What Does a Home Inspection Cost?
The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending upon the size of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as inspection of WELL, SEPTIC, test for MOLD, RADON, and PEST.
However, do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection. The knowledge gained from an inspection performed by BT HOME INSPECTION -an experienced, ASHI Certified inspector is well worth the fee over less skilled home inspectors. The type of inspection report that BT HOME INSPECTION provides is also an important consideration. A detailed, typewritten narrative report is far superior to a handwritten checklist report, and is much easier to understand. The report is also supported by color photographs of problems areas to support the notations in the written report.
What Is ASHI?
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is America's oldest and leading non-profit professional association for independent home inspectors. Since its formation in 1976, ASHI's Standards of Practice have served as the home inspector's performance guideline, universally recognized and accepted by professional and government authorities alike. As a result, BT HOME INSPECTION is FHA-HUD Certified.
Do I Have To Be There For The Inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've seen the property first hand through the inspectors eyes.
What If The Inspection Report Reveals Problems?
No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't mean you shouldn't buy the home, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the purchase price or contract terms if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't wish to become involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely important to you.
If The House Proves To Be In Good Condition, Did I Really Need An Inspection?
Absolutely. Now you can complete the purchase with peace of mind and comfort. You will also have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report, and will want to keep that information for future reference.
BT HOME INSPECTION is a certified member of ASHI. Visit www.ASHI.org for more information on America's oldest and leading professional association for independent home inspectors.
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