Whether you’re buying or selling a home, don't move forward without a home inspection! Ensuring that you have a thorough home inspection before purchasing a new home or selling your current one is essential to protect against costly repairs. Home inspection prices vary from inside the Chicago city limits to the surrounding suburbs, and often vary by home size.
How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?
While the cost of a house inspection depends on the kind of home and its location, here is a list of our typical quotes. Please keep in mind that actual prices may vary.
- Condo Inspection
Studio/1 – 3 Bedroom: $250
- Single-Family Home (Detached)
2 – 5 Bedroom: $325
- Larger Home (Over 2,000 sq. ft.)
Per 1,000 sq. ft.: $125
- Estate Home with Multiple Buildings
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- Attached Townhome Inspection
1 – 2 Bedroom: $300
3 – 4 Bedroom: $350
Additional Testing Services
Chicago Metro Home Inspections has been inspecting homes for several decades. Each inspection consists of structural, basement/crawlspace/slab, as well as interior and exterior checks. We also offer radon and mold testing.
Should you include radon and mold testing as part of your home inspection? Some home inspectors don’t mention testing for radon or mold. While only the future homeowner can make that decision, it might be best to know what you’re purchasing to avoid any unexpected costs.
Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. You can’t see radon, you can’t smell radon and you can’t taste radon. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon's adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately. Thus you may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home.
Mold can be corrosive and damaging to drywall, cause wood to become brittle, and should be remediated when possible. To ensure that any and all mold is detected, we offer surface and air sample collections for testing. We share and explain the results as quickly as possible.
How much do these additional services cost?
- Radon Testing
Chicago Suburbs: $190
Chicago City Limits (606 ZIP Code): $230
- Mold Testing
Surface Sample: $125
2 Air Samples: $250
3 Air Samples: $350