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Home Inspection Services and Pricing 

You need a quality home inspection. When you hire a New Jersey home inspector, you want to hire a licensed professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house's major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.

Your home inspector gives you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. If the home inspector identifies the need for a costly, detailed analysis of any of the houses' systems or structures, the inspector will recommend the appropriate professional, which may be an experienced engineer with expertise analyzing that particular system or structure. The need for this kind of expensive, detailed analysis is rare.

Hiring a Professional Engineer on your own can be a disappointing experience. The term Professional Engineer does not mean that the individual has training or experience conducting home inspections. Additionally, a home inspection does not involve engineering analysis. Therefore, hiring a Professional Engineer to complete a home inspection undoubtedly costs more, but likely will not give you the results you desire and deserve.

Home Inspection Elements

The home inspection is a visual inspection of the structural elements and equipment systems and components which are accessible, at the time of inspection. This typically includes:

  Property Grading, Driveways, Walkways 

  Foundations, Exterior Walls and Trim, Roof and Components
  Patios, Porches, Decks
  Attic, Interior Finishes, Doors and Windows, Fireplaces 
  Kitchens, Bathrooms
  Plumbing Components and Systems
  Electrical Components and Systems, Wiring
  Heating and Central Air Conditioning

We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the components and systems in the home.

If you have any questions, or are interested in any other services, please contact us so we may discuss your needs.

 

Pricing for Home Inspection Services:

Age of the house plays an important part in the inspection and report writing process. Please keep in mind, the on-site inspection is only part of the home inspection process. HBC Inspections typically spends an additional 3 to 5 hours in the office composing and proofing the written report. This time allows for the level of accuracy that we insist on. On-site generated reports do not allow the inspector to further investigate subject material if needed!

  Pricing - Also see "Additional Fees"  
   

* Condominum  1 Floor,1-2 Bedrooms, No Garage,
                                     Common Entry &
Utilities, <600 sf

195.00
* Townhouse  1-3 Bedrooms, No Garage,
                                Individual Entry & Utilities, <1,200 sf
 265.00
* Townhouse  1-4 Bedroom, Garage, <2,000sf 295.00
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* One Family   1-2 Bed/1 Bath, up to 600 sf 195.00 
* One Family  1-4 Bed/2.5 Bath, up to 2,000 sf 295.00
 * One Family 1-4 Bed/2.5 Baths up to 2,500 sf 345.00

* One Family  1-4 Bed/2.5 Bath, up to 3,000 sf.        

395.00
* One Family 1-4 Bed/ 3 Bath, up to 3,500 sf. 445.00
* One Family Above 3,500sf , Add $ each add'l 500 sf.
                               Also see "Signature Homes"
Each 500 SF + Add 50.00

* Two Family  Attached-4 Bath/8 Bedroom

 495.00
* Two Family  Detached or 2 Foundations 545.00
* Signature Homes  Priced Based-$1,000,000. up
                                           each Class or $500,000 above
Per Class + 100.00
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  • Add additional fees to all above, per unit, for any additional bedrooms, baths, kitchens, 3 or more heating & cooling units, 2 or more fireplaces, detached car garages-more than 2 car in size. Fees are in addition (+added) to the base home inspection prices noted above.
Add 25.00 each
  • Flips, Bank Sales, Foreclosures
Add   50.00
  • Sandy Damaged and Repaired
Add  50.00
  •  After Hours and Saturday Charge (9am -3pm)

 


Add   100.00
  • Sunday Charge 
Add  200.00 
  • 3-4 Stories  (Incl. Coastal Elevated Houses)
Add  50.00 
  • Mileage Surcharge (up to 15 miles one way)

                                                   ( 15-30 miles-one way )
                                                (over 30 miles-one way)

 Add   35.00
50.00
100.00

  • Age of building 25-50 years old                
Add   25.00
  • Age of Building 50-75 years old 
Add   50.00
  • Age of Building 75-100 years old
Add   75.00
  • "Century Homes" over 100 years old
Add 100.00+
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Pricing for Special Inspection or Testing Services: (Below-This is not a complete list)

 * Termite Inspection (Residential up to 2,000 sf.) 

 

  100.00

 

* Termite Inspection (Residential up to 2,500 sf. ) 150.00
* Termite Inspection (Residential over 3,000 sf. ) 200.00
* Termite Inspection (Century House-100 yr old)   200.00
* Termite Inspection (Residential over 5,000 sf.) 250.00
* Termite Inspection (Commercial Use)  300.00

* Radon Testing (at time of inspection,1 sample)

 150.00

* Radon Testing (Stand Alone Testing, 1 sample)  295.00
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* Marine Dock & Bulkhead Inspections  Up to 100 LF    295.00

* Commercial Property Inspections

From    495.00

* Pool Inspections (Open Pools Only, up to 18X36 ) 295.00
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* Mold Testing (1 Swab, includes Lab Fees)  195.00
* Mold Testing (Air Test, 2 cells, includes Lab Fees) 495.00
* Additional Mold Swabs-Cells (each additional unit)   95.00
* Illustrated Mold Report (only with Mold test) 295.00