As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or listing agent tell you. A professional home inspection is something you MUST do, whether you are buying an existing home or a new one. An inspection is an opportunity to have an expert look closely at the property you are considering purchasing and getting both an oral and written opinion as to its condition.

 

A home inspection usually includes an examination of the heating and central air conditioning, interior plumbing, electric systems, roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, foundations, and basements. A home inspection report will reveal any problems and possible symptoms that need attention or further inspection in a house for sale.  Once the inspection is complete, review the inspection report carefully.

 

You have to demand an inspection when you present your offer. It must be written in as a contingency. If you do not approve the inspection report, then do not buy the home. Most real estate contracts automatically provide an inspection contingency.You have to demand an inspection when you present your offer. It must be written in as a contingency. If you do not approve the inspection report, then you should either negotiate with the seller on repairs that need to be done or back out of the purchase of that particular property. Most real estate contracts automatically provide an inspection contingency.