The cost of a home inspection can vary between companies. Some companies will base their fee off of the purchasing price for the home while others will base their fee off of the square footage and/or age of the home. Although the cost of the inspection should be a consideration, it should not be the only reason why you select a certain company to do your inspection. Do not automatically go with the lowest price, as you may get what you paid for. On the other hand, don’t assume that the higher the cost the better the inspection will be. There should be a balancing act here. Look at the credentials of the company as well as the cost to do the inspection. And then make an informed decision.