Do you need a home inspection when you buy a house? YES–ABSOLUTELY YES you DO! Even if you are paying cash for a home–spend the money for a home inspector. Too many times I hear stories from buyers who in the past did NOT choose to do so and they were VERY sorry they didn’t.
The national average price for a home inspection is between $300-$500 (depending on square footage and if there is a pool/spa. In those cases it can go up to $1000-$1500 if you are in a luxury home of 5000 square feet and above. Despite the cost, the inspection is a vital part of the home buying process to ensure a fair deal for the seller, and confidence in the purchase for the buyer for anything that needs repair or may need repair or replacement in the future!