A Smart Investment

Metro Cleveland's only preferred inspection company

More Than Just an Inspection

With every inspection, we perform we follow a strict code of ethics and exceed the standards of practice. 

Thorough, Readable Reports

Our reports include a clear annotations, a clean layout, easy to read with videos and images.

Excellent Value

A home is a massive investment. This is why we offer the highest level of excellence and quality with every inspection we perform. 

Our Commitment to You

We are here to help you know your greatest investment you are making and assure you are making informed wise decisions on your greatest purchase in your entire life. 

Up Close Home Inspections is committed to serving our customers—that means you!

Being in the trades, We understand how homes are built.  We pride ourselves on our knowledge, years of training and experience. What makes us different is when we  inspect your greatest investment, we are inspecting it a higher level. That level is the same for our family member of ours . We are very thorough and detailed, we will spend the entire morning or afternoon, no matter how long it takes to inspect your home with a fine tooth comb.

Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on your inspector’s experience and attention to detail. With Up Close Home Inspections, you are getting Certified Professional Inspectors who understand the commitment you are about to make. You can verify our certification here

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Frequently Asked Questions

Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but we’re here to ensure you know what to expect during your home inspection.

A home inspection includes checking for any structural issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrical wiring, heating/cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inspection typically takes 2-3 hours.

Ensure all inspection points are free from clutter, including any closets that might lead to a crawlspace or attic, and clearing some space around your home’s perimeter. It’s also important to check the functionality of all built-in appliances, electric, and gas. If you don’t plan to attend the inspection, make sure your inspector has access to the home, and all pets are properly contained or moved.

A home doesn’t pass or fail an inspection. Instead, a home inspection is a thorough audit of your home’s components. In most cases, there will be concerns marked on your home inspection report, but these are strictly informative.

While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean  you may end up buying a home that has major issues that need to be fixed.

While a home inspector may recommend some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. He or she can provide information about what needs to be repaired — and it might be helpful to know that information — but the decision to actually do the work lies solely with the homeowner. Not only does this give you the freedom to choose your contractors, but it also helps prevent a conflict of interest.

A home inspection can affect appraisals for two reasons: 1) The inspector may find something wrong with the property that would lower the value of the home, 2) The inspector may find things that need repair which could increase the value of the home. If the inspection finds issues that require repairs, then the seller has to decide whether they want to fix them themselves, or hire someone else to do it. If the buyer wants to purchase the home, he/she must be willing to pay for those repairs.

It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but if you desire you are more than welcome to attend. Generally we recommend that you show up at least an hour after the inspection has started. This ensures that the inspector has had time to do a preliminary inspection and will have matters to discuss with you when you arrive.

An inspection of a new property is important to help you spot any shortcuts the contractor or builder may have taken. A trained home inspector will be able to spot certain telltale signs that might otherwise go unnoticed to an untrained eye. Especially valuable is an inspection before the drywall is put up. This gives you the chance to identify and fix problems when they are much easier to spot and repair.

No house is perfect. This needs repeating, NO HOUSE IS PERFECT. If there are problems, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy the house. However, if there are major problems, you may want to go back to the seller to either get the problems corrected or to negotiate the contract price to reflect the inspector’s findings.

The cost of a home inspection varies based upon a number of factors, including size, age, special services requested, etc. Typically, the cost is in the range of $325 – $550, although the fees can go higher. However, cost should not be a factor in deciding whether or not you get your home inspected or in determining which home inspector you choose. Rather, you should consider the home inspection as an investment that will pay for itself many times over. As with most things, cheaper is not always better. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is NOT necessarily a bargain. The inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, and professional affiliations, should be the most important consideration.


The Home Inspection Process

Step One

We invite you to walk along with us while we conduct a thorough inspection of your property.

Step Two

Once we’ve compiled our notes, we will send you and your agent a detailed report annotating what we found.

Step Three

We provide follow-up support to ensure you are fully equipped for the next steps in your process.

The ultimate cutting edge report

While Up Close Home Inspections encourages our clients to walk through the home with us, we understand that you may be too busy, and may not have time to do so.

Regardless of whether or not you attend the inspection, we will compile a comprehensive Spectora report, which includes all of the information you need to determine the condition of the home.

We will deliver our report within 24 hours of the conclusion of your home inspection, so that you can quickly access a full overview of our findings – and discuss them with us and your agent.