Expect to pay between $325 to $475 for the average home inspection. Condos may cost less, large luxury homes will be more. Price depends on many factors including the size of the home, its age, and type of foundation. Note: I discount the home inpection fees when a termite inspection or sewer scope is also requested. Call, text, or email us for a quote and to schedule. The value provided by a proper inspection from Blue Line Home Inspections, far exceeds the fee paid. Payment is due at the conclusion of the inspection by check, card, cash, or Zelle. You can also make payment on this website or we can text you a payment link.
The buyer should select the home inspector by researching the Internet, talking to friends & family, and seeking advice from their agent. If the agent insists on selecting the inspector, the buyer should be aware of the following: some inspectors indirectly pay agents to get inspections. They do this through donations to agent events, gifts, and food in order to maintain a tight bond with them. Many inspectors and agents meet up for lunch and attend real estate functions together. These inspectors may be more interested in pleasing the agent than the buyer.
"Home inspection" means a visual examination of any or all of the readily accessible physical real property and improvements to real property consisting of four or fewer dwelling units, including structural, lot drainage, roof, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and such other areas of concern as are specified in writing to determine if performance is as intended. (This the official definition from Oklahoma state law Title 59 Section 858-622-3).
No. The home inspection profession in Oklahoma is regulated by state law and licensed by the same board that governs other professionals such as electricians and plumbers. If you are hiring a home inspector, be sure to check to see if they are licensed. You can verify their license here.
Oklahoma publishes a standard of practice that defines whats included in a home inspection. We encourage all of our clients to read this document as it contains a lot of good information. There are also limitations that you should be aware of.
Definitely! If you are buying a new home or a condo you may be under the assumption an inspection really isn't necessary. Defects and safety hazards are often discovered in brand new homes and condos. Don't skip the home inspection!
Unfortunately no. Many home inspectors conduct their inspections too quickly, overestimating their ability to observe defects. Other inspectors may be more interested in pleasing the agents than you. A proper inspection requires concentration and should be conducted slowly by an independent professional, free of outside influence.
No, you do not have to attend the home inspection, however, we recommend it if possible. You will learn alot about your home and have plenty of time to explore and take measurements.
No home is perfect, the home insepction will reveal some defects. Once you receive the report, talk to your agent on what to do next. You might be able to negotiate repairs or monetary concessions with the seller- which is why a home inspection has tremendous value that far exceeds the fee paid.