Are there any local inspection companies that can do both a purchase and termite inspection at the same time?

Asked by Tc, San Francisco, CA Fri Oct 3, 2008

I'm buying a condo in a complex with a HOA. I need an inspection to satisfy the mortgage broker but since I'm not responsible for building repairs a full inspection AND a separate termite inspection feels like throwing money away. Are there any companies that will do both inspections at once? Also do any companies offer lower rates for condos vs houses, it seems like it should be based on square footage or number of bedrooms.

My offer was accepted so I need to find someone fairly quickly. Can anyone recommend someone? Thanks!!!!

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Catherine My…, Agent, Walnut Creek, CA
Fri Oct 3, 2008
Larsen Home Inspection and Homeguard can.

And to the first answer, it is totally negotiable who pays for the termite inspection of course, and up to what was in your offer.

Bernard provided the Homeguard info. Larsen can be reached at : (925) 455-8022
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Rachel Knight, Agent, Danville, CA
Mon Oct 13, 2008
When you use Homeguard ( to do both property and termite (pest) inspection, they will include a free roof inspection. They do charge less for a condo/townhouse vs. single family home, based on square footage. In Depending on the county, charges for the pest report might fall to the seller or buyer by custom. But even as a buyer, I would encourage you to get your own pest report. I have seen several transactions where the seller's pest report is minimal, but a second pest inspection turns up thousands of dollars in damage.
Good luck!
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Bernard Gibb…, Agent, Danville, CA
Fri Oct 3, 2008
HomeGuard will do both. Price for inspections id determined by size of home and yes, condos are generally lower prices than single family homes.

Bernard Gibbons

Bernard Gibbons, Realtor, e-PRO Certified Internet Specialist
J. Rockcliff Realtors, 15 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526
Phone (925) 997-1585
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David, , La Jolla, CA
Fri Oct 3, 2008
the seller pays for the termite inspection.
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