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    im in the process of buying a house. the realtor recommended on getting a home inspection. after reading this, im not so sure if its worth it

    Inspection Contract Agreement

    This contract is an agreement between the client listed below, and Nathan Rash D/B/A Nathan Rash Home Inspections, to perform an inspection of the home or building listed below according to the "Standards of Practice" of the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board. These standards of practice inform you of what a home inspector should report, and what is not expected of the home inspector to report. This inspection is a limited visual inspection as a generalist. Areas that are inaccessible are not part of this inspection including but not limited to: behind walls, furniture, under rugs, inaccessible areas and below soil. The client signing below assumes all risk for potential problems or conditions including those areas not accessible by the inspector. The Client assumes all risk for problems noted in this report that may reveal further damage during a repair or further investigation by a qualified professional. Your signature below is your acceptance of these terms and conditions. A home inspection is not technically exhaustive and the inspector does not dismantle or perform testing that is destructive. The inspector is limited by this inspection agreement and cannot be expected to find or discover all defects in this building.
    The purpose and scope of this inspection is to provide you with a better understanding of the property's condition as observed at the time of the home inspection. It will include an inspection of: Structural Components, Exterior, Roofing, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, Central Air Conditioning, Interiors, Insulation, Ventilation and built-in kitchen appliances.
    Our inspection does not include the inspection or any part of testing or determining whether or not these conditions exist such as: Asbestos, Formaldehyde, Mold or Fungi, or bio-aerosols. Soil or geological conditions. Pools and or equipment related to pools, spas or jacuzzis. Pests or Termites or wood eating insects. Elevators, solar systems. Refrigeration units, water filtration units, security alarms, intercoms, phone, cable, satellite, window treatments or mini-blinds, oven clocks or timers or clean feature, central vacum solar systems or lightening arrestors. This inspection does not include a test on "Synthetic Stucco" as this is a separate test and contract. Nathan Rash Home Inspections will not operate heating or cooling systems in temperatures that may cause damage to the unit. Air conditioning system will not be operated by Nathan Rash Home Inspections in outside temperatures of 65 degrees or less. We do not inspect heat exchanger for cracks. Plumbing and electrical must be turned "on" for the inspection of these areas and components. Well or spring systems, pressure, depth, water level or condition is not part of this inspection. Furnaces, must be "on" or capable of being turned on by using normal operating controls. Pilot lights must be "lit" in order to inspect these components or systems (i.e. gas fireplace, wall heaters). Septic field inspections are not inspected and are not part of this contract. Nathan Rash Home Inspections Inspection does not inspect for code compliance or ordinances. This inspection does not include detached buildings or garages.
    The home inspection report is an " opinion" of Nathan Rash Home Inspections. Our interpretation of what is good or fair, may be different than yours. You are encouraged to be present at the time of your inspection so we will both have an understanding of each others perception. The client accepts responsibility for incomplete information if the Client did not attend the inspection. Our purpose is to determine whether or not a system or component (electrical, heating, visible structure etc) is functioning for which it was intended. We are not responsible to determine all that may be wrong with that system or component, just whether or not a second opinion is needed, such as a licensed electrician or HVAC contractor, or any specialist for that field or trade. They determine what steps are necessary to correct. Their troubleshooting may reveal additional items not mentioned in this report. Any item mentioned in the report may need additional inspections by other qualified specialists. It is up to the Client who will be the person signing this contract to seek qualified specialists to investigate further any item or component that is commented on in the inspection report before closing. We are not responsible for items mentioned in this report. We are not a guarantee nor do we guarantee any items or opinions described on this report. This inspection is to reduce the risk of finding a potential problem, not to eliminate them. We are not a home warranty company nor do we carry insurance on warranty claims. The limited liability of the inspector and Nathan Rash Home Inspections and the inspection report to the Client, spouse, executors or heirs or administrators are limited to a refund of the fee paid for the inspection and report.
    Should the Client want an inspection that does not limit the liability to a refund of the fee paid for the inspection and report, The Client can receive a technically exhaustive inspection and report without the limitation of a refund of the fee paid. The minimum fee for this type of inspection is $2,700 and up depending upon square feet. This technically exhaustive inspection will be performed with licensed engineers, HVAC, Plumbers, Electricians, General contractors and others depending upon the extent of services requested. If the Client chooses this technically exhaustive inspection, the Client must first call for a quote and request a different contract other than this one.
    The Clients signature below indicates the Client does not want a technically exhaustive inspection without the limits of liability to the inspector or Nathan Rash Home Inspections. By payment of our fee and the Client's signature, the Client acknowledges and understands and agrees to the statements and terms contained herein, and will hold Nathan Rash Home Inspections and myself harmless to any claims made. The Client, spouse, executors or heirs or administrators are limited to a refund of the fee paid for this inspection and report. This limitation applies to anyone who claims damages or expenses of any kind incurred due to the errors or omissions in this inspection and report.
    The cost of the home inspection is based upon heated square footage of the home to be inspected. Payments must be made at the time of inspection. Nathan Rash Home Inspections agrees to provide you with a report within three business days or sooner by providing your email address.

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    Re: home inspections

    Originally posted by daviid The cost of the home inspection is based upon heated square footage of the home to be inspected.[/B]
    I've purchased 2 homes and neither charged by the square footage, just a flat fee. (Usually between $300-$500 dollars)

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    i didnt read the whole thing, but regardless you should for sure do it. You can potentially save yourself a bunch of cash if there are issues discovered - or, you may not want the house after the inspection comes back

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    ^ +1 ^

    It also aids in bargaining with the seller. You might have them fix what you might not have seen if you hadn't had the inspection.

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    I paid about $650 for my home inspection. I did have the basement checked for Radon and all the paint checked for lead also (there was some lead, no radon).

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    I'm a realtor, and you should definatly get an inspection. The radon and lead tests do cost extra as Degs pointed out... if the house was built after '78 and/or you don't have kids, then don't worry about getting lead tested.

    edit: and how did my avatar get changed to a pipe smoking alien??

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    I have paid for several inspections and one of them saved
    me over 50 grand ... needless to say I did not buy the place.

    Shop around for home inspectors ... a good one is worth their weight in gold.

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    i had Tiger Home inspection do my condo this past may.
    the guy was so thorough it wasn't even remotely funny. in fact after 4 hours of him tearing through everything i was getting bored.
    but, what he found was used to negotiate another $3k off the asking price... well worth the $295 he charged.

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    I was a home inspector for a couple years and I would never buy a house without on done.

    You never want to find out that there are major issues after you buy the house cause if you do you might find yourself in a real shitty situation.

    As far as lead and radon test you can get the kits to do it at home depot for fairly cheap.

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    Originally posted by oreo_n2
    i had Tiger Home inspection do my condo this past may.
    the guy was so thorough it wasn't even remotely funny. in fact after 4 hours of him tearing through everything i was getting bored.
    but, what he found was used to negotiate another $3k off the asking price... well worth the $295 he charged.

    Plus 1 recommendation for Tiger.

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    I have been in the real estate business for over 10 years and highly recommend a home inspection. I personally do not think you need a radon or lead test but have to have a home inspection. The inspector I use and recommend is great. he goes through the house thoroughly and lets you know what is an issue, what might be an issue as well as there levels of needing repair. It will save you money for sure. Here is MA I would never have a lead test, once the findings are on record then you have to have a licensed lead removal company take it out, if you do not and get caught then you will have major fines.

    Good luck and like Brent and Degs said, Tiger is a great national company

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