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Top 10 home inspectors near you

Clients agree: these home inspectors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Superior Home Inspection Services Inc.

Superior Home Inspection Services Inc.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
Our inspection prices start as low as $250. Our list of credentials and qualifications: NY and NJ Home Inspector, Boiler Engineer, Air Conditioning Engineer, Mold Assessor, Home Inspection Technical Instructor, Certified with DEP, NY City FD certified, Environmental Testing Technician, Thermographer. I enjoy jus about everything have to do with Home Inspectio. I like to teach people about their future home, and I always learn new things with every inspection I do....
Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC

Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC

14+ years in business
Ariana N. says, "Great! Lou accommodated us on very short notice, arrived on time and did an extensive inspection of the house which we believe has saved us a lot of money. He was professional, thorough, and even expedited our report- turning it around the same day! Well worth the money. I will add this is a brand new construction and that many people advised us against the additional inspection, claiming it was a waste. They couldn't have been more wrong. In the end, the sponsor agreed to cover all the damages including but not limited to; water polling on the roof, a plumbing line preventing the oven from meeting the wall, replacing locks, and refinishing the floors. Thanks Lou!" Read more
Big Apple Home Inspections Inc

Big Apple Home Inspections Inc

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Over 10,000 Inspections teach the Home Inspection Class certified in wood destroying insect inspections also inspection historic properties Personelized service which makes relation between client and inspecter more friendly
Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical Piping & Heat

Offers online services
2 hires on HomeGuide
Mary B. says, "Mr. Barnaby was a most helpful person as I was unsure of what I should do regarding my furnace and with winter upon us I was very worried. Mr. Barnaby calmed my fears and said he'd be at my home at 6pm! Mr. Barnaby arrived and almost immediatley diagnosed the problem! He explained a bit about how the furnace works and advised me of maintaining it. In just under an hour the furnace was up and running! He cleaned out the furnace which was in an awful state and he showed me how to do it! Mr. Barnaby is a most helpful, knowledgeable and kind man. I highly recommend Majestic Group Barnaby Mechanical and have put them in my home/address book! A thousand thanks Mr. Barnaby!" Read more
Avishay Contractors

Avishay Contractors

Offers online services
4+ years in business
Sophia says, "Justin renovated my kitchen in Upper Saddle River. It turned out fabulous. He really knows what he is doing and is very trustworthy." Read more
Daniel Karpen, Professional Engineer & Consultant, P. C.

Daniel Karpen, Professional Engineer & Consultant, P. C.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
I provide professional engtineering services, including structural, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy conservation, and environmental consulting. I am an expert in solving steam pipe banging problems. I perform inspections, prepare reports, and will proceed with building permit applications. Also see,
Central 1 Construction

Central 1 Construction

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Central 1Construction has been serving New jersey for over 30 years. Visit us at Our office & warehouse is located in Belleville NJ instagram: Central1nj 973-302-4095
Inspect-It1st Property Inspections

Inspect-It1st Property Inspections

New on HomeGuide
32+ years in business
We offer the highest levels of property inspection expertise and include both a termite inspection and warranties unmatched in the marketplace. With over 4000 inspections completed, we are one of the leading and most recognized inspection firms in the marketplace.

Your Home Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a home inspection cost in my area?

A home inspection costs $300 to $500 on average, depending on the property's size and age, location, services rendered, and if there are freestanding structures. Specialty inspections cost $100 to $300 more for testing things such as mold, asbestos, radon, lead, or termites.

Who pays for a residential home inspection?

The home buyer typically pays for the cost of a private home inspection. The buyer should hire a real estate inspector as soon as the seller accepts the offer. After the inspection, buyers may accept the house "as is," ask the seller to pay for repairs, renegotiate, or back out of the sale and forfeit the earnest money.

What do licensed home inspectors look for?

Certified home inspectors check the roof, foundation, ceilings, windows, attic, crawl space, fireplace, doors, decks and porches. House inspectors also cover the plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems. Building inspectors only look at what is visible and accessible.

Some home inspectors offer specialty testing for mold and asbestos for an extra $100 to $300 on average.

What are home inspectors not allowed to do?

Home inspectors are not allowed to check for code violations, permits, determine the house's insurability or value, move furniture or appliances, condemn the property, issue a certificate of occupancy, or survey the properties boundary lines. Inspections also do not include fire and smoke detectors, hot tubs and swimming pools, alarm systems, and sprinkler systems.

How long does a home inspection take?

A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours on average, depending on the house's size and age and if there are freestanding structures included. Property inspectors provide their final inspection report within 24 hours after inspecting.

Should you get a home inspection on new construction?

Yes, buyers should always get a home inspection on a new construction home. New homes are not always built to code and can have problems. Some buyers also get an early pre-drywall inspection to ensure the beams, posts, studs, insulation, and home systems are installed correctly.

Should I use a home inspector recommended by my realtor?

Hiring a home inspector recommended by your realtor may pose a conflict of interest. The inspector(s) may have a vested interest in helping the realtor close the sale, so they remain on the agent’s list of recommended inspectors.

How to find and hire a good home inspector?

To find the best home inspectors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building inspectors to compare.
  • Ask for references from their past customers.
  • Verify their license and insurance.
  • Look for residential home inspectors certified with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), or the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a contract in writing upfront.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a home inspector before hiring?

Once you have a shortlist of top-rated home inspectors, ask the following questions before hiring:

  • How long have you been in the property inspection business?
  • What types of homes do you inspect?
  • How many homes have you inspected?
  • What do you check? What don't you check?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Can I see a sample inspection report?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I be present during the inspection?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long will the inspection take?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate?
  • Do I pay after the inspection? What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

What questions to ask a home inspector during the inspection?

Once you've read home inspector reviews and hired a professional, ask the following questions during the inspection:

  • Do any areas need a follow-up inspection?
  • What are your biggest concerns about this house? How much would it cost to fix?
  • Is there anything critical I need to fix before moving in?
  • What would you fix if you were buying this house?
  • Are these issues normal wear and tear?
  • What else could go wrong?
  • Is the roof in good condition?
  • Do any fire, water, health, or safety hazards exist?
  • Are the trees on the property a potential hazard?

Reviews for home inspectors

Recent success stories from people in your area.
Jiya C.
It went great, Lou is very specific and professional on his inspections, he caught a lot of thing that i didnt really pay much attention to (im no inspector) such as concrete floors, how to look at boilers and many others. i had learn a lot from his inspection.
Inspect This, Home Inspections LLC
Justin built a deck for us in North Springfield, NJ. It went great. The price was great, he was very responsive and worked very quickly. He really went above and beyond.
Avishay Contractors
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