Pricing should be very last question you ask your inspector. As the most important question is what is the inspectors background and experience. As with everything in life you get what you pay for!! If you want a cheap inspection there are plenty of companies that will provide you with what you need, however you will pay the price in the long run.
To give you an idea of what a good inspection company will charge! Our pricing schedule is below:
How to calculate your Home Inspection prices?
NOTE: NEED TO INCLUDE BOTH HEATED & UNHEATED (eg. GARAGES) SPACES
WHEN DETERMINING RATES
Homes (includes: single Family Home & Townhome & Mobile & Condo):
Up to 1,500 sq.ft.: $325.00
1,500 â€“ 1,999 sq.ft.: $350.00
2,000 â€“ 2,499 sq.ft.: $375.00
2,500 â€“ 2,999 sq.ft.: $400.00
3,000 â€“ 3,499 sq.ft.: $425.00
Above 3,500 sq.ft x.125 Example 4000x.125= $5000
ï‚• Crawlspace inspection fee: +$35.00 additional fee to home inspection fee
ï‚• Detached buildings (if required to be inspected): +$25.00 per 500 sq.ft.
ï‚• Duplex: (add to regular Home Inspection fee): $100.00
ï‚• Pre-Dry-Wall inspections: 65% of the regular full home inspection fee, with a minimum
fee of $225.00
ï‚• New construction inspection fee: same as regular home inspection fee.
ï‚• Homes 20 years and older, add: $ 50.00
ï‚• Homes older than 50 years, add: $ 75.00
ï‚• Radon gas: $175.00
ï‚• Well water bacteria test (includes: total coloform & faecal coloform): $120.00
ï‚• Lead sample: $110.00
ï‚• Termite inspection: $75.00 (with home inspection only)
ï‚• Re-inspections from report findings: Â½ the inspection fee starting at $150.00
Certified ASHI Inspector.
It is very important for you to know all of the costs involved for to purchase a home besides just the down payment for the loan. Your Buyer's Agent will be sure to explain every step in detail. In addition, your Buyer's Agent will negoiate the best deal in accordance with your personal situation. I personally do my very best job to get my Client's to closing with as little of money out of pocket as possible.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704.421.2107.
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I'm glad you ask about home inspections. It is very important to have a home inspector. I also agree with Dale Austin, that many sellers are will in today's market to pay the closing costs for the buyer. Negotiating for what is best for you in today's market is the best reason to have a Buyer's Agent to represent you. It is also important to note that the commission paid to the Buyer's Agent is paid by the seller thru the listing agreemtent when their house is listed.
The cost of inspections depends on the type of inspection that you want. If you want a full structural and mechanical inspection done by someone who can give you full stuctural engineering opinions and estimates of repair costs, then you will probably need to pay around $500 for an inspection. I also work with a very good company that does the basic inspection which will recommend further inspection if needed and that basic inspection including termite inspection is around $380. There are different ranges between.
Let me know if I can be of service to you in your purchasing needs.
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