With all of the short sales and foreclosures in today's real estate market, home inspections become even more important. There are many hidden issues in homes that have been vacant or neglected and a good home inspection can give you a better idea of what will be involved if you purchase that home.
There are many things in a home that are not easily seen to the naked eye such as roof condition, attic space condition, plumbing etc. A home inspection will also give you additional information regarding that home, including good attributes and potential costs.
On the outside a home can seem like a "good deal", but if you are saddled with excessive repairs your "good deal" may not be as good as you thought.
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