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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 Houston Heights home inspectors
Thumbtack Customer
Chad went above and beyond before, during, and after our contracted home inspection. If the seller doesn't resolve the issues discovered during the inspection, we'll definitely call on Chad for our next home inspection. GREAT service!!!
ASAP Inspection Group, LLCASAP Inspection Group, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The service was great. I received my detailed report on the same day as my inspection. Prior to the inspection T.J. answered all my questions very quickly. The price was very reasonable. Thanks HG homes inspections!
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Thumbtack Customer
Hired Raymond Richard for our new home inspection we are new to Houston and had no idea of who to hire I am glad god put him in our path ..... We really recommend RKR HOME INSPECTIONS
RKR Home Inspections, LLCRKR Home Inspections, LLC
Matt D.
I hired Todd Duff of Homesmith Home Inspections to conduct a home inspection of a townhome I am purchasing and I wasn't disappointed. Todd is an excellent professional and does a great job walking you thru the items needing immediate attention. His inspection and reports are both through and detailed to provide you the best information needed when making a important decision (i.e. buying a home!)
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Shone W.
Very pleased with how quickly he came out to inspect the home. He was amazingly patient and understanding to my situation as the seller and I went back & forth. I will forever be thankful and will always refer him to anyone I encounter that’s in need of a home inspection!!!!
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Natasha B.
Paul showed up for the inspection but called ahead of time to let me know he was running a little bit behind. It was fine with us because we were not going to be at the inspection for another 2 1/2 hours towards the end. Paul and his apprentice, Ron were at our new home for over 4 hours. They did such a thorough inspection and we are very pleased! Even though the home is a new construction, there were many things that were not done right that Paul was able to catch and he also put together an extremely thorough home inspection report. I received the report on the same night of the inspection and I have already forwarded it to the builder so that they can start making the repairs. As a realtor with over 20 years experience, I know that most people would not pay for a home inspection on a new construction. However, I am so happy that I hired A Plus Inspections because the property is at a high price point and there are a lot of corrections/repairs that need to be done. Thank you A Plus Inspections Of Texas for putting my mind at ease! You come highly recommended and I definitely will be referring you to my clients!
A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*
Michael T.
We hired Homesmith Home Inspections to inspect a house that we are thinking of buying(first time home buyer). Todd invited me to go through the inspection with him. He was super helpful and explaining things to me that would need to be fix immeditately and things that will need to be fixed in the near future. He also pointed out some little things that would save us money in the long run. He did point out some issues that required a specialist to come out and review before I purchased the home. I would hire Todd again for any inspections that I might need in the future. He was a pleasure to work with.
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Miao W.
Very profressional! Even working on the anniversary day. Easy to communicate. I will recommend to anyone who need home inspection.
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
ASAP Inspection is really ASAP!!! Chad is an excellent inspector. He does not only inspects your house for structure, foundation issues but he also checks electrical system of the house too.. He has great experience inspecting home and you can make out when he show and explains to you the problem. He does not stop there... He also gives you solution for that.. Whether its easy fix or someone needs to come and fix it.. he knows it all. Took about 3 hrs for our home inspection but he reported, showed us and explained to us each and every points. He is a really safety and security oriented inspector who put all the points down in a report which is self explanatory. Includes good number of pictures so that you remember and understand what that point is and yes he turned our report with in 6 to 7 hrs after our inspection as we were in time crunch... I saw my email and he had completed report at 2:30 am. I will highly recommend Chad and ASAP inspection group for home inspections or any other home related / contract work.
ASAP Inspection Group, LLCASAP Inspection Group, LLC
Betty M.
Todd was very accommodating to our situation with needing to get the inspection done in less than 24 hours. He was very professional and prompt even though the day that we had the inspection it was over a hundred degrees and at least 92 inside the unit. I would recommend this company to anyone who's looking for a qualified reasonably priced home inspection.
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Venkat J.
Paul is very responsive and punctual to the work. He finished the work on time and delivered the reports with detailed explanation. I hired him for my Pre Dry wall inspection and he explained all the defects clearly. I will definitely recommend Paul for your home inspection.
A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*
Lee H.
