RHOco Real Estate Inspection

"Looking Out For You!" 


 Robert H.Orr - Professional Inspector     
TREC License #7342

See the "Links/Resources" page of our website for the link to the Texas Real

 Estate Commission's Consumer Protection Notice.

Home Inspection FAQ and Pricing


Pricing is unique to each property and depends on several factors: type of construction, size, age, and condition of the house.

The price for a home inspection starts at $350.00. The price increases as the square footage of the house goes up. There may be additional charges that may apply and a list of those charges follow:

Credit Cards Accepted:

  • Pier & beam
  • Pool or spa
  • Decks or docks not attached to the home
    $75.00 minimum
  • Detached building, storage, etc. $50.00 minimum
  • Sprinkler system
  • Re-inspection, repairs only
    $100.00 minimum
  • Homes in excess of 3000 sq. ft. inspected at 16 cents per sq. ft.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select an Inspector?
Select an inspector with training and qualifications. Ask the inspector if he or she is licensed. Try to find an inspector who is a member of a professional society like TAREI or ASHI; they usually require their members to have additional training.

Use referrals. Talk to friends or co-workers who have gone through the home inspection process. If they had a good experience then you may want to use that inspector.

Don't select just on price. The fee for a home inspection depends on many factors and usually starts at $300.00, increases depending on the size of the house and quality of the inspection/report.  Be sure you compare the quality of different inspector's reports, ours is on our website for your review, ask to see a copy the report your inspector will provide.   All picture are not equal, note how ours are annotated for easy understanding and identification of the issue.  How long is the inspector going to spend in the house?  Inspector rules require operating the dishwasher on the "Normal Cycle", the shortest "Normal Cycle" we have seen is 90 minutes, so that's the minimum time an inspector can spend on any inspection.  Remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for”.

Is an appraisal the same as an inspection?
No, an appraisal is requested by the buyer’s lender and is designed to determine the market value of the property. It is not a replacement for a home inspection, which provides an in-depth look at such basic home systems as plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and roofing.

What will be inspected during the inspection?
A complete inspection will cover the house from top to bottom! A list of the items that will be inspected follows:

  • Foundation
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Roof Covering & Structure
  • Walls - Interior & Exterior
  • Ceilings & Floors
  • Doors - Interior & Exterior
  • Windows & Screens
  • Fireplace & Chimney
  • Porches, Decks & Carports
  • Electrical System & Lighting
  • Heating & Cooling System/s
  • Plumbing
    • Water Supply & Fixtures
    • Drains & Vents
    • Water Heater
    • Hydro-Therapy Equipment
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • Food Disposer
    • Range Hood
    • Ranges/Ovens/Cook-tops
    • Microwave
    • Trash Compactor
    • Bathroom Fans
    • Garage Door & Opener
  • Optional Systems
    • Lawn Sprinklers
    • Swimming Pools
    • Out Buildings
    • Outdoor Cooking
    • Decks & Docks
    • Additional items as agreed

How long does an inspection take?
You can generally expect your inspection to take between 3 and 5 hours, and possibly longer. The time will vary depending on the condition of the house and the additional items that need to be inspected.

When will I receive my report?

Your report will usually be delivered to you within 24 hours of the completion of the inspection. We do not provide on-site reports because we feel that we can provide you with a better quality product by taking the report to the office and giving our full attention to the preparation of your inspection and report.

Should I attend the inspection?
Yes, it is your inspection and you should learn all you can about the house before you buy. Ask questions, and look around. You should question any inspector that will not allow you to attend the inspection.  We recommend that you come for the last 30 minute or hour of your inspection.  This will allow you to look around, take picture and measurements for the refrigerator and furniture.  At the end of the inspection we will show you our findings and explain what they all means.

Our brochure, available via the link above, has more information about selecting a home inspector and home inspections.

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