Most home inspection companies factor their prices based on several different aspects of the home, like the square footage of the home, the number of levels with foundation type, and the age of the home. These aspects of the home give the inspector an idea of how long the inspection will take and how much work is going to be involved, which helps calculate the final price.
With this purchase, you are getting ready to make the largest investment in your life, which is your home. Do you really want to get the “cheapest price” from an inspector to inspect your most important investment? Try to remember the old adage, “You get what you pay for.” More experienced and certified home inspectors all stay in or around the same prices with maybe a $25 to $50 difference. If you shop long enough, you can always find someone cheaper, but what are you getting for your money?