How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Home Appraisal Inspection?


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Home Appraisal Inspection Costs

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An appraisal inspection may be called for by home-owners, banks, insurance companies, or potential buyers of the home. It is separate from and different than a home inspection.

You will find that the cost to hire an average home appraisal inspection depends upon the scope of the evaluation and the professional service offer of a certified provider in their primary and secondary zones of operation.

The table below includes a range of possible services to be provided.

Home appraisal inspection: the certified service provider will deliver the appraised property value and related services.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Appraisal elements: to determine the value of existing buildings, land, and equipment within 15 miles of base. $394 fee 1 $394
Zone extension: from 15 to 30 miles from base. $58 fee 1 $58
Fannie Mae form 1004d: prepare, submit, and verify acceptance of Satisfactory Completion Form 1004d. $158 fee 1 $158
Total Cost $610 fees 1 $610

Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • If required by a third party such as a bank, be sure that the provider certification is compliant with third party requirements.

DIY considerations

  • This activity is not suitable for DIY due to certification requirements.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(home within 15 to 30 miles of providers base)
  • New York, NY$726
  • Bronx, NY$597
  • Brooklyn, NY$497
  • Philadelphia, PA$620
  • Washington, DC$538
  • Atlanta, GA$487
  • Miami, FL$443
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$464
  • Minneapolis, MN$544
  • Chicago, IL$634
  • Houston, TX$654
  • San Antonio, TX$439
  • Austin, TX$497
  • Denver, CO$420
  • Phoenix, AZ$443
  • Las Vegas, NV$486
  • Los Angeles, CA$548
  • San Diego, CA$497
  • San Jose, CA$601
  • Seattle, WA$440

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