Local home real estate developer in New Orleans, Mike Adams, decided to use his extensive knowledge of real estate development and started Spotlight Home Inspection to serve South Louisiana new homebuyers and real estate investors.

What is the difference between an appraisal and a home inspection?

The appraiser formulates an opinion of the property’s value for the lender.

The appraisal report usually comes right in at the loan value of the property and generates a report for the bank or lender.

The appraisal report should not be the only document used in making a buying decision for the new homebuyer or real estate investor.

A home inspection report educates the buyer about the condition of the home and its major components such as

  • heating
  • central air conditioning
  • interior plumbing
  • electrical systems
  • roof
  • attic
  • visible insulation
  • walls
  • ceilings
  • floors
  • windows
  • doors
  • foundation

Can a house fail an inspection?

No.  The home inspection report is just a thorough review of the condition of the house.

You will get a report that describes the physical condition of the home and you can use this report to question any needed issues or repairs.

How much does a Home Inspection report cost?

The cost of the report is based off of the square feet of the home.

A sample price can be found here

Square Feet and Cost

0 – 1500  $299

1501 – 2000  $325

2001 – 2500  $350

2501 – 3000  $375

3001 – 3500  $400

3501 – 4000  $425

4001 – 4500  $450

Garage  $25

Raised Home  $50


Why you need a Home Inspection report?

When you are considering buying a house the biggest fear is after closing you discover a major repair is needed and you now have to pay out of pocket.

A Home inspection report can allow you to purchase a property with confidence.  

The report identifies problems and it doesn’t indicate you shouldn’t buy the house but allows the opportunity to understand what are the issues with the property and allows you to have a conversation with the buyer or the seller to either negotiate the price based on the condition of the house or get the repairs done before the closing.


About Spotlight Home Inspection?

Mike Adams — InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector(CPI)© — LHI# 11008

Mike Adams is the owner and inspector of Spotlight Home Inspection, LLC. Mike is a New Orleans native who takes great pride in being able to provide a professional and reliable service to his local community.

Spotlight Home Inspection, LLC is committed to performing a comprehensive assessment of a property so that you’re able to better understand the complexities of your future home.

You can schedule an appointment here

or just give Mike a call at 504.376.3366

or email at mike@spotlighthomeinspection.net.

Serving South Louisiana including the Greater New Orleans area, Laplace, Gretna, Marrero, Harvey, Algiers, Westwego, Avondale, Metairie, Kenner, Slidell, Mandeville, Madisonville, Lacombe, Waggaman.