Should you get a home inspection before you buy a house? Definitely. In fact, your real estate agent is highly likely to recommend making your offer to purchase contingent on home inspection, right up there with appraisal and financing approval.
If your home inspector gives the property 2 thumbs up, great! But what if your dream home turns out to be in less than tip-top shape? Do you walk away from the deal with your earnest money intact ... or might it be worth hanging in there and solving the issues?
KEEP IN MIND: Any substantial problems can be used as a bargaining chip by the buyer to renegotiate price. Or, the real estate seller may shoulder the burden of getting them repaired.
Read more using this link about 7 of the commonest home inspection problems and find the average cost to fix each one.
Credit to the author of this article: Laura Firszt