The cost of a home inspection in Nashville typically begins at $535 with the average cost of a home around 2500sf being $565 for a home inspection. Pricing is dependent on size and age of home. Bundle all services needed for the purchase of a home in Tennessee and SAVE 10%:
**Magnolia clients receive a private list of trusted local trade contractors. These are verified trusted contractors having had 10-to-15-year relationships with Benjamin, Magnolia’s owner, when he worked as a residential contractor.
We guarantee you peace of mind! We will provide you with the most thorough home inspection report in the business by the most highly-trained professional home inspectors available in Nashville! If you are not satisfied that a Magnolia Home Inspection did not properly prepare you for home ownership, we will refund your money:
The primary job of a Magnolia home inspectors is to protect home buyers by identifying significant defects that directly affect the value of a property you are considering for purchase. If there is a major structural issue, HVAC failure or Safety Hazard, you need to know about this ASAP! Our second purpose is to prepare you for home ownership and equip you for successful negotiations. A Magnolia home inspection report is a thorough technical review of all house components and a educational document informing you about maintenance items to be addressed as a home owner. A summary of the components home inspectors include in the home inspection report:
A more comprehensive breakdown of house components inspected is available at: https://trustmagnolia.com/home-inspections/
It is not required but YES, we do recommend you attend your home inspection! Attending the home inspection eliminates any potential miscommunication, with a ‘hands on’ opportunity to see and discuss critical issues. Meeting you in person also helps us provide better customer service when we know the specifics of your primary concerns. Magnolia Home Inspectors are consummate professionals and will do their best to provide technical answers with practical solutions for critical issues.
We will send you a notification after your inspection is scheduled of the appropriate time to meet us at the home. Please come prepared and read this article: What Questions Should I Ask my Home Inspector?
Magnolia inspectors are an elite group of individuals committed to professional excellence and providing Middle Tennessee home buyers with the best home inspection possible. Not only do we limit hiring the top 1% of applicants, after applicants are fully certified by the State of Tennessee board for Licensing Home Inspectors, trainees must complete a minimum 3-month rigorous bootcamp to become a certified Magnolia Home Inspector.
Magnolia is owned by a previous licensed contractor and hires, trains and mentors inspectors with a background in residential construction. For more information read article: Who Should I Hire?
Our service philosophy at Magnolia Home Inspections is different. We believe a home inspection should provide home buyers with peace of mind by delivering on 5 key promises:
Always be sure that there is an inspection clause in your contract. Even if it is communicated that the inspection is PASS/FAIL, your purchase obligation should be limited; contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated. Nashville is an extremely competitive market and Seller’s Agents are applying pressure to sell homes As Is without contingency. If you have a realtor that is working for your best interests, they are capable of creative options to providing a competitive offer without taking on the serious risk of foregoing the home inspection!
Nashville is an extremely competitive market! Many agents feel they are under pressure to write an offer waiving the inspection clause or eliminating an escalation clause. You do not have to take these risks!
The best real estate negotiators that refer their clients to Magnolia tell us that a key tactic is to schedule the home inspection at the same time they are writing the offer, stating in the inspection date in the offer. This pro-active move communicates that you are serious about the offer and that you already have professionals on-board to make the purchase transaction go as seamlessly as possible.
We test for Radon in Nashville and surrounding cities according to EPA standards required for real estate transactions. These tests are a minimum of 48 hours and do require that “Closed Building Conditions” be maintained in the home for the duration of the radon testing period.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has no smell, taste or color. Radon gas is produced by decaying uranium found in nearly all soil and rock, including the dirt and soil that is in your crawlspace, under your basement slab and surrounding your home’s foundation walls. As a gas, Radon moves slowly through concrete and concrete block walls, more quickly through uncovered soil in crawlspaces, and becomes most harmful when accumulated in these enclosed spaces. Radon can be measured outdoors at average levels around 1.2 pCi/l and as high as 2,000 pCi/l indoors. When indoor levels are measured after Radon testing at 4 pCi/l the Environment Protection Agency recommends action be taken to reduce the volume of radon gas found in home. Radon gas is unstable, sending radioactive products out into the air as it decays. Those radioactive products can attach themselves to dust in the air turning the dust into carcinogens. When those carcinogens are inhaled, becoming trapped in the sensitive lung tissue, they release radioactive particles that travel only a short distance with high energy, wounding these cells they come in contact with. When enough of these energized particles are released on cells, wounding them over and over again, the DNA chain can be penetrated and broken, altering the DNA makeup of all cells that continue to split from that ‘broken’ or mutated/cancerous cell. The Surgeon General warns that Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Breathing this radioactive gas over prolonged periods is a significant health risk to families all over the country. Magnolia Property Consultants, LLC provides Radon inspection and Radon Testing services to measure indoor levels of Radon in Nashville homes. In Davidson County specifically, 39% of homes tested are found to have radon levels requiring mitigation. [source]
Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. “Radon gas causes more deaths than home fires, drowning’s, and airplane crashes combined.” [source]
The Surgeon General warns that Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Breathing this radioactive gas over prolonged periods is a significant health risk to families all over the country. Magnolia Property Consultants, LLC provides Radon inspection and Radon Testing services to measure indoor levels of Radon in Nashville homes.
High radon levels have been found in every state. Radon problems do vary from area to area, but the only way to know for sure if your Nashville home’s Radon level is to schedule a Radon inspection.
A Sewer Scope inspection involves opening the sewer drain and running a camera head on a cable through the drain pipes. Sewer cameras are expensive equipment and when operated in the right hands can provide significant information about the condition of the drain pipes on the home.
Making the small investment to determine the condition of the underground sewer drain and identifying the scope of work needed to repair a significant defect is key to determining the expense of the repair involved with the home you are purchasing. I personally never purchase a home without determining if the sewer line is in need of repair or replacement! It is a minimal cost for the valuable information gained often identifying repairs well over $3,500. For more information read this blog article: