Nationally the cost of home inspections varies widely. The largest majority are priced between $300 and $600. Many factors are used in the calculation of fees and generally each inspector has a pricing system of his own.
From the first look, two factors appear to be the primary conditioners for pricing: first, the property with its specifics, and second, the home inspector and his qualifications or expertise. A well qualified and reputable home inspector will never be the least expensive, but you will get a true service. A discounter will give you a lower price but, never a personalized top quality service. You will have to carefully investigate and choose.
Below please find some of the property specifics that home inspectors take into consideration when calculating the fee but costs will vary, state-to-state and region-to-region.
Details of the home:
- Does it have a basement?
- Does it have a crawl space?
- The number of rooms.
- Square footage.
- Multiple heaters and A/C units.
- Attached or detached garage? No garage?
Type of home:
- Single family
- New construction
Age of the home:
- Generally, the older the home, the longer the home inspection will take
- Home inspection affiliations
- Well & septic
- Radon testing
- Lead testing
Please note again: Home inspection prices will vary from inspector to inspector. Keep in mind that the lowest price may not be a “bargain” when selecting a home inspector.