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Best Home Inspection Companies in Orange

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Orange Home Inspection Companies on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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21520 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

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Google
5.0 (11)
Yelp
4.0 (11)
Facebook
5.0 (3)

Why choose this provider?

Since 1993, Premier Home Inspection, Inc., has been providing home inspection services to homeowners, buyers, sellers, and real estate agents in the Orange metro. It examines everything inside a home, condo, or apartment, including all aspects related to swimming pools, electrical systems, spas, roofing, and plumbing. Eric Hill, the founder and owner of the company, is a licensed general building contractor and has inspected more than 16,000 homes throughout his career. Premier Home Inspection is a CREIA certified member.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

357 Buttonwood Drive, Brea, CA 92821

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4.4 (8)
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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

National Property Inspections Anaheim offers home inspection services to buyers and sellers in the Orange metro and surrounding communities. Its inspectors are InterNACHI-certified and have years of experience, specializing in the visual and non-invasive evaluation of the property's roof to its foundation. They provide detailed electronic reports with digital photos and descriptions regarding the current condition of the home. Owned by Mike Birenbaum, National Property Inspections Anaheim was established in 1987 and has completed more than 5,400 home inspections.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

1815 Sherington Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

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5.0 (46)
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3.3 (6)
Yelp
4.0 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Home Inspection General offers its services to homeowners, buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals in the Orange metro and surrounding communities. Its home inspector, Mike Hosseini, specializes in checking the property's foundation, roofing, gutters and drainage, chimney, and fences and gates. He also inspects the circuit breakers, main panel service entrance, water supply pipes, water shut-off valves and connectors, and HVAC system. Hosseini has completed more than 25,000 property inspections and trains for at least 50 hours of inspection course each year.

  • New Construction Inspection

16787 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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4.5 (26)
Google
4.3 (19)

Why choose this provider?

Affordable Home Inspection, Inc., serves residential and commercial establishments in Orange and its neighboring communities. Established in 1983, it is a fully insured home inspection company that checks for a property’s structural integrity, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. It also conducts inspections for mobile homes, condominiums, and commercial real estate. Reports are available within the day. Affordable Home Inspection is a NACHI and ASHI member and has home inspectors who can also speak Vietnamese and Spanish.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

17602 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780

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5.0 (150)
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5.0 (10)

Why choose this provider?

Logic Inspection Group is an Orange-based home inspections agency catering to home buyers, helping clients detect hidden issues in the properties they're looking to purchase. Aiming to save clients thousands of dollars from unseen damages that ultimately need repair, the agency uses the latest state-of-the-art technology to understand everything about its clients' potential new home. Aside from buyers' inspections, the agency also caters to sellers' pre-listing inspections, builders' one-year warranty inspections, and homeowner maintenance inspections.

  • Pre-Listing Inspection

FAQs

  • How long does a home inspection take?

    The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

  • What is a four-point home inspection?

    A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

  • How much does a home inspection cost?

    A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

  • Who pays for home inspection?

    It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

  • What to look for in a home inspection?

    Your home inspector should check for:

    • Structural integrity of walls and floors
    • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
    • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
    • Roof and siding damage
    • Gutter drainage
    • Problems with windows and doors
    • HVAC functionality
    • Signs of pest infestation
    • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
    • Condition of deck and porch

  • What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

    If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

  • When to walk away after home inspection?

    Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.