While a home inspection will generally run you $250-$500, just keep in mind that the exact price will depend on the size of your home, where you live, and what you want inspected, But all in all, rest assured—the cost of a home inspection is a drop in the bucket compared to the financial agony an inspection can save you down the road.
The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) is the world’s largest most elite home inspection association. A non-profit organization with members in all 50 states and 22 countries, NACHI is the international home of over 9400 inspectors worldwide. NACHI’s membership increases steadily at the rate of 300 per month on average.