The purchase of one home, let alone two, is probably the largest investment a person can make. Its very important to learn as much as you can about the condition of a property and the need for any major repairs before you buy to minimize surprises afterwards. A home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that is necessary to keep it in good shape. An inspection may also identify problems in the making to prevent future repairs. If you are selling your home, an inspection can give you a better understanding of items, which may require repair to put the house in a better selling condition, or give the potential buyer peace of mind, knowing that, yes, your house is in great condition! Not only is a home inspection a good idea for existing homes, home inspections are a great idea for new homes as well. You, along with the builder, certainly do not need any additional headaches in the future.
Home inspectors, typically, are brought into a home purchasing transaction by the buyer as a form of reassurance regarding the condition of the property he or she is about to purchase. Occasionally a pro-active seller will have a home inspector inspect his or hers property as a added benefit to a prospective buyer. Unlike a home appraiser - who is primary interested in the value of a given property - the inspector's focus is on the physical condition of a property as it relates to the sale of that property.