Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make. This then is no time to shop for a cheap inspection. The cost of a home inspection is small relative to the value of the home being inspected. So the additional cost of hiring a certified inspector is almost insignificant by comparison. As a home buyer, you have been crunching numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals. Don’t stop there! It is unwise to allow anyone to talk you into a cheap inspection.