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Nichelle, Home Buyer in Terrytown, LA

how much does an fha home inspection cost?

Asked by Nichelle, Terrytown, LA Tue May 20, 2008

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Hi Nichelle,

You may be referring to an FHA appraisal which is part home inspection too but is NOT the same as the home inspection that you would hire an inspector to perform for you. The FHA appraiser will go through a thorough checklist looking for things that the lender will need to be fixed before they will lend on the loan, for example, flaking paint, roof repair or safety issues.

So the FHA appraisal is necessary for the loan but completely separate from the home inspection. Hope that helps.
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Pricing on Home Inspections vary depending on geographic location and the quality of the inspection company. A reputable inspection firm should use national average pricing as a fee basis. Some other things to factor into the bottom line fee calculation is the square footage of the home, year built (Homes over 50yrs old normally have an up-charge), raised foundation (Raised foundations normally have an up-charge), pool, spa, need for special inspections such as, Mold, Radon, Water quality, etc...

One thing to keep in mind that any company offering a fee of less that $295.00 is probably not insured and most likely new in the business and consequently inexperienced. Remember the golden rule, "you get what you pay for".
Web Reference: http://www.apinspects.com
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