Gene Ballin

Certified Master Home Inspector


  • Licensed Home Inspector in Tennessee, 2006 (TN407)
  • Licensed Home Inspector in Mississippi, 2003. (MHIB 0189) Find HI Licensee
  • Supra Key access in MS!  
  • I am registered as an FHA / HUD Home Inspector
  • Retired Residential Code Inspector for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspections. 

What is a General Home Inspection?

Inspection of the Roof, Exterior, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure, Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Electrical, Fireplace, Attic, Insulation & Ventilation, Doors, Windows & Interior.

Pools are optional with an additional fee.

A written report, pictures.

What is a 4-Point Home inspection?

Inspect the Roof, HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical systems.

A written report, pictures.


Please read this before choosing your home inspector!

There are a lot of good home inspectors out there.

There are a lot of new home inspectors that do not renew their licenses.

The Home inspection business is very easy to get into.

Look past the hype and the slick website. 

When choosing a home inspector, longevity in the business is what matters.

Text me for availability or to ask a question.


For a fast response, text the answers to the following questions.

Your name?

Inspection address?

The inspection you are interested in?

Utilities on?

Vacant or occupied?

Your Realtor's name/number?


Home Inspection Topic Videos and Pictures

If you have a topic you'd like to hear about, let me know. Text me at 901-355-9370

One showing and done! Be ready to sell.

Isn't showing your house again and again fun!  NOT!!!! Rescheduling your life again and again to show a house is not fun. It gets to a point you feel like you do not live there…

Where is the filter?

Notice anything missing? The filter media is missing from the filter frame! When inspecting the HVAC system, the first thing I look at is the air filter. Is it installed? The…

Old Plumbing Pipes

If the house your looking at was built before the use a PVC Drain, Wast and Vent pipe, what should you be concerned about the most regarding the drain, waste and vent system? I…

Updated Lighting and wiring

We often see the comment in older home listings, “updated lighting and wiring”. But what does this mean? Very often I have observed that most of the house wiring is still…

Why should I pay for a Home Inspection that my friend can do?

Having a friend or relative look over a house before purchasing making an offer is not a bad idea. But, unless your friend or relative is experienced at inspecting homes, they…

Do I need the utilities turned 'ON' for a Home Inspection?

Very often unoccupied houses are 'Winterized', this action is intended to drain the water lines and water heater of all water and prevent plumbing fixtures and traps from…