Use a Home Inspector to Avoid Headaches

A home is a big investment; you want to be certain you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for. When you make your offer, tell the seller that it's conditional on a home inspection, then engage the services of a professional home inspector to: 

• Perform a comprehensive visual inspection
• Examine the foundation and roof of the home
• Examine all the main mechanisms and systems of the house (such as heating, plumbing, electrical, and ventilation)
• Examine the condition of the windows and doors
• Identify area that has been repaired in the past
• Estimate the remaining life span of specific components of the home
• Provide a written report of the inspector findings

This information will help you make an informed decision about the structure and everything inside of it before you remove your conditions.