Cost ReasoningHere’s what affects an inspection cost from Dan:
House SizeThe larger the house, the more materials, area-to-cover, components, etc. It just plain takes longer to fully scour a larger home.
House AgeThe 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.
House LocationDan 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. — less than 20 years old 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
- 20 – 30 Years Old — Add $50
- 30 – 50 Years Old — Add $100
- 50 – 70 Years Old — Add $150
- 70+ Years Old — Add $200