“Absolutely. You’re not just buying that beautiful master suite or stone-lined fireplace, “you’re also buying any problems lurking in the walls or the crawl space or the attic,” says Alabama home inspector Bill Loden, president of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). The home inspection is your chance to avoid those problems—or, at least, use the results to negotiate with the seller to pay for repairs.” – Time Magazine
“In the end, the most important reason to have a home inspection before you buy is to really know what you’re buying. Research your potential home like you would any other major purchase. The more you know, the fewer surprises there will be down the road.” – Veterans United
“To understand why I so strongly recommend home inspections on new construction, it’s helpful to appreciate the complexity of what we call a house. According to the National Association of Home Builders, more than 3,000 components are employed in constructing a house. That is a lot of parts and that number does not even include the fine detail of how critical components such as screws, nails, adhesives, and sealants are selected and installed. These 3,000 components are likely to be installed by roughly 20 different sub-contractors and each sub-contractor may employ as many as 4 to 5 different employees working on the house. Upon completion, your house could have had more than 100 different people touching the more than 3,000 components, including sub-contractors for any of these: roofing, framing, painting, drywall, electrical, flooring, appliances, insulation, and on and on.” – Redfin.com
“A qualified home inspector combs a property’s visible and accessible areas to identify any health and safety problems, positive or negative conditions of the property and any conditions that need further specialized attention.
An inspection includes structural elements such as the roof, foundation, walls, windows, doors, insulation, basement or crawlspace, and attic. Electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems are also part of a home inspection. It can even include an examination of appliances and should also report any evidence of termites.” – DaveRamsey.com