For some, they view the home inspection as a hurdle to get over, instead of an important part of the home buying process. The home inspector is there to inspect our future investment. He may point out issues that are minor now, but that can turn into larger issues later on.
Many clients who have a deep understanding of how a home works still get a home inspection, as even just the objective opinion of another professional can help locate and address any issues.
Make sure you hire the right home inspector as well. Just like any other trade, home inspectors come in all shapes, sizes, level of experience, and thoroughness. Be sure to spend time talking with your potential home inspector to make sure he is the right fit for you and your new home.
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