What is The Home Inspection Cost in Northern Virginia?
Your average home inspection cost in Northern Virginia is $353. However, your average cost for a home inspection ranges between $301 and $426 based on the size, type, and age of your property. At the lower end, you may pay just $200 for a very small condo, or up to $520 for a large single house.
Competitive markets are often characterized by multiple bids and negotiations. Buyers need to make an attractive offer while still having the opportunity to inspect the property before closing. The Walk & Talk Consultation provides buyers with an affordable way to learn about the condition of the major components in the property. The Walk and Talk Consultations are typically 1 hour but can be extended in time for an additional cost. The typical range for Walk and Talk Consultations is between $220 to $330 for an hour depending on the size and type of the property. The inspector will look for major items that can result in major repairs. Areas of focus include the central air conditioning system, roof conditions, crawl space, and structural components in the home.
No matter if you’re a prospective home buyer, real estate agent, or even selling your house, you want to know the cost for a home inspection. It pays to schedule an inspection with a certified and licensed inspector in Northern Virginia to know the major issues that maybe present at the property.
Speaking of fees, when it comes to booking your home inspection, sometimes cheapest is not always best. Your inspector is your best defense against future surprises that may cost you thousands in repairs. Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your old one, a quality inspection can give you the strongest leverage in many cases.
Most importantly, make sure your inspector is licensed, insured, and certified in Northern Virginia to perform home inspections. With NextDay Inspect®, you can be sure that your inspector will be licensed, certified, and insured. You can also check if your inspector is licensed personally by searching for their name in Virginia’s license lookup tool. You can also check the website for NACHI to see if your inspector is certified by InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. We also recommend searching on ASHI to see if your inspector is certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors. Although it is only required to be licensed in Virginia to perform home inspections, it is good to have an inspector that has invested at a deeper level in providing higher quality inspections by being a certified InterNachi and ASHI inspector.
We encourage you to speak with your realtor and read online reviews to get a sense of the type of experience you can expect from your inspector. It is our goal at NextDay Inspect® to provide our clients with home inspection services that are affordable and of high quality. Contact us today to get a quote and find out your cost for a home inspection.
With an inspection from a qualified professional home inspector, you may be leaving future costs up to chance, and leaving yourself in the dark about any potential issues with your present or future residence.
In Northern Virginia, home inspectors generally check for these systems and components, looking for potential flaws, deferred maintenance, and necessary repairs/replacements:
- The interior/exterior finishes
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- HVAC systems
- Water Heaters
- Kitchen and Laundry appliances
- Roof Condition (and attic, if applicable)
- Basement and foundation
- Fireplaces (if applicable)
- Ceiling Fans
- Garbage Disposals
Additional inspection services are available for those items that are not generally included within the typical scope of a general home inspection, and may carry additional fees when scheduled with a home inspection. These services are just a few examples of extra services that may be scheduled in addition to a home inspection:
- Termite inspections
- Radon testing
- Asbestos testing
- Mold testing
- Air quality and air pollution testing
- Electromagnetic Field testing
- Thermal imaging
Based on the findings included in your inspection report, your home inspector may recommend one or more of these additional services. If that happens, be prepared to pay an additional fee. These fees may differ from company to company, so we recommend reaching out to your inspector for their rates.
The team at NextDay Inspect® has home inspectors based in Virginia. We currently cover the following counties in Virginia for home inspection services.
- Falls Church
- Prince William
Service Area Continued
- King George
- Manassas Park