Many home buyers today are
investing in a professional structural inspection before they finalize their
purchase of a home. You should choose an inspector carefully and be prepared to
learn important facts about your new home that could save you money.
When you have a ratified sales agreement, the
Realtor will set up an appointment for you to see the home with the inspector.
Bring a notebook, even though you will get a written report of the inspection.
Write down any questions or concerns that may occur to you as you tour the
house, such as cracks in the walls, spots on the ceiling, or noises in the air
conditioning system. And remember that no house is perfect. You should come away
from the inspection with a good understanding of what you are buying and how
much the maintenance will cost.