Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and financial difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection gives you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition. If you are unable to make repairs, it is best to disclose the items needing repair upfront, so that buyers are aware of them before they make an offer. This helps to reduce canceled sales due to surprises uncovered during the buyers home inspection.