Buying a house is one of the greatest investments by a middle-class family. Therefore it is essential to get a home inspection done before putting out an offer. It is better if the seller has already had his home inspected. But how much exactly a home inspection costs and is it necessary?
Average home inspection pricing is estimated to be roughly around $300 to $500. However, this is just an average amount and does not take house specifications into account. Every house is different in terms of area, location, age, and other structural components of the house. Here we will tell you about the factors that majorly affect the cost of home inspection.
- Size – The first question that a home inspector would ask is the size and covered area of the house. It helps the inspector to calculate an estimate of the time required, along with an idea of the liabilities that need to be inspected. Size and covered area not only include the living space but also include areas like backyard, garage, and other constructions done in the house.
- Experience of the inspector – More complex the architecture of the house, more experienced inspector is needed. Expert home inspectors often charge a little more than the regular ones. This is because experienced home inspectors are people from a construction background. They have the required expertise in inspection and know which areas to examine deeply.
- Local rates and competition – No matter how experienced an inspector is, he always keeps a check on the pricing of his competition. No inspector charges a lot more than his competition.
Other major factors include:
- Water testing
- Roof testing
- Chimney inspections
- Foundation inspection
- Radon test
Our team of New Hampshire home inspectors is fully equipped to take care of all your home inspection needs. We do inspections for buyers, sellers, and house owners.