Are you buying a home? What is appraisal, title, inspection and survey? What does this all mean? Important things you need to know. Here's some high level answers. Today's survey cost can be $600 or higher, depending on the size of your lot. Inspectations can be higher, that $500, and could be based on the size of your home. What you offer for a home, is based on the market... follow the advise of the expert, your agent that you hired but the market changes. Appraisals are also now collected upfront, so the appraiser will release the appraisal to us, to provide..