How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost? 2018-04-11T17:39:50+00:00

How much does a home inspection cost?

Single Family Homes

  • (1979 or newer)
  • up to 2,000 sq ft – $395
  • 2,001 – 3,000 sq ft – $445
  • 3,001 – 4,000 sq ft – $495
  • Each additional 1,000 sq ft – $50
  • Built in 1978 or before – add $75
  • Duplexes and multifamily – see below
  • Includes FREE Thermal Imaging!

Additional Services

  • Sewer scope (w/ home insp.) – $150
  • Radon Testing (w/ home insp.) – $150
  • Mold Sampling (w/ home insp.) – $195
  • Pest and Dry Rot Report (w/ home insp.) – $50
  • Re-Inspection (by appointment) – $195 per hour
  • Additional Building (< 400 sq ft) – $50
  • Additional Building (401 – 1000 sq ft) – $100

Stand Alone Inspections

  • Radon Testing (stand alone inspection) – $195
  • Mold Inspection (stand alone inspection) – $395
  • Home Energy Score (Portland) – $195

Sliding Scale Fees

  • Reduced rates are available for low and moderate income families
  • Please see our application page for more information

Home Inspection Cost

Price Corrections

Please schedule your inspection based on the home’s actual square footage and age.  Fees may be adjusted if the home to be inspected is not as scheduled.

Pre 1978 Homes

Please add $75 for the inspection of homes built in 1978 or before.  This fee helps cover the increased costs associated with inspecting older homes including additional inspection time and protective equipment that keeps our inspectors and clients safe.

Long Distance Inspections

Please add $75 for home inspections that are between 25 – 50 miles away from our headquarters in Oregon (4127 NE 57th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97218) or our headquarters in Washington (5501 NE 109th Ct Ste F, Vancouver, WA 98662). We do not do inspections for homes that are over 50 miles away from our headquarters in Oregon or Washington.

Cancellation Policy

Home inspection appointments can be canceled or rescheduled without penalty if the inspector is notified with at least 48 hours notice.  Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 hours notice are subject to a $200 late cancellation fee.  To cancel or reschedule your appointment, please email your inspector directly by replying to your confirmation email.

Duplexes, Triplexes and Multifamily Homes

The pricing for duplexes and triplexes is based on the total square footage and the number of units in the property.  To get the proper pricing, start by pricing the total square footage of all of the units and then add $75 per unit.  For example, a 1,600 total square foot duplex would be $395 based on the single family home pricing plus $75 each for the units or $545 total. Please contact us for a custom quote to get pricing for multifamily homes with more than three units.

Condo / Town House Interior Only Inspections

Condo / town home interior only inspections start at $345 for homes less than 2,000 square feet.  This reduced pricing does not include areas typically covered by the homeowner’s association including roof, siding, attic and crawlspace.  If you would like these areas inspected, please use single family home pricing.

Mobile Home Inspections

Mobile or manufactured home inspections are $345 for homes less than 2,000 square feet (for mobile homes without an attic).  If your mobile home has an attic you would like inspected, please use single family home pricing.

Re-Inspections

Our home inspectors are available to verify that defects uncovered in our inspections have been properly repaired prior to closing.  This is sometimes required by lenders.  To minimize mistakes, make sure that all of your requested repairs are handled by a licensed contractor.  Please call or email us to schedule your re-inspection.  Re-inspections are $195 per hour with a 1 hour minimum.  More information can be found on our re-inspection and repairs guidelines page.

Washington State Home Inspections

Please select “Washington State” when using our scheduling application in order to see inspector availability for Washington home inspections.  Our Washington state inspections adhere to Washington state’s mandated Structural Pest Inspection requirements and include the additional structural pest inspection report documents when necessary.

Stand Alone Inspections

If you would like to order additional services without a home inspection, please select from the “Stand Alone” options in the scheduler.  We currently offer stand alone inspections for radon testing, mold testing, and pest and dry rot inspections.  We do not offer “Stand Alone” sewer scopes at this time.

Pest and Dry Rot Reports

Our home inspectors are licensed Structural Pest Inspectors and can sign off on inspections for federally backed loans.  If you need a certified pest and dry rot report for your lender, please select the “pest and dry rot” option when scheduling your home inspection.  In addition to the pest and dry rot report that will be included with your home inspection if you select this option, your inspector can also generate a NMPA-33 form for you on request.

Certified Home Inspectors

Nonprofit Home Inspections’ comprehensive home inspection is designed to meet and exceed Oregon and Washington’s Standards of Practice for Certified Home Inspectors.  As a nonprofit organization, NHI only has your best interests in mind.  While every home is going to have its own unique issues, we believe that it is better to know up front what condition your potential new home is in before you buy and it’s too late.

We guarantee same day reports to you and your real estate agent so you can make decisions quickly.  For one of the most important financial decisions you may face, select Nonprofit Home Inspections for the most informative, unbiased home inspection in the Portland metropolitan area.

When asking “How much does a home inspection cost,” it’s also important to make sure you are comparing similar services.  For example, unless your inspector can see through walls, don’t settle for any home inspection that does not use infrared cameras.  This important technology can help detect hidden problems including faulty wiring, missing insulation, structural problems, and moisture intrusion problems.  Professional infrared cameras are very expensive and buying them cuts into company profits.  As a nonprofit organization, however, we are able to leverage grant support to purchase some of the best equipment available so we can put it to work for you.

It’s also critical to ask if your inspector is certified by the Department of Agriculture to conduct pest and dry rot inspections.  While an inspector in Oregon isn’t technically required to be certified by the state to conduct “pest and dry rot inspections,” inspectors that are not licensed structural pest inspectors cannot sign off on many federally secured loan programs.  If you are planning on taking out a loan for your new home, getting an inspector that is actually certified to do pest and dry rot inspections is critical.  All of our inspectors are licensed for structural pest inspectors and can sign off on federal loans.

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