Marty Goldsmith Certified Professional Inspector

Gold Home Inspection – Call or text 502.356.0042

Cost of Home Inspection in Louisville, KY

Scheduling a Home Inspection in Louisville  KY

We like to keep busy and do this by offering a great Home Inspection in Louisville KY at a fair price. We keep prices low by doing several things, first we do not have fancy automobiles, we do not have to pay an expensive franchise fee or reservation system and I run the business out of my home . Your goal is to give you an outstanding home inspection Louisville KY.   Franchise home inspection in Louisville, KY companies, will have home inspectors working on four or five homes per day, yielding poor inspections and no time to spend with the client.  Gold Home Inspections in Louisville KY, schedules appointments at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday – Friday and at 10:00 am on Saturday. We can adjust the inspection time to meet your needs.

Past customers recognize the large investment they are making in a home and elect to go with a higher level of service and choose the GOLD Home Inspection Louisville KY package, which includes radon testing and inspection for termites. Pricing shown is for check/cash, with a three percent service charge added for credit cards. First time home buyers, police, activity members of armed services also receive a discount.   Condos and patio homes receive a twenty five percent discount.  For multi-family and commercial work, pricing please call 502.356.0042.  Inspections are not released until payment is made.

Home Inspection Warranty

I have spent a considerable amount of time studying warranties that home inspection companies offer.  Several companies offer Home Inspection warranties on HVAC systems, sewer system, appliances and much more.  They encourage inspectors to included them with your pricing and none of them will allow you to sell it just when the customer request this.  I decline to offer this for several reasons.  First it seems that most insurance companies seldom honor the policy that they offer.  Second if you provide a quality and complete inspection, no warranty is necessary.  I feel these policies are waste of money for all parties including the home inspector, the buyer of the property and the seller.

SHOULD I GET THE LOWEST PRICED HOME INSPECTION

Here are a few things to keep in mind and look out for:

1. ACCEPTING THE CHEAPEST INSPECTION OFFER:

Many companies that are new to the industry believe that charging a low price will get them more business, but this often means compromising on quality service, putting your home at risk. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the average price of a home inspection is $450-$550 for a 2,000 sf home, so be cautious of companies offering to perform home inspections for much less.  This was a 2016 study.
2. NOT ENOUGH RESEARCH:
Unlicensed and licensed inspectors without proper education & training are common in the home inspection industry because it is very loosely regulated. Some areas, like Washington, D.C., do not license inspectors, and many areas that do offer licenses only require a 72-hour course that does not account for code experience, apprenticeship, past experience, or construction-related experience. Putting your inspection in the hands of someone without proper experience could jeopardize your investment.
3. NOT READING THE CONTRACT BEFORE SIGNING:
Most consumers assume that if an inspector misses something, they can file a claim and hold the inspector responsible. Many home inspection contracts address this issue by limiting the inspector liability to the amount of the inspection fee. By signing a limited liability contract, the customer is agreeing to accept the inspection fee refund as the maximum amount for which the inspector can be held liable.
4. THINKING THE HOME INSPECTION IS A CODE INSPECTION:
Although the two are often confused, a code inspection and home inspection are two different things. A code inspection is more limited — it applies only at the time of construction. But a home or real estate inspection focuses on the function of the property overall. An experienced inspector will be able to recognize potential code issues, along with other possible problems on the property, and know how to write a report that addresses those issues. When hiring a home inspector, be sure to understand the difference between these two types of inspections so you can be better prepared when the day of inspection arrives.
5. ASSUMES ALL INSPECTORS ARE EQUAL:
Inspection quality can vary significantly from company to company due to the lack of regulation in some areas, unlicensed inspectors, and how easy it is to get into the industry in the first place. Some inspectors won’t perform tasks such as climbing or checking roofs and entering crawl spaces; or invest in technology that helps deliver a higher standard of service like thermal imagers that help diagnose potential hidden defects or drones to reach taller structures.

 

 

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Square Footage of Home – GOLD PLAN Includes Radon Test, Pest Inspection and                                                                             video of defects with explanations provided. Sewer camera service with any plan $ 250

    GOLD PLAN INSPECTION ONLY
0 – 1,000 560 380
1,001 – 1,251 550 410
1,251 – 1,500 610 430
1,500 – 1,750 645 470
1,751 – 2,000 665 490
2,000 – 2,250 685 510
2,250 – 2,500 710 530
2,501 – 2750 725 560
2,751 – 3,000 765 595
3,500 – 4,000 820 640
above 4,000 call
Five Point Service 285

Reinspection/Second trip

Investor Pricing for active Investors, KREIA Members, Hedge funds

1 BR $ 340, 2 BR $ 365, 3 BR 385 

 

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