Home Inspection Nocatee
Inside & Out Property Inspectors offer more than just a home inspection in Nocatee. Other inspections performed are new construction inspections, 11 month warranty inspections, and pre-drywall inspections.
If you are looking for more we also perform infrared inspections, deck inspections, sewer scope inspections, stucco inspections, and commercial inspections.
Check out what’s included in a home inspection. Click below.
Why Get A Home
A home is probably the largest and most important investment your family will ever make. Protecting that investment is important, and it is an inexpensive way to learn the condition of your home. If you are planning to buy or sell a home, we recommend hiring a professional and certified home inspector to conduct the inspection. A good home inspection will identify any problems such as plumbing, wiring, heating & air conditioning, insulation, roof or structural issues with the home before you buy or sell.
Searching for your home can be an enjoyable experience, but before deciding on one in particular, make sure it’s a worthwhile investment. Buying a home is a process that should be properly planned with seriously considerations.
When you are checking out a home, pay attention to the way it looks, smells, and feels. Anything that seems strange could be a potential red flag. And if there is noticeable damage that isn’t a problem now, it could turn into a very expensive problem later. Things like roof damage or just an old or poorly maintained roof could lead to leaks, water damage, and mold. There may already be water damage in the home that you can’t see visibly but there might be an odor that gives it away.
Problems with the roof, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues are something you want to know about before purchasing a property. Current issues with the property and potentially expensive repairs don’t have to be a deal breaker. They can leverage your negotiating power and help you get a lower price for your home. Most home buyers agree that it’s worth spending a few hundred on a home inspection to save a few thousand.
The inspectors at Inside & Out Property Inspectors are certified through InterNACHI and have been trained to provide residential inspection services, including the following: WDO/Insects, Mold, Water Quality, Stucco/EIFS, Pre-Listing, New Construction, Thermal Imaging, Pools and Spas, Sewer Line, Wind Mitigation Inspections, Four-Point Inspections, and Mobile Home Inspections.
Nocatee is an unincorporated planned community in northern St Johns County. With twenty two specialized neighborhoods, Nocatee has something for everyone. Created to balance the lifestyles of its residents by Rodger O’Steen. This planned community was approved in 2001. In September of 2020, Newsweek named Nocatee the “Best Place to Live” in the state of Florida, just 19 years after the initial approval.
The city currently has a population of about 13000 according to the most recent available census data and covers about 24 square miles. The city is mostly made up of Caucasians, with about 90.69% of the population identifying as Caucasian or white. 1.83% of the population was African-American, 5.61 of the population identify as Asian and 0.50% Native Americans. Other minority populations include Native Americans, as well as Pacific Islanders and other Asian people.
Chartered bus services are available along with limousine and taxi services. The Nocatee Community also charters a bus for the Jacksonville Jaguars home games. These buses are provided by Coach and Carriage. Nocatee is also serviced by the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (UST) and is just 15 miles away. Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is the nearest major airport, about 40 miles away by way of I-95.
Both primary and secondary education are overseen by St. Johns or Duval County School Districts. The school children attend depends on the neighborhood they live in. The St. Johns County Schools include Valley Ridge Academy Elementary School, Valley Ridge Academy Middle school, Palm Valley Middle School, and Nease High School. The schools in Duval County include Bartram Springs Elementary School, Twin Lakes Middle School, and Atlantic Coast High School.
There are a few higher education institutions in the area, including Florida State College at Jacksonville and further away University of North Florida.
Nocatee holds monthly events throughout the year. Whether it is a comedy show, drive-in movies, or you like to enjoy one of the food truck nights, Nocatee has something for everyone.
You can also enjoy one of the many parks, fitness clubs, hiking trials, or take in a night at the theatre. If that is not enough, spend some time at one of the many nearby golf courses.
Nocatee gets plenty of precipitation each year with an average of 114 days of rain per year which produces 49 inches as opposed to just 38 inches for the rest of the country. It does get 224 sunny days compared to the US average of just 205. In the summer, highs are in the low 90s, and in the winter it can get down to the 40s.
Nocatee has a low unemployment rate of 2.9%, with a predicted job growth of over 50.1% in the next ten years. Major drivers of economic growth include:
● Tourism, hospitality, and food services
● Educational services
● Arts, entertainment, and recreation
Despite the slow economy, Nocatee is still growing rapidly bringing in new homes and families to the community.
How Much is a Home Inspection?
The cost of a home inspection depends on the size and age of the house, plus any add-ons like pools, external structures, etc. There are new inspectors who charge less but generally you can expect to pay about $350-500 for a basic home inspection, not including any add-ons.
Who Should Pay for a Home Inspection?
The buyer usually pays for a home inspection because it’s part of the “due diligence” of buying a home. However, the buyer may be able to negotiate for the seller to cover some of the costs of the home inspection as part of the “seller concessions”.
Is a Home Inspection Part of Closing Costs?
Yes, closing costs are estimated by real estate agents and include every additional cost that goes along with buying a home. However, payment for the home inspection is due when it is done – not at closing.
Do Home Inspectors Check Appliances?
Yes, home inspectors check all of the major appliances and built-in appliances that will be sold with the home, such as water heaters, HVAC, washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and ovens. Inspectors generally only check appliances for basic functionality.
Is a Home Inspection Required for a Mortgage?
No. Home inspections are optional and not required for a loan. Home appraisals, however, are mandatory. No bank or lender will give you any kind of loan without conducting an appraisal first.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Home Inspection?
Home inspections usually take about 3-4 hours depending on the size of the home. For larger homes, this process will take longer. With Inside & Out Property Inspectors, it only takes 1-2 hours because we do team inspections on site.
How Long Should it Take to Get a Home Inspection Report Back?
A home inspection report will be sent to you usually within 1-2 days after the inspection. The inspection report summarizes all of the major findings of the home inspection.
Are You Required to Have a Home Inspection?
No but it’s always a good idea to get a home inspected before your buy it. Even if you feel confident about the condition of the home, a home inspector can find issues that you didn’t notice. This may give you the ability to negotiate a lower price, which is well worth the cost of a home inspection.
Is a Home Inspection and Appraisal the Same Thing?
No. An appraisal is conducted by the bank and a home inspection is done by a privately contracted home inspector. An appraisal is required to get a loan, an inspection is not.
Can You Get an Appraisal Before a Home Inspection?
Yes, you can. However, you do have to pay for the appraisal so it is generally a good idea to have the inspection done first. That way, if you decide not to buy the home after the inspection (due to major issues found or other deal breakers) you won’t have wasted the money on the appraisal to get the loan.