Here’s what affects an inspection cost from Dan:
The larger the house, the more materials, area-to-cover, components, etc. It just plain takes longer to fully scour a larger home.
The older a home is, the more likely it’s built in a way that has needed to be updated to stay safe over the years in just about every aspect. It takes a much slower and more methodical inspection to fully investigate an older home.
Dan commutes from Lynden, WA and covers an area that includes Whatcom County and most of Skagit County regularly. A trip charge would likely need to be included to cover gas, travel times and ferry costs to Island County, Snohomish County, and King County. Dan will also consider waiving/lowering his trip charge for inspections in King County that can be turned into a visit to his daughters and family down south.
Homes up to 1,900 sq. ft. — built after 1979 within Whatcom County.
- 1,901 – 2,900 sq. ft. — Add $50
- 2,900 – 4,000 sq. ft. — Add $100
- Over 4,000 sq. ft. — Negotiable
- Built from 1950 – 1979 — Add $50
- Built from 1930 – 1949 — Add $100
- Built before 1929 — Add $100