Why a home inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should learn as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you buy, so that you can minimize unpleasant surprises and difficulties afterwards.
Of course, a home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase.
Perhaps the greatest value of a thorough professional home inspection is the peace of mind that comes from having a skilled and objective professional examine the property for those faults or problems that, if undiscovered, could result in huge repair or replacement costs that would impact so unfavorably on the purchase price and spoil the pleasure of closing on the deal.
A professional home inspection improves the odds of a successful purchase, but it is not designed to eliminate all risk. The modest fee for an inspection is far smaller than the premium an insurance company would charge for a policy with no deductible, no limit and an indefinite policy period. It would also not include the value added by the inspection. Truly, you get what you pay for, and a professional home inspection is the best buy in town.