REDLine Home Inspection continually strives to maintain a reputation for top-notch service and the most thorough, ethical, & accurate home inspection service. We know the years of experience, combined with attention to detail and service, will leave you feeling confident in your real estate transaction.
Fees begin at $285.00 Fees are based on size and age of the home. Other variables can affect price, such as, but not limited to, additional HVAC systems, crawlspaces, and additional buildings beyond a home with an attached garage or a home with one detached garage. If a Pre-listing inspection is ordered and you buy in REDLine’s coverage area, a $50.00 discount will be applied to your buying inspection!
Ask about Radon Testing! Tests are provided through an independent vendor. REDLine will be happy to help schedule your test!
What’s included in your certified home inspection:
- Full-color home inspection report in HTML and PDF format
- High quality images of your inspection
- Email and phone support for follow-up questions and explanations
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components that are visible and safely accessible. The inspector should substantially adhere to a standards of practice that outlines what should be covered during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded. Some inspectors may strictly follow the standards of practice, while others may exceed the standards and inspect other items, or perform a more detailed inspection. Whatever the inspector includes in their inspection should be discussed prior to the inspection – this is known as the scope of work. The inspector should be able to provide you with a copy or online link to the standards of practice they follow. The inspector should provide you with a written report, which may include photos and/or recommendations, of their findings of the inspection. Read InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice to find out what is typically included and excluded in a home inspection.
Why should I get a home inspection?
Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get a home inspection because the inspector should be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs, to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan. Read InterNACHI’s Top 10 Reasons to Get a Home Inspection.
How much does a home inspection cost?
There is no set cost for a home inspection. The cost will vary based on the inspector, the local market, the geographic region, the scope of the inspection to be performed, and more. Before the inspection, you should find out what will be included in the inspection and what won’t, and these details should also be outlined in the inspection agreement that you will need to sign prior to the inspection.
How long does a home inspection take?
Depending on the home’s age, size, and location, as well as the home inspector’s own work protocols and ethic, your home inspection will typically take at least three hours. If your general home inspection takes significantly less than two to three hours, it may indicate that the inspector was not thorough enough.
Should I or can I attend the inspection?
Yes. You’re encouraged to attend the inspection at some capacity. Most people elect to attend near the end of the inspection to discuss the findings and contents of your inspection report. You’re welcome to attend as much of the inspection that you’d like. If you’re unable to attend the inspection, you can ask your agent to fill in for you or you can wait for the report to be published and as always, you’re welcome to contact me with any questions.