No matter if you’re a prospective home buyer, real estate agent, or even selling your home, it pays to schedule an inspection with a certified and licensed home inspector in Maryland.
With an inspection from a qualified professional home inspector, you may be leaving future costs and fees up to chance, and leaving yourself in the dark about any potential issues with your present or future home.
Your average home inspection in Maryland costs $353. However, your average home inspection price ranges between $301 and $426 based on the size, type, and age of your property. At the lower end, you may pay just $200 for a very small condo, or up to $520 for a large single house.
In Maryland, home inspectors generally check for these systems and components of each home, looking for potential flaws, deferred maintenance, and necessary repairs/replacements:
• The interior/exterior finishes
• Plumbing systems
• Electrical systems
• HVAC systems
• Kitchen and Laundry appliances
• Roof (and attic, if applicable)
• Basement and foundation
• Fireplaces (if applicable)
However, some services are generally not included within the typical scope of a general home inspection, and may carry additional fees when scheduled with a home inspection. These services are just a few examples of extra services that may be scheduled in addition to a home inspection:
• Termite inspections
• Radon testing
• Asbestos testing
• Mold testing
• Air quality and air pollution testing
• Electromagnetic Field testing
• Thermal imaging
Based on the findings included in your inspection report, your home inspector may recommend one or more of these additional services. If that happens, be prepared to pay an additional fee. These fees may differ from company to company, so we recommend reaching out to your inspector for their rates.
Value and Experience
Speaking of fees, when it comes to booking your home inspection, sometimes cheapest is not always best. Your home inspector is your best defense against future surprises that may cost you thousands in repairs. Whether you’re buying a new home or selling your old one, a quality home inspection can give you the strongest leverage in many cases.
Most importantly, make sure your home inspector is licensed, insured, and certified in Maryland to perform home inspections. With NextDay Inspect, you can be sure that your inspector will be licensed, certified, and insured. You can also check if your inspector is licensed personally by searching for their name in Maryland’s license lookup tool. You can also check the website for NACHI to see if your home inspector is certified with InterNACHI, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
Speak with your realtor and read online reviews to get a sense of the type of experience you can expect during and after your inspection.