How much does a Home Inspection cost?

You would think that this is an easy question to answer, but for the home buyer, it is not. Most home inspectors do not post their prices and are reluctant to give a price until speaking with the home buyer and determining the location, size and age of the home. I know home inspectors that charge $1,500 dollars for larger homes and one inspector here on the North Shore of Chicago who charges a flat rate of $250 regardless of whether it is condominium or a lakefront mansion.

I try to keep my pricing in the middle of the pack, making it reasonable and reflective of the degree of difficulty.  For instance, a condominium is generally a relatively easy inspection and I charge $300 for it. My prices increase as a I move through townhouses, bungalows, and 2-story homes all the way to a 6 bedroom, 100 year old Winnetka home for which I charge $750. 

Check out all my pricing on the website.