A Better Breakdown of Our Fees
The Type of Home is important as a standard home will require a higher fee versus a condominium or even some townhomes as the exterior of condominiums are typically only briefly inspected as the exterior is the responsibility of the HOA.
For the square footage, the bigger the home, the longer it takes to not only inspect the home, but to also write the report.
The year the home was built is important because older homes typically require more time due to many more defects, minor, moderate and some major. These older homes have been exposed to the elements for long periods of time and thus suffer more damage. However, this is not to say that an older home is any less valuable than a newer home. They simply take longer to inspect.
The Foundation Type refers to whether or not a home is on a slab / raised slab, a crawlspace or a drive-under style homes. Homes with crawlspaces or drive-under spaces take much longer because there is more square footage to investigate, especially with crawlspaces where 1/4 of the inspection time is spent crawling around on our knees, in the dark, oftentimes with critters.
Finally, the distance is a key factor as, homes farther away from Mount Pleasant require more driving time than houses closer to Mount Pleasant.