Top 6 Home Inspectors in Oroville, CA

Porch Pro Headshot United Property Inspectors
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
(356)
Porch Pro Headshot Hawkeye Home Inspections inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
(107)
"My experience with Hawkeye and Raymond was great. Friendly gentleman, patient and explanatory of work done and any questions that I had. Prompt and efficient and fairly priced. I have recommended him to friends of mine who used him and had the same experience that I had. "
"My experience with Hawkeye and Raymond was great. Friendly gentleman, patient and explanatory of work done and any questions that I had. Prompt and efficient and fairly priced. I have recommended him to friends of mine who used him and had the same experience that I had. "
Porch Pro Headshot THESCo Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
(7)
Who We Are: THESCo Inc in Chico, California, a certified green building company with more than 20 years of experience, offers excellent quality craftsmanship while providing complete NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, REMODELS AND REPAIRS. As well as providing energy-efficient solutions for homeowne...Read more about THESCo Inc.
Who We Are: THESCo Inc in Chico, California, a certified green building company with more than 20 years of experience, offers excellent quality craftsmanship while providing complete NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, REMODELS AND REPAIRS. As well as providing energy-efficient solutions for homeowne...Read more about THESCo Inc.
Porch Pro Headshot The Wright Com
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
I'm a 3rd generation Building contractor ,2nd generation Building Inspector. Over 30 years in the trades, tile and stone fabrication is my specialty.
I'm a 3rd generation Building contractor ,2nd generation Building Inspector. Over 30 years in the trades, tile and stone fabrication is my specialty.
Porch Pro Headshot D G Inspection Svc
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
Located in Oroville, D G Inspection Svc is a home inspection firm that offers roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more.
Located in Oroville, D G Inspection Svc is a home inspection firm that offers roofing inspection, plumbing inspection and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Inspections By Kim
Home Inspectors
Serves Oroville, California
Inspections By Kim is a home inspection firm that provides electrical inspection and plumbing inspection as well as other services. They are based in Oroville.
Inspections By Kim is a home inspection firm that provides electrical inspection and plumbing inspection as well as other services. They are based in Oroville.

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 Oroville Home Inspectors

110366

Inspection went very great! He was professional 

- Cristine Ruiz & Jay Pardo
111585

Inspection went really, Jordan was awesome!

- LaTroya Johnson & Antonio Delong
8777

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Very good to keep appointment. Excellent value.

- Jennifer Reed- Casho
8999

Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

Hawkeye has always provided me and my clients with great honest work.

- Shaun Hilton
111595

Inspection was awesome and Raymond was fablous!

- Penny Pawloski
111065

Went great, he was very detailed

- Ron & Rachel Dong
9031

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent responsiveness in communication. Excellent value.

Reliable, professional and experienced. Highly recommend!

- Karan Schlagel
8790

Excellent to keep appointment. Excellent work quality. Excellent responsiveness in communication.

Great! Our realtor chose Hawkeye. He was prompt, thorough and provide a very nicely put together binder with all his results and recommendations.

- Debra Martin
111365

did a great job. <br> 

- David & Linda Howe

Latest projects near Oroville

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Oroville 95965
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
51+ years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Termite inspection
Oroville 95965
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Improvement.
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Commercial
Property size
4,001-5,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Oroville 95965
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Metal
Reason for inspection
To buy or sell the home
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors