condo/townhome inspection

Asked by ezrideolg, Norwalk, CT Fri Mar 8, 2013

What would be the cost of full inspection of 1450 sqf townhome (2 1/2 bath, C/A, heat pump) in Norwalk area? Can anyone recommend a good and inexpensive inspector?

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Brown Estate…, Agent, Norwalk, CT
Fri Mar 8, 2013
The costs vary from one vendor to another but the range is $375 to $450. If you decide to do additional testings like lead, water or radon, then this is extra. We recommend 3 Home Inspectors, Tiger Home Inspection, Mr. Inside Out and Pillar to Post. All three are good and cover Norwalk, CT.

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Joe Balestri…, Agent, Norwalk, CT
Fri Mar 8, 2013
It does vary; radon inspection is around $100-150, water is about $100, building inspection around $300-$400 depending on the inspector. Bill Hirsch with Total Home Inspection has done over 7000 inspections. He works for you and makes sure to educate about the unit/home, while inspecting every aspect. He brings in a separate termite inspector and Standard Oil guy to do those inspections at the same price as other inspectors. 203-838-7800 is his number, you will probably talk to Melissa if you call, his assistant.

Let me know if you have any questions,
-Joe Balestriere
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Amanda Albert, Agent, Woodbridge, CT
Fri Mar 8, 2013
The costs vary upon what tests you want to have done, but should be around 500 or less. Well worth it. I can recommend Tiger Home Inspections.
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The Garthman…, Agent, Stamford, CT
Wed Aug 21, 2013
We would estimate an inspection of the townhouse to be btwn $400-$500 by using a state certified inspector. Extra costs included in the higher price may depend on having a separate radon and termite inspection. Most inspection reports will be given to you immediately after the inspection to 24 hrs afterwards.
Your realtor will certainly be able to give you 3 reliable inspectors to choose from. Most of the well-respected ones have websites to review. Also, several will offer email tips on how to address any problems after you become a homeowner.
Be sure that your Realtor receives a copy of the report as well so they can negotiate or question any items that need repair.
You don't want to necessarily choose the least expensive inspector unless he/she is highly recommended. Remember you often get what you pay for!

Good luck!
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