What Does a Home Inspection Cost?

What Does an Orlando Home Inspection Cost?

We’ve attempted to provide pricing estimates and guidelines below, but keep in mind that your actual Orlando home inspection cost will vary depending on your individual needs.

For a more accurate quote or to discuss recommended services, contact us.

Buyer/Seller Inspection

A buyer/seller inspection—also called a full home inspection—is usually ordered by a home buyer after their offer is accepted but before closing. In the vast majority of cases, your offer was contingent on the results of the inspection, allowing you to back out of the sale or renegotiate the price if potentially expensive repairs are needed.

EDC’s cost for a buyer/seller inspection of a single family home starts at $350. The average Orlando home inspection cost is between $275-$525 with our competitors. However, there is nothing typical about EDC inspections.

We strive to give you the best value possible for your money. Every full home inspection  includes a free energy report ($50 value) and you usually receive your inspection report within 24 hours.

We do not charge extra for water damage inspection, either with a moisture meter or a thermal imaging camera, like many of our competitors do. We also provide a free 100-day warranty for added peace of mind.

The way we see it, you are paying us to inspect the structure for you and provide a true and accurate report of its condition. Therefore, we use the best of our ability and resources to accurately determine the condition of the home and give you the confidence needed to move forward with your purchase.

These inspections are a snapshot of the home. Because we need to preserve the structural integrity of your home, our inspections are not technically exhaustive nor intrusive (but we do our best!), and they take approximately 3 hours to complete.

A great question to ask inspectors when making your choice is, “What happens if the roof leaks in the first two months after your inspection?" Ours is covered under warranty. Is theirs?

Ask if they perform thermal imaging during the inspection. We offer thermal imaging on every inspection, at no extra cost to you.

Quite honestly, we offer more than our competitors and most often beat their pricing!

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Wind Mitigation Inspections

Wind Mitigation inspections are typically $85 for our service areas. These reports are valid up to five years and routinely qualify you for hundreds of dollars in homeowners insurance premium savings. (We will discount our cost if combined with a 4-point insurance inspection.)

Occasionally the wind mitigation inspection is so straightforward that this price might even be lower (for example, if the roof was recently replaced and the contractor provided you all the necessary documentation). We discount based on the amount of work we perform, but we’ll never ask for more if the inspection is more involved and takes longer.

These inspections use specialized equipment and take approximately 1 hour to complete. As stated on the Wind Mitigation page, we’ve been told by our clients that their insurance provider offered $450 to over $600 dollars in credit once they viewed our report. Of course, it’s an inspection report and any credits offered depend on the construction of the home; we can’t change that.

We’ll explain the potential credit portions of the report and what your house currently has, so that you can make an educated decision as to whether you should invest more into your home for additional credit.

Our reports are extremely accurate and provide the information needed to accurately interpret the state’s insurance tables. We’ve never been asked by the insurance companies for more information!

But insurance savings aren’t the only reason you should get a wind mitigation inspection. Central Florida sees its fair share of hurricanes, so you’ll also have the peace of mind knowing that your home is prepared for the next storm.

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4-Point Inspections

The typical 4-point inspection cost is around $125 dollars for our service areas. These inspections are usually conducted at the request of the insurance provider for homes more than 30 years old, although each company has their own criteria.

Because older homes often have obstacles that hinder the inspection, such as a crawl space or aged plumbing and electrical systems, these inspections may incur additional charges, as they require more time and effort to perform. In fact, these obstacles—as well as outdated construction methods—are the very reason insurance companies request 4-point inspections.

Because individual homes can vary, it’s best to discuss your property with us to get the most accurate quote.

The 4-point inspection mostly documents the existing materials and condition of the structure for the insurance company to evaluate eligibility for coverage.

Although 4-point inspections are common and reported in a standardized format, insurance companies routinely ask for additional photos of specific characteristics of the home. Let us do the legwork! We’ll contact your insurance agent ourselves to ensure we meet all their specific needs.

Additional Inspections

The inspections listed above are the most common, but we also provide ancillary inspections for Chinese drywall, mold, wood destroying organisms (WDO), septic systems, pools, thermal imaging, roof certifications, and just about any combination of inspections.

Please contact us for pricing and recommendations.

We believe in having the most accurate information possible about your home and do our best to keep Orlando home inspection cost within your budget.

We also offer discounts for those with current or previous U.S. Military experience, including National Guard and Coast Guard. We also like to assist first-time home buyers and extend discounts to our senior citizens and disabled customers as well.

Home Inspections Help Save Money!

While your Orlando home inspection cost is a factor, it’s worth mentioning how much an inspection will save you.

So many problems that homeowners face—and need to hire a contractor to fix—could be identified even before a house is purchased. The time to find problems is during a home inspection, but way too often, that doesn’t happen.

This is a huge issue for homeowners, who are making the biggest investment of their lives without enough information. You just can’t afford to make an uninformed decision with that kind of investment.

When compared to the cost of maintaining or repairing a problematic home, the cost of a home inspection is very low. Just think: if you could spend $350 now to learn about (and dodge) a $20,000 problem, wouldn’t you do it?

Aside from the insurance credits, a good home inspection will give you the information you need to avoid moving into a home that turns into a money pit.

A good home inspector is worth their weight in gold and then some. The reassurance that comes from knowing the condition of the home (and what it will cost moving forward) not only puts you at ease with the buying process, it also helps you negotiate a fair asking price with confidence.

We’re so confident of our inspections, that we offer a one-year warranty for them.

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Quality Matters

If you’re like most homeowners, you try to keep to a budget when it comes to home services—including inspections.

Unfortunately, problems arise when home buyers put money towards upgrades and home décor rather than finding out the condition of a house.

The home inspection cost is only one factor you should consider when choosing a home inspector. A low home inspection price isn’t worth it if you don’t get a thorough, accurate home inspection! You should also factor in the inspector’s education, experience, and business practices.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to pay through the nose to get a great inspection. At EDC, we offer upfront, competitive home inspection cost estimates, so you get the biggest bang for your buck.

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