I know that it seems like all you are doing is putting out money and you do to even own the home yet. But this is a must do expense. I do prefer that clients use their own inspector so they are totally comfortable with the results. The best thing to do is ask friends and acquaintance for recommendations. Be sure you get references from the Inspector and check them out. You want a licensed and certified master inspector.
This cost you a few hundred dollars, but is well worth the money. You could negotiate with seller to see if they will pay for the inspection. After all it is their property they are trying to sell to you as your dream home. Lets make sure it is not a money pit. Below are the area of the home inspection.
- Structural Inspection
- Roofing and Exterior Inspection
- HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Inspection
- Interior Inspection
- Insulation and Ventilation Inspection
- Insist the property is inspected for dangerous molds.
Be sure a get a copy of the report and keep it for your records.