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CCHIG's  fees are based on a simple premise: provide each client with a reasonably priced service. To
do so, I structured my fee schedule to coincide with the various types of homes that are prevalent in
today's market.  A fee, say, 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, I have based my fee structure to coincide with the specific
residence I'm going to inspect.  My inspection rates are as follows:

SERVICES FOR COMMUNITY (HOA/POA) RESIDENTS
If you recently purchased a new home, especially in one of the numerous "communities" within Brunswick,
New Hanover or Horry Counties (many have HOA's or POA's and preferred builders) - I offer two very
helpful services that you should strongly consider.  If you purchased within the last year or two, and your
warranty period is expiring soon - contract me to do an
End-of-Warranty (EOW) inspection.  I know what
to check, what to look for, and what to do.  I can test with non-invasive water leak equipment to discover
minor leaks behind walls, and laser scan walls and ceilings for insulation deficiencies.  I will also check

    ~ Walls and ceilings for potential drywall, bowing, or poor taping/plaster issues
    ~ Electrical panel and GFCI outlets for safety functionality
    ~ Proper functioning of water heater safety devices and temperature settings
    ~ Proper installation of all plumbing fixture supply/waste lines, including full tile/grout inspection
    ~ Proper and adequate attic venting and insulation - via interior temperature tester
    ~ Correctly & safely installed doors and cabinets
    ~ Potential safety defects or safety deficiencies inside and outside the home
    ~ Often test for efficient temperature differentials related to cold/hot air returns and supplies

Remember, once your warranty expires, replacements and repairs are at your sole expense.  Using
CCHIG to perform an EOW inspection will provide you with the best opportunity to possibly uncover
potential issues. Please note, no full crawlspace or attic inspection is provided with
EOW service.
Keep in mind, the
EOW inspection is not a full, comprehensive inspection - nor does it include water
penetration testing or mold testing. Accordingly, issues that may be found with a full comprehensive
inspection w/some optional services may not be determined with an
EOW inspection.

On the other hand, if you have not yet closed on your new home, your builder is going to require that you
participate in a pre-closing walk through.  At that time you will be required to "sign-off" and accept the
workmanship on almost every aspect of your new home.  Considering the event of buying and closing on
your new home is an emotional event, you should consider having a professional and experienced home
inspector attend the walk through with you.

Carolina Coast Home Inspections Group also offers a Pre-Closing Walk Through inspection service
for new homes only that will greatly assist you in uncovering potential issues that an untrained eye may
miss.  Considering this is the one chance you have prior to closing and accepting existing house
conditions, it's a last opportunity.  
Once the warranty is over - all costs are your sole responsibility.

Keep in mind that our Pre-Closing
Walk Through inspection service is NOT as thorough or as detailed
as my standard home inspection services.  No crawlspace/attic access, no detailed HW heater/electrical
panel/HVAC inspection, and no formal inspection report is usually provided (add'l fee $50 would normally
apply for a written one).  It is specifically for new housing which includes a normal builder warranty.  A
Walk Through inspection can take up to 1 hour and usually requires that the buyer, or the buyer's agent,
be present - taking appropriate notes of findings and recommendations.  If you desire a full fledged,
comprehensive standard home inspection with color pictures and detailed testing & findings, refer to the
fee schedule below for "Standard" fees.

INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
END-OF-WARRANTY and WALK THROUGH INSPECTIONS (New Homes Only)
Condo/Townhouse - up to 3Br's...  $195.00 -->   (4 Bedrooms or more)...$245.00 *
Single Family - up to 3 Bedrooms/Loft...$225.00 -->   (4 Bedrooms or more)...$265.00 *
(* add $20 for a written, emailed report  - only "issue specific" pictures included)

STANDARD CONDOMINIUM - (per unit)

Studio or 1 bedroom/loft............................ $265.00 *
2 bedrooms/loft.......................................... $295.00 *
3 bedrooms/loft...........................................$335.00 *
4 bedrooms/loft.......................................... $375.00 *
5 bedrooms/loft or more.................................CALL *

STANDARD HOUSE/TOWNHOUSE/DUPLEX INSPECTION - up to 2,500 sq. ft
(call me for quotes on houses over 2,500 sq. ft.)

Up to 2 bedrooms/bonus room....... .. $345.00 *
3 bedrooms/bonus room.................... $385.00 *
4 bedrooms/bonus room................... $435.00 *
5 bedrooms/bonus room.....................$495.00 *
6 bedrooms/bonus room or more.........CALL

* Fees are based upon any of the homes above having no more than 2 bathrooms.  An additional fee of
$20 would apply for each additional bathroom - including half-baths.  Offices/Studies/Bonus Rooms, and
Lofts w/bed(s) or futon(s) are counted as "bedrooms" for pricing purposes. For example - a 3 BR house
with a Bonus Room is considered 4 BR's.  If paying by CC - a service fee may apply - see below.

