Home Inspection Services and Pricing 

You need a quality home inspection. When you hire a New Jersey home inspector, you want to hire a licensed professional who has training and experience in the building industry. It is the job of the home inspector to not only evaluate the condition of the house's major systems and structural integrity, but also to evaluate how these systems are working together and identify areas that need to be watched, repaired or replaced.

Your home inspector gives you the Big Picture analysis of the house you are purchasing. If the home inspector identifies the need for a costly, detailed analysis of any of the houses' systems or structures, the inspector will recommend the appropriate professional, which may be an experienced engineer with expertise analyzing that particular system or structure. The need for this kind of expensive, detailed analysis is rare.

Hiring a Professional Engineer on your own can be a disappointing experience. The term Professional Engineer does not mean that the individual has training or experience conducting home inspections. Additionally, a home inspection does not involve engineering analysis. Therefore, hiring a Professional Engineer to complete a home inspection undoubtedly costs more, but likely will not give you the results you desire and deserve.

Home Inspection Elements

The home inspection is a visual inspection of the structural elements and equipment systems and components which are accessible, at the time of inspection. This typically includes:

  Property Grading, Driveways, Walkways 

  Foundations, Exterior Walls and Trim, Roof and Components
  Patios, Porches, Decks
  Attic, Interior Finishes, Doors and Windows, Fireplaces 
  Kitchens, Bathrooms
  Plumbing Components and Systems
  Electrical Components and Systems, Wiring
  Heating and Central Air Conditioning

We strongly encourage you to accompany the inspector so that you may ask questions and gain a better understanding of the components and systems in the home.

If you have any questions, or are interested in any other services, please contact us so we may discuss your needs.


~Pricing for Home Inspection Services:

  • The age of the house plays an important part in the inspection and report writing process. Please keep in mind, the on-site inspection is only part of the home inspection process. HBC Inspections typically spends an additional 3 to 5 hours in the office composing and proofing the written report. This time allows for the level of accuracy that we insist on. On-site generated reports do not allow the inspector to further investigate subject material if needed!
Pricing - "Structure Type" plus (+) "Additional Fees" Listed Below

 * Condominium  1 Floor, 1-2 Bedrooms, <1,000 sf,
                                        Common Entry & Common Utilities,
                                        Excludes"Common or HOA" areas,
                                        "Termite Inspection Included"  with
                                        this Type ONLY. 
 * Townhouse       1-3 Bed/1.5 Bath, Slab, Garage,
                                       Excludes All "Common or HOA" areas
 * Adult                Ranch Type, One Story,
    Community     1-2 Bed/1-2 Bath, up to 1,200 sf,
                                      Holiday City, Silver Ridge,
                                      Crestwood, Yorktowne, etc.

* One Family      1-2 Bed/1 Bath, up to 600 sf ,
                                   Slab Foundation, No Garage
                                   Original "Ocean Beach" type house
 * One Family   1-2 Bedrooms, 1-2 Baths, up to 600 sf,
                                   No Garage, Crawlspace or Elevated,
                                   New "Ocean Beach" type house 
* One Family    1-4 Bed/2.5 Bath, up to 2,000 sf 395.00 
 * One Family    1-4 Bed/2.5 Baths up to 2,500 sf 495.00 

* One Family    1-4 Bed/2.5 Bath, up to 3,000 sf        

* One Family    1-4 Bed/3 Bath, up to 3,500 sf 795.00 
* One Family    1-4 Bed/3 Bath, up to 4,000 sf                    995.00 
 * One Family    Over 4,000 sf-Call for Pricing


* Two Family   One Foundation, 8 Bed/4 Bath,

* Two Family   Two Foundations, 8 Beds/4 Baths         
  • Add these additional fees to all above, per unit, for any additional decks or porches-3 or more, bedrooms-5 or more, 4 or more baths, 2 or more kitchens, 2 or more fireplaces, 3 or more heating and cooling units, oversize or detached car garages-more than 2 car in size, etc. Fees are in addition (+added) to the home inspection "Type"  fee noted above. Prices subject to change based upon specific house features.
Add 35.00 ea. 

Add 50.00 ea. 
  • Foundation Design
         -Slab Type       < 2,000 sf
         -Crawlspace   Add + each 500 sf 
         -Basement      Unfinished < 2,000 sf
         -Basement      Finished,+ each 500 sf   

Add  000.00

Add    50.00 
Add  000.00 
Add    50.00 
  • Outbuildings-Specialty Buildings
Call For Pricing,  
Building Specific 
  • Flips, Bank Sales, Foreclosures
 Add   100.00 
  • Sandy Damaged and Repaired
 Add     50.00 
  • After Hours ( After 3:30 pm M-F)
  Add   100.00  
  • Saturday Charge   (9 am only )
Add   100.00 
  • Sunday Charge       (10 am only)
Add   200.00 
  • Expedite Charge 
Add   100.00  
  • 3-4 Stories  (Incl. Coastal Elevated Houses)
  • EIFS and Cement Based Stucco 
Add   100.00 
  • Contemporary Design (Multiple Attics) 
Add     50.00 
  • Trip Charge  (up to 15 miles one way)

                                                         ( 15-30 miles-one way )
                                    (over 30 miles-one way)

 Add    35.00 

  • Age of building 25-50 years old                
Add   50.00 
  • Age of Building 50-75 years old 
Add   75.00 
  • Age of Building 75-100 years old
Add 100.00 
  • "Century Homes" over 100 years old

Add 200.00 

~Pricing for Special Inspection or Testing Services Below
(This is not a complete list-Call for Special Needs)

 * Termite Inspection   (Residential, <2,000 sf.) 100.00  
 * Termite Inspection   (Residential, <2,500 sf.) 150.00 
 * Termite Inspection    (Residential <3,000 sf.) 200.00 
 * Termite Inspection     (Residential <4,000 sf.)
 * Termite Inspection ​    (Century House) 250.00 
 * Termite Inspection   (Commercial Use )  300.00 

 * Radon Testing           (at inspection,1 test)


 * Radon Testing           (Stand Alone, 1 test)  295.00 

 * Marine Dock & Bulkhead Inspections
   (Accessory Structures or Systems Additional)
 * Bulkhead Only       (Up to 40 LF)  295.00 
 * Bulkhead Only       (Up to 100 LF)395.00 
 * Bulkhead Only       (Up to 200 LF)495.00 
 * Additional: 
                       Wood - Creosote
                       Docks - Fixed and Floating 

                       PWC Ports & Docks
                       Boat/PWC Hoists & Lifts 

50.00-100.00 ea. 
"Site Specific"   

 * Commercial Property Inspections

Call for Pricing    
"Building Specific

 * Pool Inspections              (Open Pools Only) 
                                                      Up to 18 X 36 
 * Mold Testing                   (1 Swab, w/Lab Fees)
                                                   With Home Inspection
 * Mold Testing                  (Air Test, 2 cells&Lab) 495.00 
 * Additional Mold Units   (each additional unit)   195.00 
 * Illustrated Mold Report (only with Mold test) 295.00