If I was going to give any advice to home buyers, it would be to spend the extra time and money and get an inspection done. There are a number of reasons, but here are the main ones:
- gives you confidence in the house you are purchasing
- can uncover some things you might not have been aware of
In our case it did both! We could not have been happier with both the inspector and how the inspection went. We knew going in that the house was going to need some general work and maintenance (part of buying a 100 year-old house), but we also uncovered old wiring in the attic that needs to be taken care of. Because we spent the money we are getting that done and will be safer for it.
I think that is the definition of a win-win scenario.