HOME INSPECTION COST
Home Inspection Cost
Everyone dreams of owning a home. It’s an exciting experience for the whole family. In some cases, it can also be stressful. However, it will end up being a horrible decision if you dive head-first without precaution.
A home inspection is the best way a buyer can protect his or her decision. And while it could mean sparing a few hundred dollars, it will definitely save you from spending even more in repairs.
Depending on the size, a home inspection can cost between $300 to $500. The inspector will charge a higher fee for a bigger house of course. The usual gauge is anything bigger than 2,000 square feet. Since there is really no standard fee for a home inspection, it’s wise to ask about how you will be billed at the outset.
Sometimes, the age of the house will also affect pricing. The reason for this is because older homes require more time and effort to inspect. Safety can also be an issue when inspecting older houses, so more precaution is observed. In addition, it is good to note that expensive doesn’t always mean the best in the same way that cheap doesn’t equate to poor quality.
Do your part and conduct your research on home inspectors in your area. A good place to start is to ask around, especially from homeowners who’ve had their home inspection done in the span of 3 to 5 years.
What Am I Paying For?
Each inspector has different expertise. A general home inspection will include an in-depth evaluation of the following areas:
- Roof, ceiling, walls, floor
- Basement and garage
- Chimney, fireplace, and attic
- Appliances (if any)
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- HVAC systems
This is just an overview of the home inspection process. Of course, the actual inspection is more rigorous and detailed. The report will contain not just observations but also photos to support each. The result of the inspection may suggest additional inspection to be done. This may or may not be covered by your home inspector. Examples include termite inspection, asbestos inspection, radon testing, and many others. Make sure to ask all your questions as inspectors are trained to direct all your inquiries about the home. This could bring you from being a mere buyer to an informed homeowner.
How Much Do Home Inspection Costs?
Prestige Home Inspections provides Buyer Inspections, Pre-Listing (Seller) Inspections, Builders Warranty Inspection,Radon Inspection, Water Well Inspection, Termite (WDO/WDI)Inspection,and Thermal Imaging Scans in all of Summit County as well as the adjoining counties of Medina County, Portage, Stark, Wayne, Cuyahoga and the surrounding areas.
When you or someone you know needs the services of a quality home inspection company, we would truly appreciate you thinking of us. You can schedule right from our website or call our office now (330) 286-9128
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