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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost

Home inspection costs  vary depending on several factors, including the home’s location, the home inspector’s capabilities, the size of the home, and more. The average you should expect to pay for an inspection for a 2,500-square-foot home is $275 to $300.

Because of the variance in home inspection costs, it is important to get an estimate from your professional home inspector, and agree on a price, before the inspection work begins. Some home inspectors charge by the size of the property (number of square feet). Others charge by the hour. Most charge a flat fee plus additional fees for radon, mold, or other tests.

Be sure to understand what you’re getting from your home inspection. Generally, it’s best to be as thorough as possible, but as with any aspect of home buying or selling, you should understand what you get from your investment. Don’t overpay a home inspector, or purchase an unneeded service. We can offer general input and advice on the home inspection process, as needed.