As the U.S. Housing market undergoes big shifts in 2023, a lot of home inspectors are revisiting their pricing models. During the spring and summer of 2021, many inspectors increased their prices to account for growing inflation. But at the end of the year, some of the same inspectors were offering discounts and reduced pricing to respond to a slowing market and uncertain forecast in the new year.
We've been following the same data you have. We published our first Spectora "State of the Industry" report in October, and we'll have a new one in mid-January 2023. Until then, here's a new data set that we compiled: the average cost of a home inspection quote for (nearly) every zip code in the country.
How was this data collected?
This data was taken from more than one million home inspections logged on the Spectora app over a period of several years. The data goes up to December 2022. Because it's collected over a longer period, it's reflective of the market as a whole and less of a snapshot of any point and time.
What's the best way to use this list?
You can click your cursor in the embedded sheet below and hit CTRL+F or Command+F on your keyboard. That will bring up a search box where you can type in any zip code. Press enter.
Anything I should keep in mind before I search?
We're glad you asked:
A very small number of zip codes may be missing because they have less than 10 inspections made. Try neighboring towns to get a sense of the price of a home inspection in the same areas.
Zip codes with very few inspections may not be as representative of the market in that area.
Postal codes from Canada and Australia are included!
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