Real Estate from A to Z
By Aaron Zapata, MBA, REALTOR®
Should I attend the home inspection when I am buying a house?
If you are making the biggest financial investment of your entire life, I suggest that you attend home inspection. This is your main opportunity to walk along side a professional home inspector that will painstakingly examine the home and give you their professional opinion in a written form.
Will you find things wrong? Absolutely! Even new homes have problems. However, what you are looking for is problems in the following three areas: Safety Issues, Inoperable Systems, and Structural Integrity Issues. You do want to be there to make sure that the home you are buying is perfect for you and that there are no hidden problems to be discovered after you close escrow.
Make sure you have a home inspection and I always recommend that you attend the inspection with your agent.