A home inspection: The best investment you’ll make
I advise all my buyers to hire a home inspector. I tell them it’s the best investment they’ll ever make. If the inspection uncovers issues so serious that they decide to walk, it can feel like money wasted. But if it helps them avoid big surprises they would have encountered later, then it’s definitely money well-spent. That’s why I very rarely write up offers that don’t include an inspection contingency.
I even advise buyers to hire an inspector when they’re considering a foreclosure or other distressed property that’s being sold “as-is.” More information can help them, in the words of that old song, “know when to walk away… and know when to run.”
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