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What is the typical price for a home inspection and also an appraisal?

  • September 17 2009 - US
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As you can see the cost of inspection varies from place to place. It also depends on the thoroughness of the inspection. Some inspectors will charge less for condos but more for multi unit properties like duplexes and triplexes.

Ask you Realtor to give you a list of inspectors they would recommend as it's your decision who you use but they can provide you with inspectors they trust. (and your Realtor can't be compensated for the referral).
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Around $600 for a roof , termite, and home inspection. Between $400 and $500 for an appraisal depending on the value and size of the home.
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The home inspection should be around $350 to $500.  Most charge by square footage.  Beware of the ones that charge by the hour.
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A home inspection and an appraisal usually run for around the same price - your looking at $200-$400 depending on who you go with and how complex your property is.

With the new HVCC guidelines if you order an appraisal yourself you can only use that appraisal for personal use - not for a conventional loan unless it is a FHA/VA loan - otherwise if it is for a purchase the LENDER must order the appraisal from a third party company.
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