A minimum re-inspection fee of $175 to $275 is applicable in the event I am asked to return to a
previously inspected residence for any reason including: check on work that may have been done to
correct deficiencies referenced in my inspection report, follow-up on de-winterization, re-inspect areas or
components that were not readily accessible at the time of the initial inspection or utilities not on, etc.  Any
additional fees applicable to the initial inspection also apply to any re-inspection.

ADDITIONAL FEES WHICH MAY APPLY
Garages (detached only)....2 Car...$65.00 - 3 Car...$85 **
Outbuildings (small  shed, carport).........  $35.00 **
Basements [full/partial]..........................$75.00

H
ouses 20 years to 35 years old...add'l $40.00
H
ouses 36 years or older...Usually No Inspection Services Available - CALL
[age restriction does not apply to condos & houses on pilings]

House inspection requiring >45 miles of travel - $40 add'l
House inspection requiring > 60 miles of travel - $60 add'l


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

OPTIONAL INSPECTION SERVICES
Water Penetration Testing - (see information below).................... $45.00

Beyond a visual inspection, with the use of non-invasive testing equipment (digital protimeter), from
within the house I can scan interior walls, as well as readily visible areas of current or previous water
issues which may exist, or previously existed.  This may determine high moisture levels (if any) that
may currently exist.  Moisture can be hidden within walls and wood - which usually can be detected with
this testing procedure. In many instances, this could possibly unveil issues related to leaking roofs,
leaking windows, or internal plumbing problems.

Potential Mold Test *-  (see information below).......$35.00 (if tested during inspection)
[
* fee is per test area]                                       $115.00 (pre/post inspection test - 1 test area)

As everyone is aware, excessive mold growth within a house can have an adverse effect on one's
respiratory system.  Utilizing a simple on-site testing swab kit, I can determine whether possible mold
exists in areas where mold appears to be present.  I don't test common areas within shower stalls or
grout edges on bath fixtures where minor mold growth can occur, as these can be easy remedied with
off-the-shelf cleaners.  I can test the attic, basement, or crawlspace which appear to have excessive
evidence of potential mold.  More importantly, I can test the return line duct/plenum of the house's
HVAC system where mold issues can easily be hidden.  Homes quite often have mold issues within
this area, especially vacation homes near, or on, beach communities - due to a lack of regular HVAC
system use.  High moisture and humidity levels, and a lack of regular HVAC air circulation/use, can  
allow mold to grow within the ductwork.  I strongly recommend the return duct/plenum be tested on  
homes located in beach communities, especially those over 10 years of age.

Using a
3M Clean-Trace Surface Protein Plus swab test, an "on-site" swap is taken that can determine
(within 10 minutes) the potential presence of mold. The test is intended as an initial screening to test a
visible stain for the presence of a wide variety of molds and proteins. This test does not distinguish
between them. Additional laboratory analysis may be required to confirm result. Green, dark or
blackened spots, which appear to be mold may in fact be mere mildew, rot, water stains, etc.

Water Testing -
Bacteria (coliform & E.coli)............................................ $55.00  ^
Radon Testing - Air ..................................................................................... $95.00 ***
Radon Testing - Well Water...................................................................... .$75.00 ***
Well Water Pressure Test (taken off outside hose spigot)................$20.00

^ On-site test using certified test kit - meets EPA standards  
*** Includes lab fee for radon air and/or water testing - if applicable.

NOTE: Rates listed above apply to water testing/radon air testing in conjunction with a home
inspection.  If testing is contracted for without a home inspection, the fee is $150 - per test.
For a radon water test performed without a home inspection, the cost is $115.
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When making your decision on an inspector, I know that you will be very satisfied, and have more
"peace of mind," by choosing
CCHIG..  Just knowing that your investment is being inspected by an
experienced professional with comprehensive and ongoing training, who has passed State of North &
South Carolina licensing, stringent National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) exams,
and who adheres to state & national accepted inspection standards... should make your decision to
choose
Carolina Coast Home Inspections Group an easy one.

Inspections performed outside of our standard service area, as notated at the top
of our Home web page, will incur an additional $50 charge to listed fees
plus
mileage surcharge if applicable - as noted in this section above


PAYMENT OR PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION [CC] FOR INSPECTION SERVICES BY CLIENT IS
DEEMED AS CLIENT(S) HAVING READ, AND CLIENT(S) ACCEPTANCE, OF THE "Agreement"
TERMS STIPULATED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE
[CCHIG.com/Agreement.html] - ABSENT ANY
FORMAL [hard copy] SIGNATURE.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A $10 SERVICE FEE
POST INSPECTION INVOICE BILLING TO BANKS, CREDIT UNIONS, CO-OPS, LENDERS,
MORTGAGE COMPANIES, PAYMENT AT CLOSING,, ETC. IS SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL
SERVICE/PROCESSING FEE OF $50.  FEES & CONDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE
FEE SCHEDULE AND OPTIONAL SERVICES
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