Kat did a terrific job on my home inspection. Very professional and timely. Report was detailed and Complete. I recommend her company completely
Damonite Home Inspection, TREC 21515Damonite Home Inspection, TREC 21515
Thumbtack Customer
HG Home inspection was exactly what we werw looking for! From the initial phone, TJ answered the phone after hours on a Sunday! Steve the inspector was very curtious, personable, and honest about his inspection. Could not ask for anything else. Also they are very competative with the rest of the market!
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Kimberly S.
Todd doesn't just inspect homes, he educates home owners. I'm in the process of buying my first home and although it's brand new, I still wanted to be sure it was well built. Todd was open to having me tag along for the inspection process, was so friendly and patient with stopping multiple times to answer my family's questions thoroughly. He reviewed every element of the home with us, from the concrete on the outside all the way up to the insulation in the attic and everything in between. He even showed me special features of the home that the builder didn't show me. The actual inspection report, which I received in less than 24 hours, was in easy to understand verbiage with corresponding pictures. I'm so glad Todd was impressed with my home, but he still found some important items that I was able to take back to the builder to be fixed before closing. Worth every penny!
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Manny was extremely professional he explained the inspection process so I had a clear understanding. He was very patient and thorugh. The infra red camera. He used identified problems I didn't know exsisted.. Great bedside manor. Very knowledgeable I would absolutely refer him to anyone needing a home inspection.
Texas Wide InspectionTexas Wide Inspection
Tonisia B.
He was good with the response time but I just found it to be unprofessional to not have a “ Supra Key “ as every inspector should have one for clients buying a new home that needs an inspection . There’s no way you can get into a home if you don’t have it .
Bayou City Home InspectionsBayou City Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I've never had something go as easily and quickly as my home inspection with TJ Hilsher. They responded immediately to my request for an inspector and were able to schedule an inspection the next morning. The inspector, Steve, arrived promptly on time, and his demeanor was warm, friendly and very professional. The inspection report was sent to me the same day, and was very detailed and thorough with lots of pictures and solid recommendations. The price was also the best of several bids I got for this job. Can't recommend enough.
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Quancy C.
Stacey was absolutely AWESOME!!! From the start he was very responsive. I'm currently going through the home buying process for the first time so this was my first experience with having a home inspection. Stacey was extremely patient and understanding. He walked me through the process and explained everything he was doing every step of the way. I felt like he genuinely cared about making sure I had all the information needed to make an informed decision on the purchase of my new home. When it comes to to quality and value you can't go wrong with Bayou City Home Inspection. Thanks Stacey!!!
Bayou City Home InspectionsBayou City Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
TJ was very thorough in his inspection. He took time to address all issues found in the home letting us know what if anything needed to be addressed before we moved in and what could wait.
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Thumbtack Customer
I Was Very Pleased With The Level Of Service Received. Any Questions Or Concerns I Had Was Addressed Thoroughly. My Report Was Ready The Next Morning. I Would Definitely Recommend This Company For Any Home Inspections.
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Colleen D.
Paul was amazing! He was very professional and extremely thorough. We are so thankful for him taking the time to really inspect and document the deficiencies in the home we were considering purchasing. We will difinitely use Paul again.
A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*
Mars B.
Being a first time home buyer I’m frightened at the whole process, sweating more about the home inspection the most. Steven made the process painless and I feel like I got the best bang for my buck. Definitely made me feel as if I was making the right choice in the home I was purchasing. Not to mention they squeezed me in last minute. Thanks again!
HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)HG Home Inspection (Hilsher Group LLC)
Haithuy N.
Highly recommended. Todd was highly professional and took his time to explain everything about our perspective new home. If you want an inspection that's thorough and goes above and beyond your expeditions, please contact Todd.
Homesmith Home InspectionsHomesmith Home Inspections
Rao V.
Paul and Justin performed the inspection to the highest standard one can imagine. There was no compromise, no detail missed their attention. They took almost 5 hours to not only perform a very thorough inspection but wall around and show us each and every of their observation. Paul’s knowledge on plants and herbs is additional bonus. A very positive soul and amazing guys to have a chat with on anything related home and around. Oh my highly recommended list, will recommend to my agent as well!
A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*
Thumbtack Customer
Paul was at the home early and ready to go to work. Paul does a very through inspection and explaining his findings in layman's terms. His report is concise, complete with pictures. I would highly recommend Paul and the company name fits so well. A Plus!
A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*A+ Inspections of Texas - Infrared, Mold, Termite*
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