Sunday, May 31, 2009

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

How much does a home inspection cost? Usually it depends on the size of the home. It also depends on the inspector – each is an independent businessperson.


I use two different certified home inspectors and the rates they’re recently charging are:





  • Small condos, about $250


  • Average sized home, about $300 to $500


  • Large and luxury homes, $400 to $700


Keep in mind these rates are in metro Phoenix, Arizona, where I live and work.


There are at least two organizations that train and certify home inspectors. Home buyers can learn a ton from visiting their websites.





  • The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) maintains a website at www.NACHI.org.


  • The American Society of Home Inspectors posts their online info at www.ASHI.org, including a helpful FAQ for homebuyers.