” If a house has illegal room additions that are un-permitted, it affects the insurance, taxes, usability and most of all the overall value. In essence, a buyer is purchasing something that legally does not exist,” she explains. Even new homes with systems that were not installed to code will become the new homeowners’ financial “problem” to fix (and finance). (The home for sale/purchase must pass inspection. Once the home inspector completes a report, you can renegotiate with the seller. Dwellings that have been boarded often develop hazardous mold problems, which are costly to remedy and pose health concerns. Home inspections are even more critical if you are buying an “as-is” foreclosed property or short sale.

Inspection Services

At Beacon Home Inspections, our inspections are thorough, professional and fully compliant with the Standards of Practice as recommended by the State of Washington and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. All of our inspectors are fully licensed, certified and insured.

We offer several inspection options to meet your needs.


Homes under 1,000 square feet: $325.00

Homes between 1,000 – 1,500 square feet: $350.00

Homes between 1,500 – 2,000 square feet: $375.00

Homes between 2,000 – 2,500 square feet: $400.00

Homes between 2,500 – 3,000 square feet: $425.00

Homes larger than 3,000 square feet: Please call for a quote

*Homes with more than two detached structures or an ADU may incur an extra expense.

You might want to have certain items repaired, or you could seek to have the cost of the home reduced. If an agreement is not reached on the items in the report, you can back out of the deal.