How much does a home inspection cost?

Average cost in 20149: $310 See National

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The average cost for a home inspector is $310. You are likely to spend between $250 and $385 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated March 1st, 2017

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Home inspections involve a visual inspection of a home’s plumbing, electrical, heating/AC, structure, roof, interior, ventilation, insulation, exterior and other major components. People often request home inspections prior to buying or selling a home, when refinancing a mortgage, as an insurance requirement, for a routine checkup or before leasing. Inspections are available for homes, offices, commercial spaces and multiunit buildings. Several factors affect the cost of home inspections.

Square footage

Home inspectors often base their fees on a home’s square footage. The larger the house, the higher the cost for an inspection. Under the Roof Home Inspections in Greenville, Texas, offers tiered pricing based on home size:

  • Up to 3,000 square feet: $250

  • 3,001–4,000 square feet: $275

  • 4,001–5,000 square feet: $300

  • 5,001 square feet and up: $325 +10 cents for each additional square foot

Condos

Condominiums often have lower home inspection rates than traditional homes. For example, Three Keys Home Inspections in Bronx, New York, has prices starting at $425 for most single-family homes while condo inspections start at $200.

Basement or crawlspace

Home inspectors may charge an additional fee if the home has a crawl space in lieu of a basement that requires them to crawl under the home. Under the Roof Home Inspections charges an extra $25 for this service.

Mobile homes

Prices are often lower overall for mobile homes. Under the Roof Home Inspections charges $250 (including crawlspace) for this service.

Optional inspections

Prices can increase if homeowners want additional buildings on their property inspected or testing performed. Here are examples from two companies:

  • Under the Roof Home Inspections:

    • Sprinkler systems: $20

    • Outbuildings without plumbing or electric: $25 per building

    • Outbuildings with plumbing or electric: $50 per building

    • Guest/pool house: $250
  • Three Keys Home Inspections

    • Final walkthrough: $100

    • Water testing: $125

    • Radon testing: $150

    • Starting price for annual checkup: $250

Pro tip:

  • Don’t just choose the lowest bidder for a home inspection. If you’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a home, you want to get an inspection from a trusted, licensed and insured source.

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