Home Inspection St Augustine
Inside & Out Property Inspectors offer more than just a home inspection in St Augustine. 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.
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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.
St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States. It was founded by Spanish explorers in 1565. It’s the county seat of St. Johns County, and it’s part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.
The city proper has a population of about 13,700 according to the most recent available census data, with estimates of the outlying areas increasing this number to about 70,000. The city is mostly made up of Caucasians, with about 84.2% of the population identifying as Caucasian or white. 11.6% of the population was African-American, and 5.1% were Hispanic or Latino. Other minority populations include Native Americans, as well as Pacific Islanders and other Asian people.
Bus services are provided by the Sunshine Bus Company, and the city is served by the Northeast Florida Regional Airport. Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is the nearest major airport, 40 miles away by I-95.
The primary mode of transportation is passenger vehicles, with limited public transit available. There are many major Floridian roads that connect through St. Augustine, including I-95, US Route 1, and State Road 1A1 and 16.
Both primary and secondary education are overseen by St. Johns County School District, and schools include Pedro Menendez High School and St. Johns Technical High School. Florida’s oldest Catholic high school, St. Joseph Academy, operates in the west of the city.
There are several higher education institutions in the area, including St. Johns River State College and Flagler College. Jacksonville University and University of North Florida are also nearby.
St. Augustine has a number of historic neighborhoods and monuments, due to the fact that it was founded more than 5 centuries ago. Point of interest include historic churches and forts, as well as the World Golf Hall of Fame and the St. Augustine Amphitheater, as well as the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine.
St. Augustine is classified as a humid subtropical climate, which is warm and sunny all-year-round, with 2,900 hours of sunshine per year. In the summer, highs are in the upper 80s and low 90s, and in the winter, they range from the upper 60s to low 70s.
St. Augustine has a low unemployment rate of 3.7%, with a predicted job growth of over 40% in the next ten years. Major drivers of economic growth include:
● Scientific and technical services
● Tourism, hospitality, and food services
● Educational services
● Arts, entertainment, and recreationv
A Unique, Historic City In Florida!
With low crime rates, a great job outlook, and plenty of cultural sites and historic architecture, St. Augustine is a fantastic place to live in Florida.
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.