Cost and Estimates
Costs for a house or commercial history are variable, depending on the size, age, or anticipated history to be found. Large homes (such as Embassies) can be extensive, as they were typically better documented from their construction phase through the secession of owners and various social uses. The typical rowhouse has considerable information documented and obtainable, and usually involves searches through deeds, building permits, city directory's, photograph collections, and fire insurance records.
In general, our residential house history service will range from $495 to $595. The majority of our commissions are in the $495-$650 category, and represent the typical small, brick rowhouse.
In general, our business or commercial building history service will range from $950 to $3,500. The majority of our commissions are in the $1,250-$2,750 category, and represent a 5 to 7 story substantial structurelike a hotel or large apartment building.
If you are a new client and Kelsey & Associates has already conducted research on your block you qualify for a $100 discount on your house history.
We would be happy to provide a free estimate for you upon submission of an address. Estimates can be completed by viewing only the exterior of the house or business, and work can be accomplished in secret to accommodate commissions presented as gifts.
Costs for photographic services associated with Local Landmark or National Register of Historic Places Applications are not included, and will be estimated separately from the application commission.
At the time of commission, a 50% deposit is required, with the remainder due within 15 days of report draft completion. Most small scale residential history's can be completed in six to eight weeks.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover charge cards, as well as personal checks or simply click on the link PayPal link below (recipient address: firstname.lastname@example.org). We also offer gift certificates.