Home Inspection FAQs

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. We want to provide information to make the best decision for you and your family.

How much does a home inspection cost?

It depends who you hire. Some home inspection companies may upcharge based on the location and/or selling price of the home. In addition, many home inspection companies advertise the national average instead of their average.

We strongly advise not basing your home inspection based on cost. Saving $50 on a home inspection may cost you more after you move in!

How long does a home inspection take?

It depends on the size and condition of the home. A typical home inspection should take 2-2.5 hours for a condo, and 3 - 3.5 hours for a townhouse and 3 - 4 hours for a single family home.

Should I attend the home inspection?

Yes, at the end of the inspection. This allows the Inspector to focus on the inspection without distractions, but also being mindful of your time. During the walkthrough the Inspector will review all issues/concerns/deficiencies, answer any questions you have, and teach you about home maintenance.

What if there are problems found from the home inspection?

No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't mean you should or shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect.