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Old 06-09-2014, 06:27 PM
 
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Any idea how much an average home inspection costs in the Charlotte/Concord area . And is a radon inspection really necessary?
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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There were the ones that I found that seem to be highly rated:
Home Inspection Carolina
Carolina Dream Home Inspection, LLC | Timothy A. Brown
Realty Inspection Services, LLC

Prices are based on the size of your house, but probably range from $350 - $500 on average. I went ahead and got a termite and radon inspection done as well since the house I just sold had radon issues that we didn't even know about since our realtor 4 years ago told us radon testing wasn't necessary.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:46 AM
 
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The radon test isn't required, but peace of mind that comes with getting one done is worth more than the cost of the test.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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There were the ones that I found that seem to be highly rated:
Home Inspection Carolina
Carolina Dream Home Inspection, LLC | Timothy A. Brown
Realty Inspection Services, LLC

Prices are based on the size of your house, but probably range from $350 - $500 on average. I went ahead and got a termite and radon inspection done as well since the house I just sold had radon issues that we didn't even know about since our realtor 4 years ago told us radon testing wasn't necessary.
I agree. Getting both termite and radon tests is well worth it.

In October 2013 I paid $325 for an inspection which included the radon test and $95 for the termite inspection. This was on a 3000 sq. ft. property. I also had the HVAC serviced and checked before signing. I used http://www.asurelook.com/ as I have used them before. I was happy with their services.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:11 AM
 
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We used Home Inspection Carolina about a month ago and paid about $450 that was counting the radon test. We have a basement so that was really important to us.
They were great, very thorough and professional.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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Unless you have a basement, a radon test is basically useless. Remember you get what you pay for on home inpsections. There are good ones and bad ones. We paid $450 for a 2600sf two story crawl space home and it was well worth it. inspector spent about 4 hours onsite. Termite was not included but we did that on our own.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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We paid $480 for our inspection through Pillar to Post (3700 sq ft including a basement), $165 for the radon and $75 for termite inspection. Highly recommend the company, and we felt the radon and termite inspection were worth our peace of mind.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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350-500. All depends on the house really.

Make a good offer and ask the seller to pay for it at closing.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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350-500. All depends on the house really.

Make a good offer and ask the seller to pay for it at closing.
As someone who sold their house recently if our buyer would have asked us to pay for their inspection I would have laughed.

As a buyer, it's a small price to pay for peace of mind. I wouldn't want the seller involved in the inspection process when the fact is that a contract can fall through because of it AND if there are some huge red flags you may, as a buyer, end up wanting to pull out of the contract based on what the inspection finds.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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^^ +1.
If you pay for the inspection, you own the data. I was able to use the inspection report to make the seller remedy (and to drop the price because of another issue) a number of faults because I commissioned the report and owned it. This would never have happened if the seller had done the inspection and I would not have had confidence in the result.

It is false economy to not have title to the report. It is a ratification of something that I believe. You get what you pay for.
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