Top 3 Home Inspectors in Portland, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Octopus Home Inspections
"I was wanting to put an offer on a house and saw that there had been an offer before me and the couple back out, so I ask if there was a report done and yes there was and it was very thorough and the house had alot more issues than I wanted to take on for the price and saw a it was very detailed, ...Read more about Octopus Home Inspections
2410 SE 121st Ave Ste 206, Portland, OR
Porch Pro Headshot The House Detectives
The House Detectives has over 27 years of home inspection experience. Our primary objective as professional, Oregon State (OCHI) certified inspectors is to work hard to ensure your business or dream home is structurally sound and doesn’t have any potentially serious, unknown defects that could end u...Read more about The House Detectives
PO Box 216, Hillsboro, OR
Porch Pro Headshot Tree Contractors Northwest Inc
Since breaking into the industry in 1998 Tree Contractors Northwest has been recognized as a dependable contractor. We’ve provided clients with a wide range of tree service needs. Whatever you have in mind, our professionals work to bring your ideas to life. Contact us to receive a free estimate to...Read more about Tree Contractors Northwest Inc
Serves Portland, Oregon

More Home Inspectors in Portland, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Check It Out Home Inspection, LLC
Home Inspectors
2814 SE 78th Ave, Portland, OR
(36)
I started Check It Out Home Inspection to apply my 15 years of carpentry experience to home inspections. I worked in both new construction and remodeling so I know houses inside and out — framing, foundations, plumbing, electrical, windows & doors, HVAC, you name it. I also remodeled and sold house...Read more about Check It Out Home Inspection, LLC
2814 SE 78th Ave, Portland, OR
I started Check It Out Home Inspection to apply my 15 years of carpentry experience to home inspections. I worked in both new construction and remodeling so I know houses inside and out — framing, foundations, plumbing, electrical, windows & doors, HVAC, you name it. I also remodeled and sold house...Read more about Check It Out Home Inspection, LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Interstate Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
2719 SE 175th Ave, Vancouver, WA
(22)
All of your home inspection services with just one phone call. Veteran owned home inspection services licensed in Washington and Oregon. We provide home inspection, sewer scope, radon testing, mold testing and other services. You can also book online at www.interstateinspection.com. Discounts ...Read more about Interstate Inspection Services
2719 SE 175th Ave, Vancouver, WA
All of your home inspection services with just one phone call. Veteran owned home inspection services licensed in Washington and Oregon. We provide home inspection, sewer scope, radon testing, mold testing and other services. You can also book online at www.interstateinspection.com. Discounts ...Read more about Interstate Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Touchstone Inspections LLC.
Home Inspectors
16420 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Touchstone Inspections, LLC was founded by Mark Zwicker, a native of Portland, Oregon. Mark has spent nearly 20 years in the construction industry working on residential homes and commercial spaces. Marks residential experience includes everything from children’s playhouses to 25,000sqf mansions. H...Read more about Touchstone Inspections LLC.
16420 SE McGillivray Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Touchstone Inspections, LLC was founded by Mark Zwicker, a native of Portland, Oregon. Mark has spent nearly 20 years in the construction industry working on residential homes and commercial spaces. Marks residential experience includes everything from children’s playhouses to 25,000sqf mansions. H...Read more about Touchstone Inspections LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Top Notch Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
16415 Wayne Dr, Oregon City, OR
(25)
Top Notch Home Inspection has been in the field of construction for 25 plus years. With an attention to detail and professionalism we strive to give you the product and piece of mind you deserve in any purchase of a home new or old! My name is Jeff Hayes I have over 25 years of experience in the ind...Read more about Top Notch Home Inspection
16415 Wayne Dr, Oregon City, OR
Top Notch Home Inspection has been in the field of construction for 25 plus years. With an attention to detail and professionalism we strive to give you the product and piece of mind you deserve in any purchase of a home new or old! My name is Jeff Hayes I have over 25 years of experience in the ind...Read more about Top Notch Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot CDO Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Portland, Oregon
(24)
CDO Inspection LLC is a local home inspection contractor in Sherwood, OR. If you or some of your friends need real estate inspection, don't hesitate to call us! Local Home Inspector, Professional Home Inspection, Affordable Home Inspection, Reliable Real Estate Inspection, Trusted Home Inspector, Pr...Read more about CDO Inspection LLC
Serves Portland, Oregon
CDO Inspection LLC is a local home inspection contractor in Sherwood, OR. If you or some of your friends need real estate inspection, don't hesitate to call us! Local Home Inspector, Professional Home Inspection, Affordable Home Inspection, Reliable Real Estate Inspection, Trusted Home Inspector, Pr...Read more about CDO Inspection LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Andrew Construction
Home Inspectors
2210 NE 125th Ave, Vancouver, WA
General Contractor who specializes in design-build / bid-build projects in both the civil and structural construction markets. Our values stress long lasting relationships with our clients built on quality, reliability, and team collaboration. Our construction management team is comprised of individ...Read more about Andrew Construction
2210 NE 125th Ave, Vancouver, WA
General Contractor who specializes in design-build / bid-build projects in both the civil and structural construction markets. Our values stress long lasting relationships with our clients built on quality, reliability, and team collaboration. Our construction management team is comprised of individ...Read more about Andrew Construction
Porch Pro Headshot Building Analyst Group Inc
Home Inspectors
546 Vista Ave SE, Salem, OR
Building Analyst Group Inc, is a certified and licensed general contractor, building inspector plus certifications include air quality testing, HVAC air balancing, energy management. Certifications: ASHI, ICC, PTCS, EPA, BA, CAZ. We provide more services to our clients than our competition. If you ...Read more about Building Analyst Group Inc
546 Vista Ave SE, Salem, OR
Building Analyst Group Inc, is a certified and licensed general contractor, building inspector plus certifications include air quality testing, HVAC air balancing, energy management. Certifications: ASHI, ICC, PTCS, EPA, BA, CAZ. We provide more services to our clients than our competition. If you ...Read more about Building Analyst Group Inc

