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Home Inspection Cost- What to Consider When Choosing a Home Inspection Company

If you are in the process of buying a home, you are no doubt counting the cost of every decision you make...

Now you have just been informed that you are going to NEED to get a home inspection and you are left wondering: "How much is this home inspection going to cost me?"

That is a good question to ask, because how much you spend on a home inspection could also help you to determine what you will have to spend on the home after closing and over the next few years. How is that, you may ask? 

Because in a good home inspection, there are a lot of variables. Home inspectors do not do invasive testing to be able to see behind walls or under carpets, but a good inspector will still be able to prepare you for what could lie ahead. 


Think about a home inspector like one of your favorite detective shows. You always have that one detective on the show that has seen it all and knows exactly what to do next and where to look for clues.... they know this because they have been trained by another good detective or have had years of experience. But there is also that other detective, the one who isn't as passionate about his job and doesn't know what he doesn't know... that guy is always getting himself into trouble!

What is the point? 

The point is that home inspecting is a little bit of an art. Inspectors have to be trained very thoroughly to be that good detective we all know and love.  


So the point is that you get what you pay for, and, no doubt, as you are about to make one of the largest investments of your life, you want the BEST - even if the best does cost you $50-100 more.

"The Average home owner spends $1,000-$5,000 a year in repairs and maintenance" 

If your inspector potentially saves you thousands every year you own your home, wouldn't an additional $50-100 bucks be worth it? 

What your Home Inspector should be an expert in:

  • Electrical
  • Heating 
  • Plumbing
  • Structure
  • Roof 
  • Foundation

A home inspection that is cheaper, but does not bring to the table expert advice in any of these areas could end up costing you several thousand in the long haul. 

Lets look at a few ways that choosing the right home inspector could save you thousands:

  • Average price of replacing a roof: $4500 - $9000 (Depending on size)
  • Average Price of replacing a Furnace: $1900 - $3000
  • Average Price of replacing a Water Heater: $800+ (Depending on size and efficiency)

Now, let's look at what a home inspection will cost:

  • Average price of a Home Inspection: around $350 (Depending on the size of the home)



We know you have a lot to consider, and we want to be your Personal Building Consultants for Life, so if you have an questions about your personal home inspection or are looking to get a quote on your home inspection, please done hesitate to call (616) 530-3240 or schedule online here.