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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.

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.

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.
Reviews for San Antonio home inspectors
Duane B.
I needed a home inspection scheduled quickly to close on a home quickly. Joey was out the following day, and was thorough, courteous, knowledgeable, and his pricing is great. I’d recommend Paramount Home Inspection to anyone needing a home inspection conducted.
Paramount Home Inspection of TexasParamount Home Inspection of Texas
Roberta U.
Mr. Chance contacted me immediately and was able to inspect the home the very same day. I met him at the property just before he was finished inspecting it. He was very thorough and friendly and explained exactly what would be in his reports. Both the inspection report and termite report were written and sent to me the same day as the inspection. I highly recommend Chance Home Inspection.
Chance Home InspectionChance Home Inspection
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was great, he explained the issues with the home in detail. He summarized everything in detail when he finished. He was on time. He did not rush the home inspection, for being a small home he took a good amount of time to do the home inspection. Worth the cost of having him inspect my home. He also had the report at the end of the day. He is very knowledgeable and professional in his line of work.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Ryan P.
I am extremely pleased with the service provided by Vincent. He explained every detail that needed to be addressed for my home warranty inspection. He was prompt, friendly, and professional. I highly recommend him if you need your home inspected!
Hays Inspection Services LLCHays Inspection Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
• I would HIGHLY recommend Joe Torres for a home inspection!! He was extremely thorough, very polite and knowleable with the questions that were asked. He did an outstanding job of showing and explaining to me his various findings and observations. Joe was quick in submitting his property inspection report with 24 hours of his inspection. Thank you for the service you provided. I will refer Joe to any of my friends who are in the market for a home inspection
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Joe brings years of experience and expertise in providing a thorough and detailed inspection for a home you may be thinking about purchasing. We are buying a newly built home and had Joe do an inspection after we had completed our walk-thru with the builder. Joe pointed out multiple issues that we did not catch ourselves. By far Joe has proven to be the best money we have spent in the home buying process. Joe arrived early to conduct the inspection and allowed us to participate in the inspection which gave us a greater insight to the home we are buying vs. just giving us a report at the end. He is a true professional and obviously cares about the service he provides (he even worked around the rain that day to check the roof). We are using him again to do a follow up for us after the builder corrects the identified issues and will certainly be recommending him to anyone who needs a home inspection. DO NOT BUY a home before you have Joe inspect it. It is too much of an investment not to have it inspected first and you will be grateful that you did!
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Maria S.
Vincent did an excellent job with our home inspection. He was very responsive, professional and thorough. His pricing is very good, and worth every penny. We would highly recommend Hays Inspection Services to anyone needing an inspection on their house! Thank you for great service!!
Hays Inspection Services LLCHays Inspection Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe did an excellent job inspecting home. Joe was very thorough going through and explaining his finding during the inspection process. His report was complete and very finely detailed. My realtor will use his services from here on out. We were impressed by his professionalism and attention to detail. If you are ever in the market to have a home inspection performed. I highly recommend him.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Pearl M.
Very professional and willing to answer questions and share some knowledge on a few concerns related to home. I would highly recommend this company for home inspection.
A&L Professional Home InspectionsA&L Professional Home Inspections
Randy And Maria C.
We are very please with the service and professionalism of Vincent when we requested for a home inspection. He did not only respond quickly but communicated well to us about the schedule and procedure to be done. He thoroughly inspect the home and explained to us about his findings. He also produce the report in a timely manner.
Hays Inspection Services LLCHays Inspection Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Joe has helped me with two home inspections and been really great about it. Awesome explanations and doesnt cut corners.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Bart P.
Joe provides valuable insights during my home inspection. In addition to a standard inspection, he was able to arrange a termite inspection and set up a water analysis in ther well water. This helped me avoid having to call multiple professionals myself. Pricing is fair and not unreasonable. Report arrived quickly by email the day following inspection...about 16 hour turnaround. Report included many photos. Would not hesitate to hire him again.
