The basic purpose of a home inspection is determining the property’s condition. It’s a likely requirement in your real estate contract, and if it’s not there, insist on it. Even new homes require inspection – there is always the possibility of construction deficiencies.
Take a tour of the house
If possible, accompany the certified home inspector on the tour of the house so you can ask questions and get direct answers. The inspection takes into account any serious structural repairs needed; the age – and life expectancy – of the property’s electrical, plumbing and other components, and any item that requires replacement or repair.
You may find crucial problems
It’s an overall evaluation of the home. If the inspection reveals crucial deficiencies you were unaware of, you can negate the contract or negotiate with the seller regarding repairs.