According to RealWealthNetwork.com, Houston has:
In 2022, Houston's real estate market is somewhat competitive for buyers. According to Redfin, homes in the Houston metro area stay on the market for an average of 26 days. While the market has slowed year-over-year in terms of the number of homes sold, home prices are up from 2021.
Home inspection prices on average skew slightly above the national average of $468 for JUST a home inspection. Keep in mind ancillary services like termite, mold, or air quality inspections will be an additional cost, and are a great idea in many cases.
We recommend checking out a couple of local home inspection company websites to get a feel for their overall professionalism, customer service, and reviews. Look for a sample report to see what to expect after you get a home inspection. If you just want to book it, make sure they offer online booking. If you want to really get a feel for their service, give a few a call and ask questions!
A home inspection is not a "pass" or "fail" type of inspection. The purpose of a home inspection is two-fold - to help you and your agent understand the general condition of the major systems of the home, and to help negotiate the purchase price or fixes the seller will make (or help you decide to walk away altogether, which doesn't happen often).