A General Home Inspection costs about $350 for about 1700 sqft.
If there is a Pool, Outbuildings, more square feet, then it goes up.
They generally will not include PEST or ROOF in that, as those are separate inspections and require climbing UNDER and in the ATTIC: They are pretty specialized.
This would tell you, that you want to have all three done.
Out here, the Roof Inspection is generally free, so that they can get a small job of repairing and doing a 2-5 year CERT.
The Pest is only about $60, in anticipation of getting any pest work that is needed.
I hope that helps.
As you can see from the previous answers the costs of home inspections vary. I work primarily in Pinellas county. Inspectors will generally ask for the age and heated square footage of the house to base their price on. A house under 2000 heated sq.ft. will probablly run between $275 and $500. Inspectors that we have used check the roof also. If there are issues they may reccomend you get repair estimates from a roofer or have a roofer do a further ispection. Pool inspections are usually an add on cost to the base price. Insurance companies are now requiring roof certifications on all policies. Some inspectors are qualified to do both a roof certification and wind mitigation check on your home. If it is done along with the home inspection they generally charge $55-85. If it is done outside the inspection it costs more. Some insurance companies have inspectors that can do them both at a reasonable price also.
Termite/WDO (wood destroying organisms) are a separate inspection which usually run between $55-85 also.
Inspections are well worth it. It's not a guarantee that nothing will happen down the road, but is a good insight into the condition of probably your biggest purchase. I adivise buyers to go, when ever possible, since the inspector will go over his report with you on site and also point out good home maintenance tips....especially if this is your first home.
I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
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Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
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Liane Jamason, REALTOR
Keller Williams Realty
FHA - 150 - 200.
Regular Home Inspection depends on size of house - 150 - 300 (Includes roof - does not include pools). Usually paid at the day of inspection. FHA inspection does not replace a home inspection.
WDO or pest inspection runs between 60 - 75. Sometimes it can be paid at closing.