you hire him. Thank you Jeffrey."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"On Your Side Inspection did my home inspection and they were very thorough and went over every space of the home and left no stone unturned. I am very happy with the work that was done and would highly recommend him to everyone. I can say I was very pleased. Thank you so very much."

$235

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 9 reviews
4.8
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike is a great inspector. Very thorough, easy to talk with and explains everything to the buyer during inspection. He was able to inspect the home and send me the full report within 12 hours and I couldn't be happier! Thanks again for helping me through the process as a first time home buyer! I would highly recommend Mike and his company!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Ben was great! He helped walked me through the process of buying my first home and made me feel at ease with some of my concerns with the purchase. He was extremely professional, thorough and timely throughout the entire inspection process. I would highly recommend Ben and his services!"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Todd, from Top Choice Home Inspection was very professional and polite. I would refer his services to anyone that asks and will use him again in the future. "

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Did a fantastic job and was quick to give the recommendations and report"

$245

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Frank was great! Thorough work, friendly, and very helpful! I highly recommend you hire him also!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I needed a quick termite inspection for a refi and Mark contacted me right away and was able to come out the next day in time for us to get our inspection report to the lender promptly to keep us on track for our closing. He also went above and beyond the termite inspection, noting an issue with our roof that he suggested we check out with a roofing professional! Would highly recommend."

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Great service and value. Jerry was very nice to talk to while he completed his he inspection."

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Tim is amazingly knowledgeable about the mechanics and bones of a home and the issues that arise in and around it. Would highly recommend for inspections, mold inspection/remediation, water leak issues, general home repair, and much more. I haven't found anything Tim is unable to diagnose and repair!"

$275

estimated cost

Q & A

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 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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