Do I need to have a professional inspection of a home I am buying?

Updated March 13, 2023.

A professional inspection of a home is not required. Every buyer must determine whether such an inspection is advisable under the specific circumstances. Issues such as the age of the home, the apparent condition of the home and the knowledge and experience of the buyer should all be taken into consideration. In addition, the Property Condition Disclosure Statement provided by the seller may disclose certain conditions that warrant an inspection. In making this decision, keep in mind that the purchase of a home is one of the largest purchases a person makes in a lifetime, in addition to which, a house is a large and complex structure. It is often well worth the additional expense of an inspection for the information and peace of mind it can provide.

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