Jun 30, 2012
When I'm representing a buyer, I recommend the most thorough, detailed inspectors in the area. In Dallas, home inspectors are licensed by the state. They charge anywhere from $300 to $900 based on the home's size, age, and type of foundation. But like real estate agents, not all home inspectors are the same. And the good ones are worth every dime.
I have a few favorite home inspectors. Two of them are:
The "Big 3" conditions that buyers worry about the most - because they are so costly to repair - are foundation, roof and heating/ac system. However there are plenty of other items that the average person can't tell if they are working properly. Everything from hot water heaters to electrical panels need to be inspected by a professional.
An inspector will crawl around the attic, run tests on all the systems, and basicaly test things that you don't even think about when you're buying a home. But don't you want to know if the oven runs 50 degrees too hot or if the sprinkler system has an underground leak? [where: 75230]