There are many things to consider when buying a home and many steps in the process. One of those steps may be a home inspection. Although a home inspection is not mandatory many buyers do decide to have an inspection carried out.
One thing a home inspection will provide you is a good overview of the condition of your potential new house. Everything from 'now needs' to' down the road repairs' will be outlined in a home inspection report.
If you do choose to have an inspection, It is important to meet up with your home inspector at the home so they can go over with you what they have found and explain what type of maintenance the house will need.
There are many things to consider with a home inspection and inspector, make sure you discuss with your realtor on how to incorporate this into your offer.