Paramount Home Inspection of TexasParamount Home Inspection of Texas
Thumbtack Customer
Great experience and I could feel how much he cared about his profession. Made my home buying feel safe after inspection
Ferrari InspectionsFerrari Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Torres is a very professional and friendly kind of guy. As a first time home buyer, he made it very easy for me to understand what he was inspecting.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Angela V.
Mr. Berry was very knowledgeable, and does an excellent job informing us of any issues/concerns. I would definitely recommend him if you are in need of a home inspection.
Berry Group InspectionBerry Group Inspection
Kyle V.
John was awesome!!! Very thorough inspection on short notice and at a very fair price. He was also helpful in explaining a lot of the issues with the home. Will definitely be using John again! A+++
Chance Home InspectionChance Home Inspection
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was very professoinal andextremely thorough, finding issues a previous home inspector didn't begin to mention. Unfortunately we didn't buy the home he inspected for us but we'll definitely be using his services for the next purchase we consider.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
One of the best decisions we could have made before purchasing our home. He was on time on our first appointment. I was able to walk with Joe during the entire inspection ( 4hrs )and he took his time to explain everything in detail. He is very courteous, well experienced and has all the tools necessary for the job. His report was available on the same day of inspection. He also made a second visit at short notice just before the day we bought the house to recheck on all the repairs. I would highly recommend Joe Torres for your home inspection.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I called Joe on a Friday and he was willing and able to schedule my home inspection the next morning. I am truly grateful that he was available because the sooner the inspection was completed, the sooner my home buying process would be underway. Although the property is a newly built home, Joe found many items to be addessed by the builder. He identified several deficiencies both major and minor in nature. Joe was very thorough and took the time to explain all of his findings in great detail. In addition to the several hours he spent on my inspection, he was willing to come back to the property a second time to inspect a portion of the attic that was inaccessible at the time of our original appointment. Not only was Joe's fee reasonable but he also provided the report of his findings later the same day. Overall, I am very pleased with his friendly service and professionalism.
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Juan R.
Joe was very informative about any issues and what needed to be done to address it. Even with the heavy rain during the day of our inspection he was very thorough in and outside of the home.
Paramount Home Inspection of TexasParamount Home Inspection of Texas
Kia G.
Wow! Vince went above and beyond for our home inspection. He was very responsive, flexible, and accommodating- exceeding our expectations. His report was incredibly thorough and his insights were very useful. Will definitely seek out his services again. If you need a thorough inspection with pictures to support, Vince is your guy!
Hays Inspection Services LLCHays Inspection Services LLC
Genevieve M.
Ryan was very thorough on the entire inspection. He took the extra time he needed to make sure every little spot was inspected and he did a great job of walking me through the repair recommendations as well. I never felt rushed and I appreciated him allowing me to be present for the entire inspection. Now I have peace of mind moving into my new home and I know what to expect. I highly recommend his work and this company.
Superior Inspector INCSuperior Inspector INC
Thumbtack Customer
We are completely satisfied with the home inspection Joe Torres performed for us. He is very professional, thorough, in and takes pride in his work. He is also very friendly and took the time to explain everything he was doing during the inspection. He answered all my questions and has made himself available to us if we have further questions about the house. I will recommend Joe Torres to friends and family and will hire him in the future if we purchase another home!
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Thumbtack Customer
I selected Joe Torres to inspect a newly built home after reading the reviews left by his previous customers on this site. I've hired 3 different home inspectors in my lifetime but Joe's punctuality, attention to detail, knowledge, thoroughness, and professionalism surpassed each and every one of them by far!. The inspection report was impressively detailed and provided to me the very next day! Joe, your integrity, pride, and committment to your profession are outstanding! Many thanks!
Inspect First Home InspectionsInspect First Home Inspections
Annabelle S.
John was very thorough and courteous. He answered any questions we had and we would definitely hire him again. Bonus: We received the home inspection report same-day:)
Chance Home InspectionChance Home Inspection
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