Why Should I Have a Home Inspection?

When you enter into a contract to buy a house, you have the option of having a home inspection. We ALWAYS recommend that you do – yes, even if the house is being purchased “as is” and even if it is new construction. If the inspection results are not satisfactory, you’ll have some options to accept the house as is, have the buyer address your concerns, or to back away from the contract.

This purchase is probably the single biggest investment you’ve ever made and you need to know what you are buying. A home inspection can help you be as certain as possible that your investment is in sound condition, that there are no material defects, and that there will be no surprises.

Alabama is a Caveat emptor state (“let the buyer beware”) so the buyer needs to exercise due diligence in inspecting, evaluating, exploring, researching, etc. prior to the closing.

In short, the buyers should do whatever they need to do to satisfy themselves that the house is in acceptable condition.

We can recommend several licensed and qualified home inspectors and can even schedule and attend those inspections for you. We’ll be glad to tell you more about what to expect from your home inspection but the bottom line is yes, we strongly recommend you have a home inspection on any property you offer to purchase.

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