Buying Your Home - Home Inspections & Warranties
Do I need a home inspection?
Yes. Buying a home "as is" is a risky
proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars.
Plumbing, electrical and roof problems represent significant and complex systems
that are expensive to fix.
How do I find a home inspector?
realty agent is one source. But keeping them independent from the agent may be a
good idea. Inspectors are listed in the yellow pages. You can ask for referrals
from friends. Ask for their credentials, such as contractor's license or
engineering certificate. Also, check out their references.