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A word about pricing: the cost of a home inspection is typically less than 0.2 percent of the purchase price of a home. This is an excellent return on your investment.  Even at a fee of $350.00 to inspect a $125,000.00 home, the cost of an inspection is less than 0.2 percent! Many real estate agents or brokers will collect 5.0-6.0 percent of the sale price, and many mortgage brokers collect over 1.0-2.0 percent of the purchase price in fees. Our pricing reflects more about what the local market will bear than the true value of the inspection that is conducted for you by 1st Call Home Services.  Without a home inspection, what unknown or unplanned expenses might come up that could have been dealt with or planned for before taking possession of your new home, and how will that affect your budget?

Also consider the real costs involved in providing professional home inspection services. Before your inspection starts, costs have been incurred to get your inspector and equipment on site.  Additionally, consider that an inspection costing $350.00 up front that reveals the true condition of the property is less expensive in the long run than an inspection costing less that fails to properly document expensive repairs.

Prior to your inspector arriving, there are years of training, ongoing education, equipment costs, and maintenance on equipment.  Consider the salary of the inspector; the cost of doing business, such as office expenses, technology costs, legal costs, advertising, taxes and fees; all of which add up to a significant part of the inspection fee.


How to calculate your home inspection prices?

SERVICES                                                                              AMOUNT

WDI Inspection (termite)                                                                                               $85.00

NACA - Home Inspection (single family)                                                                   $400.00

NACA - Home Inspection (multifamily)                                                                      $500.00

NACA - WDI Inspection (termite)                                                                               $150.00

NACA - ReInspection                                                                                                   $125.00

Home Inspection - 0 - 2000 sq ft                                                                             $350.00

Home Inspection - 2001 - 2500 sq ft                                                                         $375.00

Home Inspection - 2501 - 3000 sq ft                                                                        $400.00

Home Inspection - 3001 - 3500 sq ft                                                                        $425.00

Home Inspection - 3501 - 4000 sq ft                                                                        $450.00

Home Inspection - 4001 - 4500 sq ft                                                                        $475.00

Home Inspection - 45091 - 5000 sq ft                                                                      $500.00

Home Inspection - 5001 + sq ft (priced by the sq ft)                                                $0.12/sq ft

Pre-Listing Inspection (verbal consult)                                                                       $205.00

Condo Inspection                                                                                                          $295.00

Mobile Home                                                                                                                  $330.00

Commercial Inspection (initial fee, includes termite)                                                  $350.00

Commercial Inspection (add on to above)                                                                  $0.14/sq ft

Apartment Building initial fee (includes termite)                                                          $275.00

Apartment building per unit (add on to above)                                                             $50.00


ADD ON’s

Inlaw apartment                                                                                                               $50.00

Two Family Dwelling                                                                                                        $50.00

Three Family Dwelling                                                                                                      $75.00

Four Family Dwelling                                                                                                       $100.00

Detached Building (equal to one car garage)                                                                $150.00                            

Detached Building (equal to two car garage)                                                                $200.00                            

Detached Building (equal to three car garage)                                                             $250.00                            

Pool Inspection - Inground                                                                                             $295.00

Pool Inspection - Above ground                                                                                     $225.00

Radon Testing (air)                                                                                                          $145.00

Water Quality Testing (FHA/VA)                                                                                     $195.00

Water Quality Testing (standard scan)                                                                          $225.00

Radon in water (added to either water above)                                                                $75.00

Air Quality Test (for mold) 1 indoor 1 out door sample                                                 $325.00

addition air sampling for above air quality testing                                                         $75.00/sample


These prices are subject to change - please confirm upon ordering your inspection.


A few notes about a home inspection:

1.) An FHA appraisal is not a home inspection.

2.) A home inspection is not an appraisal.

3.) A home inspection is not a guarantee.

4.) Not all home inspections are the same.  
Some are conducted from a quantity standpoint,
and some are conducted from a
     quality standpoint, among other differences.

 

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