You need to know exactly what you are getting. The professional home inspection will reveal potential problems and major issues with the home so that they may be addressed before you close the deal.
The inspection report will tell you what needs to be repaired and what routine maintenance tasks you should perform to keep the house in top condition. In most cases keeping a home maintained lessens the opportunity for major problems to develop.
You should require an inspection at the time you make a formal offer. Make sure the contract has an inspection contingency. Then, arrange for an inspector of your choosing to come inspect the house. If you aren’t comfortable with what we find, you are in a better position to address the report findings.
The professional home inspection will help reduce the risk of costly surprises with what is likely to be the largest purchase you will ever make. It helps you to make a more informed, more comfortable decision.