If you’re like most people who are buying a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’ll have a home inspection done before you sign the dotted line that makes it yours.
But how much does a home inspection cost – and is it worth it?
How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
The average home inspection costs a few hundred dollars. You can expect to spend between $300 and $500, depending on the home’s size, the city it’s in and a couple of other factors. You’re always welcome to shop around for a great deal, but remember that sometimes discount home inspections aren’t as thorough as they could be. It’s always a good idea to tag along with your home inspector to make sure he or she is checking everything you need them to check.
Home inspectors check the grounds outside the home, the home’s structure and the exterior. They also look at the roof, the interior and other elements to let you know the home’s overall condition. If your home inspector discovers something that’s broken or malfunctioning, he or she will put it in the final inspection report.
A thorough home inspection usually takes between 2 and 3 hours, but larger homes take longer than smaller ones do. Homes with more heating and cooling systems, for example, and those with more bathrooms and hot water heaters can take more time (and cost more, too).
Is the Cost of a Home Inspection Worth It?
A home inspection that doesn’t turn up any major issues might feel like a waste of money – but you have no way of knowing what issues a home has without one. What if you bought a home that had a faulty hot water heater that was about to leak all over the hardwoods? What if you signed the dotted line on a house with a roof that was on the verge of collapse?
Having a home inspection – and paying the fees associated with it – is well worth your investment.
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