There are a lot of steps to buying a house, and while they are all important, some are just more valuable than others. Writing an earnest money check, for example, is necessary, but it doesn’t do much for you as a buyer. A home inspection, on the other hand, can be extremely valuable, potentially helping you save money when you negotiate the home price or keeping you from buying a total lemon.
Getting the keys to your new home is a monumental moment after a long waiting period. To be confident about your builder, a final home inspection can be done before your final payment. The inspection report can give you up-to-date information relating to the nature and location of any defects (if there are any). However, to get the most value out of your home inspection, you need to ask the right questions.