Top 10 Home Inspectors in Lake Station, IN

Porch Pro Headshot Rojek Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(325)
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Bronson's Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(4)
Porch Pro Headshot Inspect It Chicago
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(403)
"Inspect It Chicago has professional service, fast contact, accurate report and very nice service. The report was clear, professional and easy to understand. Steve will answer for all of your questions. If I buy a house next time I will definitely email him again. I can recommend it!"
"Inspect It Chicago has professional service, fast contact, accurate report and very nice service. The report was clear, professional and easy to understand. Steve will answer for all of your questions. If I buy a house next time I will definitely email him again. I can recommend it!"
Porch Pro Headshot A1 Property Inspections of Greater NW Indiana
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(157)
A1 Property Inspections originally started out in 2013 as AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service which is a franchise brand of ServiceMaster and in 2018 the AmeriSpec name servicing NW Indiana was converted to our existing name A1 Property Inspections. Since 2013 the company has inspected thousands of si...Read more about A1 Property Inspections of Greater NW Indiana
A1 Property Inspections originally started out in 2013 as AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service which is a franchise brand of ServiceMaster and in 2018 the AmeriSpec name servicing NW Indiana was converted to our existing name A1 Property Inspections. Since 2013 the company has inspected thousands of si...Read more about A1 Property Inspections of Greater NW Indiana
Porch Pro Headshot Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(113)
Just Right Inspection Service is a home inspection service that serves Flagler and Volusia county, based out of Palm Coast. I provide my clients the “information” they need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected in a clear, concise and professional manner. I have earned hund...Read more about Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Just Right Inspection Service is a home inspection service that serves Flagler and Volusia county, based out of Palm Coast. I provide my clients the “information” they need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected in a clear, concise and professional manner. I have earned hund...Read more about Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Agape Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(24)
"Rod Kust was wonderful! Truly the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
"Rod Kust was wonderful! Truly the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
Porch Pro Headshot Home Detectives
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(49)
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
Porch Pro Headshot Optimal Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(56)
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Whole Property Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Office
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Lake Station Home Inspectors

239345

Extremely detailed and very kind and helpful. was very thorough! 

- Lori Tunno
220099

The inspection went good. There were a few things on the report, but nothing major.

- Daniel Trajkovski
231998

The inspection went great he was very professional and informative of what he was doing. 

- Edgar Feliciano
473752

They were very helpful.

- Ken Jackson

All Home Inspectors in Lake Station, IN

Porch Pro Headshot WIN Dunes/Highland
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(1)
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Dunes for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Dunes home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing educa...Read more about WIN Dunes/Highland
Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Dunes for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Dunes home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive extensive, ongoing educa...Read more about WIN Dunes/Highland
Porch Pro Headshot Home Central One Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot On The Mark Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana
(7)
Porch Pro Headshot JD Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Lake Station, Indiana

Latest projects near Lake Station

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Gary 46403
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Portage 46368
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather, For an insurance claim
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Three or more floors
Gary 46407
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Gary 46409
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up, To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
One floor
Lake Station 46405
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above