Post # 1
I’m wondering if what we are paying is average? We were quoted $800.00 for basic building Inspection, Radon Test, Termite and Rodent Inspection, Sewer Scope, and infra-red scan for moisture. Plus we will be an addtional $100 for Gas inspection. Are these numbers about right? Home is about 2500sqft.
Post # 3
@cora_123: Our fee for general home inspection was $400, Well inspection $285, Termite and septic was $180, we did not do a radon test and our house is 2200 sq. ft. So that totaled $865. We live in VA. Double check with you realtor/the sellers…most sellers around here pay for the termite, septic, and well inspections. Our house was a foreclosure, so we had to pay for it all.
Post # 4
@cora_123: I paid $200 in 2002, but that’s my only reference! $75 for a furnace inspection. $400 for an appraisal.
However I don’t think these were included:
Radon Test, Termite and Rodent Inspection, Sewer Scope, and infra-red scan for moisture
Post # 5
We paid $600 for our home inspection including everything you listed there (Excluding gas). This was for a 2,200 sq ft home in Connecticut just a few months ago. Your quote seems a little on the high end IMO.
Post # 7
$500 for a 1500sq/ft uber old house about 5 years ago.
Post # 8
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These are the prices for our area (Washington DC metro) for a 2000-3000 sq foot single family home:
Home Inspection $350-500
Radon test $150
Termite and Pest $100
Post # 9
It’s going to depend on your area. We are in Michigan and paid $310.
Post # 10
Our inspection was about $350 and that was a few months ago. Appraisal was close to $500
Post # 11
We just bought our house last week and it was $375 for inspections.
Post # 12
@cora_123: I use the same guy all the time for all of our properties. We pay $300.
Post # 13
We got termite, radon and general inspection for $600. We didn’t get a moisture inspection. I never even heard of that when I bought my house? Maybe it’s based on the region you live in though.
Post # 14
This quote was from the guy our agent recommended so I called around to a few more companies and got higher quotes! The Radon test alone from every company was at least $150.00 and the cheapest basic building inspection (no extras like termites) was $350, maybe it’s my area but it seems like ya’ll got great deals!
Post # 15
To @cora_123: you might want to wary of a recommendation coming from your Real Estate Agent… I am a HUGE Fan of Mike Holmes (of Holmes on Homes fame here in Canada) Tv Show and he says that more often than not when someone buys a house with problems they used a Home Inspector who was “recommended” by either the Seller or a Real Estate Agent…
Something to consider
Anotherwords… they may be “cheap” for a reason. They are hoping you’ll go with them… so as to buy the house
As Mike says, UNFORTUNATELY there is no recourse after you buy a house if you ended up with a poor inspection
As the Industry is unregulated…
Hope this helps,
Post # 16
$500 for our inspection, $400 for the appraisal.
Don’t go with your realtor’s recommendation. Look up reviews on your own!