Top 10 Home Inspectors in Maplewood, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Structure Tech Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
We're the most highly rated home inspection company in Minnesota. We also have some of the most delighted home inspection customers in Minnesota. We have plenty of feedback from customers in the Client Testimonials section of our web site, but of course, we have complete control over what goes t...Read more about Structure Tech Home Inspections
We're the most highly rated home inspection company in Minnesota. We also have some of the most delighted home inspection customers in Minnesota. We have plenty of feedback from customers in the Client Testimonials section of our web site, but of course, we have complete control over what goes t...Read more about Structure Tech Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Honest Home Inspection, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
(141)
Honest Home Inspection was founded by Christopher Meis with the intention of providing home owners with an honest assessment of their current or potential home's physical condition. Christopher Meis brings over fifteen years of hands-on experience in the home building, remodeling, and repair indus...Read more about Honest Home Inspection, LLC
Honest Home Inspection was founded by Christopher Meis with the intention of providing home owners with an honest assessment of their current or potential home's physical condition. Christopher Meis brings over fifteen years of hands-on experience in the home building, remodeling, and repair indus...Read more about Honest Home Inspection, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot HIE Consulting Engineers
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
HIE Consulting Engineers is a provider of property inspections and full-scope structural engineering services for homeowners, property managers, investors, attorneys, and others involved in property oversight and transactions. Founded in 1965, we have completed more than 50,000 property inspections ...Read more about HIE Consulting Engineers
HIE Consulting Engineers is a provider of property inspections and full-scope structural engineering services for homeowners, property managers, investors, attorneys, and others involved in property oversight and transactions. Founded in 1965, we have completed more than 50,000 property inspections ...Read more about HIE Consulting Engineers
Porch Pro Headshot Acer Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
(45)
After extensive training and testing Acer Inspections is InterNACHI certified to inspect your home. We can inform you of the condition of your home, we can help you maintain your home and we can save you money. We help you understand your home’s special needs whether you are considering selling, hav...Read more about Acer Home Inspections
After extensive training and testing Acer Inspections is InterNACHI certified to inspect your home. We can inform you of the condition of your home, we can help you maintain your home and we can save you money. We help you understand your home’s special needs whether you are considering selling, hav...Read more about Acer Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot The Kirwin Group
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
(58)
The Kirwin Group is a home inspection company that offers roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more. They are based in Plymouth.
The Kirwin Group is a home inspection company that offers roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more. They are based in Plymouth.
Porch Pro Headshot Arko Restoration
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
(68)
Arko strives to deliver timely and professional service in all trades.
Arko strives to deliver timely and professional service in all trades.
Porch Pro Headshot WIN Home Inspection - Woodbury
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
(22)
About WIN Woodbury Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Woodbury for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Woodbury home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive...Read more about WIN Home Inspection - Woodbury
About WIN Woodbury Home buyers, home sellers and homeowners choose WIN Home Inspection Woodbury for our professional, personalized service and thorough home inspection reporting. Every WIN Woodbury home inspection we perform exceeds national industry standards, and all of our home inspectors receive...Read more about WIN Home Inspection - Woodbury
Porch Pro Headshot National Realty Home Inspections LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
Jay B Lohn established our firm in 2008, and successfully started two other companies. NRH specializing in professional home inspections, property management, rental properties & renovations. Jay is also a certified home inspector and a licensed realtor. http://youtu.be/DqsQpyx26JE (Inspection ...Read more about National Realty Home Inspections LLC
Jay B Lohn established our firm in 2008, and successfully started two other companies. NRH specializing in professional home inspections, property management, rental properties & renovations. Jay is also a certified home inspector and a licensed realtor. http://youtu.be/DqsQpyx26JE (Inspection ...Read more about National Realty Home Inspections LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Criterium - Schimnowski Engineers
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
Residential Structural Evaluations / Retaining Wall Design & Evaluation Services Offered: Residential structural evaluations, home inspections & building inspections performed by a licensed Professional Engineer (such as bowed floors, plaster cracks, sagging roof, determining load-bearing walls), f...Read more about Criterium - Schimnowski Engineers
Residential Structural Evaluations / Retaining Wall Design & Evaluation Services Offered: Residential structural evaluations, home inspections & building inspections performed by a licensed Professional Engineer (such as bowed floors, plaster cracks, sagging roof, determining load-bearing walls), f...Read more about Criterium - Schimnowski Engineers
Porch Pro Headshot Wehmeyer Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
Providing residential home inspections to the Twin Cities metro area
Providing residential home inspections to the Twin Cities metro area

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 Maplewood Home Inspectors

105074

Very thorough - great experience - very patience - inspection was everything it should have been!

- Bjorik MUTIZE
105018

it went well

- Barb Steinman
227943

This was my first inspection so, I was pleased since they didn't really find anything big.

- Tim Rettner
227091

great explained everything, nice support.  

- Abdul Tanveer Abdul Rasheed
189587

Rick was very thorough and able to answer all of my questions. Rick has a broad range of knowledge and was very professional.

- Cindy Gavilan
205442

Rick has been with us through different listings and I can't really say anything except that he's been very great. I appreciate his help with everything and will be highly recommending him for friends and family.

- Randy Earl
195582

Rick was really good better than we ever thought. Will recommend him to family and friends. 

- Matthew Housewright
211853

Rick has been fantastic with us. He was attentive to all of our questions, he handled the inspection like an absolute professional. Was very thorough during the whole thing and was patient in helping us understand the very detailed report he gave. 5/5 Wil...

- Andrea Bartholomew
195852

Rick waas great. He was very thorough with his report. 

- Tristi Kringle
195853

Rick waas great. He was very thorough with his report. 

- Tristi Kringle
204235

Richard did a good job

- Ryan and Teri Hannigan

All Home Inspectors in Maplewood, MN

Porch Pro Headshot Beacon Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
A premier home inspection company offering an in-depth education of the home you are considering and advise and support about your home for as long as you own it. We can provide you more information that is relevant to your decision about the property you are contemplating buying or selling because...Read more about Beacon Inspection Services
A premier home inspection company offering an in-depth education of the home you are considering and advise and support about your home for as long as you own it. We can provide you more information that is relevant to your decision about the property you are contemplating buying or selling because...Read more about Beacon Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Happy House Inspection Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Healthy House on the Block Inpsections
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota
Porch Pro Headshot Keen Eye Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Maplewood, Minnesota

Latest projects near Maplewood

Recent projects booked on Porch
North Saint Paul 55109
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
White Bear Lake 55110
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Environmental issues
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
North Saint Paul 55109
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roseville 55113
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Roseville 55113
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Lead paint test, Radon test, Mold test
Saint Paul 55130
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
For an insurance claim, To get roof certified
Previous leaking or damage
Yes
Number of stories tall
Two floors
North Saint Paul 55109
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Service needed
Roofing Inspection
Saint Paul 55119
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Woodbury 55125
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Sewer cam inspection, Termite inspection, Separate structure