Should I have a home inspection?

I highly recommend having a whole house inspection before closing. Definitely hire a home inspector that is reputable. Ask your Realtor for inspector references if you do not know any inspectors. Experienced Realtors know who to hire to do a detailed inspection. Inspection reports are approximately 20 pages. Normally, an inspector finds a few items that need repaired on existing homes. Your Realtor can help explain which items are defects. Defects are the sellers responsibility to fix, or pay for repairs. Routine maintenance items are the purchaser's responsibility. If the inspector finds major problems with the home that cannot be corrected to your approval, then your Realtor and purchase agreement protect your best interest.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsChristina Cavins • October 11 2007 01:54PM


I have had clients balk at spending the money, and I always recommend as you do.  I tell them to treat it as insurance against any unexpected events in the new home.
Posted by Dale Campbell (Virginia Real Estate) over 12 years ago
Christina I always recommend a home inspection.  It could easily be the best $00 the buyer will ever spend.  Of course I always recommend a home warranty as well.
Posted by The All Pro Team (EXIT Realty Leaders) over 12 years ago