BLACK BEAR HOME INSPECTIONS

Black Bear Home Inspections fees are commensurate with the professional inspection services we provide and offer, the sophisticated testing equipment we use, the ongoing education, training, and testing we undertake annually. We are professionals, certified by NACHI, an industry recognized national home inspection organization, to perform quality inspections. If you're looking for a "budget" or "quickie-type" home inspection company to evaluate your major investment - contract with another company. We do not offer quick, rubber-stamp inspection services. Remember, you're considering a large financial investment, so be "forward thinking" during your inspection company selection process.

If you are attending the inspection, you can pay us on inspection day by check or cash.


If you aren't attending the inspection, we can invoice you via PayPal. You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay us via the PayPal invoice using a credit or debit card.

You can make your advance payment by personal check as long as we receive it and can deposit it 2 weeks prior to inspection date.


Let us know which payment method you would prefer.


Our fees are based on a simple premise - provide each client with a reasonably priced service. To do so, we structured our fee schedule to coincide with the various types of homes that are prevalent in today's market. A fee for a one or two bedroom condominium, should not be the same as an individual house. The fees for smaller homes with only a couple of bedrooms should not be the same as larger homes with many more.


Accordingly, we have based our fee structure to coincide with the specific residence we're going to inspect.


Water Pressure/Well Flow (gallons per minute).....Included in the property inspection!


Multi unit apartment house, House with apartment or Multi house complex - pricing varies, please contact Black Bear for price quote

Our inspection rates are as follows:


ADDITIONAL FEES :


A surcharge will apply for inspections conducted more than 20 miles from our Wardsboro office due to increasing fuel costs.

21 - 50 miles...............................$ 25.00

51 - 80 miles...............................$ 50.00

Call our office for surcharge cost for inspections more than 80 miles from our Wardsboro office.


Homes/Condos/Apartments 50 years to 99 years older- additional .....................$ 50.00


Homes/Condos/Apartments 100 years or older-additional............................. $ 100.00


Garages - (detached only)

up to 500 sq. ft ............................ $ 100.00


***Outbuildings (small storage shed, detached carport, etc.) up to 200 sq ft ....... ... $ 75.00


***Barns, oversized Garages or Outbuildings 500 to 999 sq ft..............................$200.00

1,0000 to 2,000 sq ft .....................$400.00


***Jacuzzi or Hot Tub......................$25.00

(Must already be filled in order for us to inspect).


***Only as requested or required. Inspections for attached garages are included with our report.


GENERAL INSPECTION FEES :


Single Family CONDOMINIUM

* under 50 years old and up to 2,000 sq. ft. and within 20 miles of our office. Call our office for quotes on Condos over 50 yrs old ,over 2,000 sq. ft. more than 5 bedrooms and more than 20 miles from our office.

Studio or 1 bedroom/loft.................$300.00

2 or 3 bedrooms/loft.......................$ 350.00

4 to 5 bedrooms/loft ......................$ 400.00


Single Family - INDIVIDUAL HOUSE or TOWNHOUSE - * under 50 years old, up to 3,000 sq. ft. and within 20 miles of our office. Call our office for quotes on homes over 50 yrs old, over 3,000 sq. ft., more than 6 bedrooms and more than 20 miles from our office.

Up to 2 bedrooms/loft......................$ 370.00

3 to 4 bedrooms/loft........................$ 420.00 5 to 6 bedrooms/loft........................$ 470.00

when done on inspection day -when done on inspection day -when done on inspection day -when done on inspection day........... when done on inspection day........... when done on inspection day........... (see NOTE below).............. $ 115.00NOTE: For a radon water test performed without a home inspection, the cost is $150.00 within 20 miles and $175.00 if greater than 20 miles from our Wardsboro office. The higher fee is due to increased fuel costs and our time.NOTE: Rate listed above applies to In-house water testing done in conjunction with a home inspection, on inspection day. If water test is done on a different day, the price is $130.00 Fees are based upon any of the properties above having no more than 1 kitchen. An additional fee of $120.00 would apply for each additional kitchen.


Fees are based upon any of the properties above having no more than 3 bathrooms. An additional fee of $25 would apply for each additional bathroom.

A minimum re-inspection fee of $150.00 is applicable in the event we are asked to return to a previously inspected residence - payable in advance and in addition to any fees for supplemental testing we are asked to perform during the second visit.


Optional Inspection Services:


Water Penetration Testing - (see information below).........................................$ 50.00 

Beyond a visual inspection, with the use of non-invasive testing equipment from within the house, we can scan exterior and interior walls to determine moisture levels (if any) that may exist within these walls. Even if there hasn't been any recent rain, latent moisture can still be hidden within walls and wood - which we can detect with this testing procedure. In many instances, this could possiblt unveil issues related to leaking roofs, leaking windows, or internal plumbing problems.


In-house Water Testing - when done on inspection day -

Bacteria ( coliform bacteria), Nitrates, Nitrites, Pesticde, Lead, Iron, Hardness, pH, Chlorine, Copper ........................ $ 80.00

 NOTE: Rate listed above applies to In-house water testing done in conjunction with a home inspection, on inspection day. If water test is done on a different day, the price is $130.00. 


Compehensive LAB water test - when done on inspection day -(total coliform bacteria, e-coli bacteria, pH, sodium, hardness, chloride,iron, manganese, nitrate, alkalinity, conductivity, nitrite, Fluoride, arsenic, lead and copper) ............$190.00


FHA / VA - LAB Water testing - when done on inspection day (total coliform bacteria, e-coli bacteria, nitrate, nitrite, and lead) .........................$ 150.00

NOTE: . If water test is done on a different day, the price, for our time and we hand deliver the test vials to the Lab on the day the water samples are taken: 

Comprehensive LAB water test $265.00.            

 FHA / VA LAB water test $ 250.00. 


***Radon Testing - Well Water -when done on inspection day - (see NOTE below) ........... $ 100.00

NOTE: For a radon water test performed without a home inspection, the cost is $150.00 within 20 miles and $175.00 if greater than 20 miles from our Wardsboro office. 


***Radon Testing - Air - within 20 miles of office - when done on inspection day - (see NOTE below)..............

 $ 115.00


***Radon Testing - Air - 21 or more miles of office -- when done on inspection day - (see NOTE below)..............  

$ 155.00


*** Includes lab fee for radon air and/or water testing.


NOTE: Rates listed above apply to radon testing in conjunction with a home inspection, on inspection day. If radon air testing is contracted for without a home inspection, or for a different day than the home inspection, the fee is $180.00 for air radon testing within our service area of Bennington & Windham counties. The higher fee is due to increased fuel costs and our time, and that two visits are required for radon air testing - the second visit is to retrieve the radon test for lab processing

Black Bear Home Inspections STRONGLY suggests that radon testing be performed on every home, whether you're the home buyer, the home seller, or the home owner.

See our page on Radon & Water testing.





When making your decision on an inspector, we know that you will be extremely satisfied, and have more "peace of mind," by choosing Black Bear Home Inspections. Just knowing that your investment is being inspected by professionals with comprehensive and ongoing training, who have passed the stringent National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) exam, who are Radon Measurements Specialist's - as recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB.org), and who adhere to nationally accepted inspection standards... should make your decision to choose Black Bear Home Inspections an easy one.

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