A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home.
Home buyers now entering the marketplace view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about the biggest purchase of their lifetime.
It helps them to determine whether there are any major defects or system inadequacies at the time of purchase.
In most cases, home inspections are performed after a sales contract has been accepted by the seller.
The inspection can usually be arranged immediately to within a few days. The home buyer is typically encouraged to attend the inspection, so that he/she can see first hand the workings of the home.
It is also an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes.