I am not surprised when a Home Buyer asks me 'Do I really need an inspection?'. After all, this may be their first home so they don't know what expenses can be avoided and what is a must.
My answer to the question is always - ABSOLUTELY! The buyer should always get an inspection done on a home before moving forward with the purchase. And no, the appraiser (even on FHA loans) does not inspect the home as in-depth as a Home Inspector.
Imagine moving into your home in the middle of winter, only to find out that the furnace doesn't work. Replacing a 40 year old furnace is far more costly than hiring a home inspector. Buying a home is likely the largest investment you'll ever make. The buyer needs to be assured they are investing in a quality home.
A Home Inspector will examine the following (and much more):
Central Air Conditioning System
Roof and Attic
Walls, Ceilings, and Floors
Windows and Doors
Basement (not very popular in Frisco Texas)
Overall Structure of the Home
The BEST part of having a home inspection before you purchase a home is this fact; if there are significant problems, you have the ability to walk away from the deal. However, if you purchase a home without a thorough inspection, you may find yourself paying more money then you should.
If you need help finding a Home Inspector in Frisco Texas or the surrounding areas, feel free to give me a call.