Every homebuyer knows how emotionally overwhelming the home buying process can be. After all, you are so close to owning your dream home. But you also spend a huge amount of money on the down payment, future mortgage obligations as well as other expenses. It’s no wonder many buyers prefer to skip the home inspection to cut down on costs. However, learning how to protect the investment of purchasing a property is often overlooked by many, especially first time home buyers. Just the thought of the home inspection expense can be daunting for some that they choose not to have it performed and close on the home As-Is.
But, the home inspection is a crucial and integral part of a real estate transaction. It is a way to ensure that you are getting what you are paying. Meaning, you become knowledgeable of the home, not be surprised with hidden problems and costly repairs once you move in. If you think that the home inspection expense is too much, it can be the other way around. The inspection cost is only a small fraction of what potential expenses for repairs can be, and knowing about issues before closing can even save you thousands down the road.
How much does our Columbus OH Home Inspection costs?
At Clear View Inspection Group, our home inspections Save You Money. Knowing the home’s issues and asking the seller to fix, repair, or adjust the price saves you from having to spend money after moving in. Our home inspection costs vary with the size, age, and condition of the home, the scope of services, and other factors.
Our typical Columbus OH Home Inspection thoroughly covers the following:
Roof coverings, gutters, downspouts, vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, roof, penetrations, and the general roof structure
Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
Insulation and ventilation of unfinished spaces including attics, crawlspaces, foundation areas, and exhaust systems
Siding, windows, exterior doors, finishing and trim, walkways, driveways, stairs, patios, decks, and drainage
Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace, Structure
Foundation movement, cracks, structural concerns, and an indication of water penetration
Cooling system, location of thermostat, energy source, and cooling method
Heating system, location of thermostat, energy source, and heating method
Visible portions of the fireplace and chimneys, damper doors, and cleanout doors and frames
Main water and fuel supply, shut-off valves, water heater, interior water supply, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, drains, waste and vent systems
Service drop, overhead service conductors, main service disconnect, panelboards, grounding, switches, light fixtures, receptacles deemed to be AFCI and GFCI, and the presence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
Dishwasher, disposal, range, oven, microwave, refrigerator, exhaust, bathroom, heater, garage door, doorbell, and dryer vent
Once you get the home under contract, be sure to call us for your Columbus OH Home Inspection!
Choosing Clear View Inspection Group will give you the information you need to make one of Life’s most important decisions confidently. Following the inspection, you will receive our high-quality, easy-to-understand, electronic inspection report complete with color photos and detailed findings. Contact us today and learn more about the home inspection process, and let’s get started!
Clear View Inspection Group, LLC | The Most Trusted and Experienced Columbus Ohio Home Inspection team. Owned and operated by Professional Home Inspector, Kevin Saunders , Clear View Inspection Group, LLC takes pride in his commitment to following high standards and providing professional service to all of our customers.
Serving Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Pickerington, Dublin, Powell, Grove City, Grandview, New Albany, Bexley, Columbus Ohio and all areas in between.