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 Portland Home Inspectors

359228

the inspection was great they did a very good job walking me through everything and answering all my questions

- Sarah Seiffert
360650

The Top Notch inspector was very friendly and thorough.

- Brittany Banks
361063

They did a great job and were very helpful in the details.

- HIrvin Montel
357700

They were very helpful, professional & polite. We will always use them, & we appreciate there patience.

- Kaitlyn Wilson Jonathan Olson
361413

The inspection was great, they are very professional

- Ranka Sarich
355863

Top Notch Home Inspection were awesome they gave me the whole lay out of the house. Really good in every way he explained to me about the home I would rate him a five star.

- Anne Haerle
360628

Top Notch Home Inspection were great.

- Caleb Stokka
367149

It went well, was very thourough and report was detailed.

- Tyler & Katie Tyler Tourney
361447

Top Notch Home Inspection was great some key things were pointed out and the inspector addressed everything in a proper manner.

- Sara Henderson
355841

Mark mentions that Inspection went pretty good

- Mike Leclair
363482

Britt mentions inspection went good

- Britt Han
358864

Top Notch Home Inspection LLCdid amazing they were very detailed.

- Pat Latham

All Home Inspectors in Portland, OR

Porch Pro Headshot Welcome Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
2714 N Baldwin St, Portland, OR
(4)
Welcome Home Inspection is a home inspection specialist based out of Portland.
2714 N Baldwin St, Portland, OR
Welcome Home Inspection is a home inspection specialist based out of Portland.
Porch Pro Headshot Steelhead Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
900 NE 81st Ave, Portland, OR
900 NE 81st Ave, Portland, OR

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Portland 97229
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Portland 97203
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
PVC single-ply membrane
Reason for inspection
For an insurance claim, To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Portland 97216
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Multi-family dwelling
Property size
4,001-5,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Gresham 97080
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
11-20 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Mold test, Sewer cam inspection
Portland 97212
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
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor
Portland 97203
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
I'm doing a Home Equity loan and want to check the property to make sure I am aware of all the house issues.
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
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Sewer cam inspection
Lake Oswego 97035
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
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
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test
Portland 97213
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Lake Oswego 97034
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
Unknown
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above