Comments on: Significant Changes to Your Home Inspection Report http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-buyer/home-inspection-report-for-the-buyer/isignificant-home-inspection-reporti/ Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:45:36 -0500 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.6 By: frankschulteladbeck http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-buyer/home-inspection-report-for-the-buyer/isignificant-home-inspection-reporti/#comment-1225 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:09:42 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=740#comment-1225 Hi. I sent an email, but I wanted to respond here for others with the same concern. There is nothing illegal about placing prices on an inspection report, but I prefer that this practice would come to an end. My reason: prices for the cost of repair can never be entirely accurate. For example, caulking around windows and doors could cost a homeowner under $15 in material and tools with a half hour to an hour of their time. Most quotes on inspection reports state this costs $100. If you hire a handyman for this one job, they may very well come up with a quote close to that $100 figure. One home inspector listed $30,000 in repairs on an inspection report (to be fair to the inspector, he did frequently state that he was not sure if the repair had to be made, mainly because he kept assuming items were wrong when he did not look at them). I performed what he stated as $15,000 in repairs for under $500 in materials and three days of work. These price quotes fail to mention that many repairs are very simple maintenance issues and repairs that an average homeowner could resolve on their own.

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By: Gayle Iverson http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-buyer/home-inspection-report-for-the-buyer/isignificant-home-inspection-reporti/#comment-1207 Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:44:44 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=740#comment-1207 Hi, I have a question about a home inspection that was recently done on my house. I am a seller so I have not seen the inspection thus far,however I was told by my Realtor that there we price quotes for repairs on the inspection. Is this legal?

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