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Old 06-17-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Hello,
What's the range for home inspection in Essex county??
I was given $525..Is it reasonable?
Thank you
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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I cant speak of Essex but mine was $325 in Edison.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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I cant speak of Essex but mine was $325 in Edison.
Yeah, ours looks a little bit over priced, but I heard the guy does a really good job..plus we do not have time to shop around - need to do it asap
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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We paid 550 in monmouth. I thought that was high and we don't feel we got anything extra at all. Can you get another recommendation? We felt we had to rush too, but we shouldn't have.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Here in Morris it's around $500...that quote it isn't INSANELY outta whack...
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Default Maplewood - Essex

It depends what it includes. Ours is going to be $750 and it includes the regular inspection, pest inspection and radon testing. Seemed reasonable, but maybe this is high?
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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fyi - for radon testing. Make sure the homeowners know that the window/doors have to be closed BEFORE the test starts. Our inspector was going to charge us more for having to come back.

]Maybe it does just cost that much now. Our total was the same as yours. For the pest inspection the guy told my husband "that's nothing, I've never seen so little". In the printed report he included 2 pages of how he has no responsibility, didn't look behind walls. Recommended getting a special company to come in and drill holes, insert cameras, possibly bring a DOG in to track termites. I found the whole inspection process to be very annoying. Make sure you're there with them so you can get the real story about exactly what NEEDS to be fixed and what are minor things. In writing they tell you every possible worst case scenario and absolve themselves of any and all responsibility. As another example in one of the bathrooms there is a chain in the tank that needs to be shortened. In the report it says the toilet is not flushing properly and a licensed plumber must be brought in to rectify the problem.
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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It depends what it includes. Ours is going to be $750 and it includes the regular inspection, pest inspection and radon testing. Seemed reasonable, but maybe this is high?
Ours include all of that as well and it is $525 total
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Well, THAT'S a good price.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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We paid $299 in Cherry Hill but did NOT include termite or radon because the lawyers for the estate had it done already (the month before). We were told by our lawyer that the people they used were very, very reputable.

Shanny
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