Home Appraisal Inspection Costs

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.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Appraisal elements:  to determine the value of existing buildings, land, and equipment within 15 miles of base.$394fee1$394
Zone extension: from 15 to 30 miles from base.$58fee1$58
Fannie Mae form 1004d: prepare, submit, and verify acceptance of Satisfactory Completion Form 1004d.$158fee1$158
Total Cost$609fees1$609

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.

Cost to hire a home appraisal inspection in my city

Cost to hire a home appraisal inspection varies greatly by region. To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.