When you purchase a new home, you're also buying any problems that come with it. These problems can add up to a large expense. You can think of a home inspection as a safety net which protects you from falling into a poor investment. Problems found during the inspection which were not disclosed by the seller can put you in a stronger position for negotiation.
Buying a home is a stressful process, full of ups and downs. It's easy to become attached to a home before you've bought it, making it difficult to see problems clearly. That is why it's wise to bring in an unbiased inspector with specific training to assess the condition of the home.
By knowing the issues and shortcomings of the house you can avoid surprises later and rest easy in your decision.
A home inspection doesn't just save you money. It also helps to protect your family. Safety issues can arise from dangerous handyman work, outdated electrical systems, lead pipes, and more. I'll check the home for potential safety issues such as fire hazards, electrical hazards, structural problems, and hazardous materials.
I highly encourage you to come along for the inspection, especially if you're a first-time home buyer. I'll show you around and help you get familiar with the mechanics of the home, as well as the location of any water or gas shut off valves. Feel free to ask questions along the way. I'll even give you home maintenance tips — especially useful if you've never owned a house before.