Jay Marlette's Home Inspections
Jay Marlette is committed to providing the highest level of professional service in the home inspection industry. He is a certified ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) inspector who is timely, reliable, honest, and thorough. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable. He has the training and experience to accurately observe the condition of the home, and the communication skills to clearly describe the inspection results. His standards are among the highest in the industry. He meets and exceeds the standards set by the American Society of Home Inspectors.

If you would like to schedule a TRIPLEX or FOURPLEX, please call the office at 510 847 2171.

CHECK THE SERVICE AREA LIST ON THE MAIN PAGE. IF YOU SCHEDULE OUT OF THE SERVICE AREA, YOU MAY BE CANCELED EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE AUTOMATICALLY CONFIRMED.

NOTE: IF YOU SCHEDULE ON THE SAME DAY OF THE INSPECTION AND NOT CONFIRM WITH US VIA PHONE, WE WILL LIKELY NOT SEE THE REQUEST AND NOT SHOW UP. EVEN IF YOU GET AN AUTOMATIC CONFIRMATION REPLY FROM THIS SCHEDULING SERVICE. OTHERWISE THIS SCHEDULING SERVICE IS RELIABLE.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: WE DO NOT PERFORM INSPECTIONS FOR THOSE WORKING WITH NACA EVEN THOUGH THEY CLAIM WE QUALIFY. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THEIR INSPECTOR LIST.

If you want to learn more about home components and how they work. Check out my blog http://inspectorjay.wordpress.com/
Phone: 510 847 2171
Fax: 510 263 5822

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Report Review $250 (2h)
If there is an existing report written by me at a property you are interested in, I can come out to the property and review the report with you on site. We will first review and sign an inspection agreement to be sure you understand the limitations of the inspection. To review agreement now, go to www.houseman.org. This appointment will take about two hours.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $250 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

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Condominium $350 Under 2000sf (2h)
This is an inspection of the INSIDE ONLY portion of a condominium unit.
There is a 72 hour cancelation policy and a $300 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you want to pay through my website with a credit card, there is a 3% conveniance fee. There's one more option, if you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.

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Condo Plus Garage $400 Under 2000sf (2h)
This is an inspection of the INSIDE ONLY portion of a condominium unit and the garage that is directly attached to the unit. This service is recommended when components like water heaters or electrical panels are in the garage which should be inspected.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $300 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you want to pay through my website with a credit card, there is a 3% conveniance fee. There's one more option, if you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to jay at the time of the inspection.

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House under 1000 sf $600 (4h)
This is a full inspection. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy. IN LAWS ADD $150 DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to jay at the time of the inspection.
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House between 1000 to 1500sf $650 (4h)
This is a full inspection. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to jay at the time of the inspection.
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House between 1500 and 2000 sf $700 (4h)
This is a full inspection. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to jay at the time of the inspection.
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House 2000-2500 SF $750 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 2000 and 2500 square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancelation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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House 2500-3000 SF $800 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 2500 and 3000 square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancelation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.


Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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House 3000-3500 SF $850 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 3000 and 3500 square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.


Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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House 3500 - 4000sf $900 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 3500 and 4000 square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.


Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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House 4000 - 4500 sf $950 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 4000- 4500SF square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.


Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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House 4500 - 5000sf $1000 (4h)
This is a full inspection for houses between 4500 to 5000 square feet. When buying a house, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

IN LAWS (inside the house being inspected) ADD $150.

DETACHED GARAGES ADD $200 (OPTIONAL)

Separate cottages are a separate inspections with a separate fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $400 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.


Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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Duplex $900 (4h)
This is a full inspection of a two family dwelling. When buying a duplex, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

THIS IS A SINGLE BUILDING SERVICE. NOT TWO HOUSES ON ONE LOT. IF YOU NEED THAT SERVICE CALL ME TO MAKE A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $500 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you want to pay through my website with a credit card, there is a 3% conveniance fee. There's one more option, if you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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Fourplex $1250 (4h)
This is a full inspection of a four family dwelling. Note, a fourplex is one building under one roof. This fee is based on a smaller to average size fourplex, additional square footage will be an additional fee. When buying a fourplex, it is best to attend the inspection (even though it can take up to four hours). We will start by reviewing and signing an inspection agreement. You can review it ahead of time at www.houseman.org. We will have a written inspection report for you by the following business day.

THIS IS A SINGLE BUILDING SERVICE. NOT MULTIPLE BUILDINGS ON ONE LOT. IF YOU NEED THAT SERVICE CALL ME TO MAKE A SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $500 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

Payment: I usually accept a check at the time of the inspection. If you want to pay through my website with a credit card, there is a 3% conveniance fee. There's one more option, if you would like to use your on-line bill pay system. Simply send a check payable to Jay Marlette for the amount of your home inspection. Print out the confirmation and bring it to me at the time of the inspection.
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BESO Assessment $300 ($200w/ Home Inspection) (2h)
This is an an energy assessment that is required to comply to Berkeley's Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO). The discount applies to homes I inspected recently. THIS ASSESSMENT IS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ONLY

In addition to this assessment, you must register with the City of Berkeley and pay a registration fee to Berkeley Directly. You can find this information at www.cityofberkeley.info/BESO.

If you want me to do all the paper work, register your building with the city of Berkeley as well as pay your registration fee, you can buy that option on my online pay service. The majority of that service fee will be used to pay Berkeley's separate registration fee.

If the building is more than $3000 sf feet, additional charges will apply.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $250 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.

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BESO SF between 3000 and 5000 sf $550 (4h)
This is an an energy assessment that is required to comply to Berkeley's Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO). THIS ASSESSMENT IS FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ONLY

In addition to this assessment, you must register with the City of Berkeley and pay a registration fee to Berkeley Directly. You can find this information at www.cityofberkeley.info/BESO.

If you want me to do all the paper work, register your building with the city of Berkeley as well as pay your registration fee, you can buy that option on my online pay service. The majority of that service fee will be used to pay Berkeley's separate registration fee.
There is a 72 hour cancellation policy and a $250 dollar charge for cancellations. This service is not intended to hold up our scheduling while waiting to see if you're in contract. This shall be strictly enforced. By scheduling here, you agree to this policy.
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