home inspection how much

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.