Buyer’s Home Inspection

Welcome to Make sure your next home is ready for you to move in without any hidden issues that can cause headaches and expensive fixes in the future. With Buyer’s Home Inspections from 1st Choice Home Inspections in the Knoxville and Nashville markets, you can move in with peace of mind that your home is ready for your family. Contact us as your first choice for home inspections before you buy, and let our professionals help you make informed decisions about your next home!

Find Your Dream Home

When you have found your next potential home, a professional inspection can help you decide if it is the right dream home for your needs. If it checks all the boxes of your wants and needs in a home, it can be easy to get excited and want to buy quickly. At 1st Choice Home Inspections, we want to celebrate the good find with you but not until we have thoroughly inspected the home. We will make sure it has no deceiving issues that could take away your joy later when they become a bigger problem. Our team will help you identify any current problems in the home, such as faulty wiring or poor plumbing, so you can decide if it truly is your next dream home.

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Experienced Professionals You Can Trust

Choosing the right home inspector is as important as choosing the right house. The wrong inspection service could lead you to buy a house full of issues for you to handle. As licensed home inspection professionals, 1st Choice Home Inspections follows the professional guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee’s Standards of Practice. In addition, we have adopted InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice, so you can rest assured knowing that your inspection will be done to the highest standards in the industry. When you hire 1st Choice Home Inspections to do your buyer’s home inspection, you are getting experienced, trained, and honest professionals to help you make the decision about your new home purchase. You can trust us at 1st Choice Home Inspections to protect your number one investment, as we will treat your home as if it were our own. After all, you not only want it to feel right when you walk in the door, you want it to be right for years to come.

Inspection Fees

At 1st Choice Home Inspections, we understand that buying a home comes with many fees that can add up quickly. That’s why we strive to offer affordable home inspection services without compromising on the quality of our inspection. We want you to have peace of mind when buying your home. Our fee for a buyer’s home inspection is based mainly on two criteria: the location of the house and the square footage. Below are the base fees for the Knoxville Area (Zone 1):

  • 0 – 1000 square feet: $450.00
  • 1001 – 2000 square feet: $475.00
  • 2001 – 3000 square feet: $500.00

Inspection fees increase just $50.00 per every 1,000 square feet above 3,000. Prices also increase depending on how far the location is from downtown Knoxville. Please give us a call for an exact price quote.

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Inspection Checklist

1st Choice Home Inspections will thoroughly inspect your potential home, closely examining the interior and exterior of the home. The following list provides a general guideline of what our home inspection entails. Not every home is the same and every home inspection will vary depending on the age of the house, size, and other variables.

  • House siding
  • Exterior electric outlets
  • Types and conditions of any walkways, porches, patios, decks, and driveways
  • Types and conditions of the siding, doors, windows, gutters, and downspouts
  • Grading around the home
  • Window Wells
  • Water spigots
  • Roof covering, siding, and trim
  • Garage doors and springs, automatic garage door opener, if any
  • Electrical
  • Type and condition of the floor
  • Roof material – type, approximate age, number of layers and condition
  • Vents – type
  • Roof flashing – type and condition
  • Plumbing vents – type and condition
  • Valleys – type and condition
  • Skylights – the number and condition

NOTE: Exterior roof inspection may be limited to a visual inspection from the ground or a ladder due to one or more of the following conditions: excessive height; weather conditions; rain; snow; ice; or other unsafe conditions.

  • Type, condition, flue type
  • Supply and waste lines – type, location, and condition
  • Water heater – age, brand, size, condition
  • Service entrance location
  • Service panel – the type of breakers, amps, volts, apparent problems
  • Branch wiring and sheathing
  • Type, age, condition, fuel type, operation
  • Distribution type
  • Venting of appliance
  • Filter
  • Type, age, condition, operation
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Water pressure
  • Drainage
  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Venting
  • Closets
  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Closets
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Water pressure
  • Drainage
  • Appliances
  • Cabinets and countertops
  • Doors, windows, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Venting
  • Closets
  • Foundation – type, and condition
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Flooring – type and condition
  • Beams, posts, supports – type and condition
  • Drainage

After a home inspection from 1st Choice, we will provide a detailed report of our findings so you can make an informed decision about your next home purchase. Contact us today so you can find your next home that is perfect for you and your family!