Should you always get an inspection when buying a house?

Is it OK to buy a house without inspection?

It’s absolutely fine to buy a property without inspecting it first, provided it’s a new house and land package that you’re buying,” she says. In her view, buying a new property is like buying a new car: when you order a vehicle from the dealer, you know exactly what you’re getting and it’s covered by a warranty.

Should you get an inspection when buying a house?

We always recommend getting a full home inspection completed by a professional before removing conditions in your offer to purchase. … The inspector should walk you through the home and point out any visual issues.

What should a home inspection include?

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing system; electrical system; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; and the foundation, basement and …

Is the seller present during a home inspection?

Dawn Wilson, Keller Williams: “Generally, the seller should not be present during the home inspection because it may make the buyer feel uncomfortable and may create tension in the process going forward dealing with the buyer and the buyer agent. … The seller should not be present without his agent.”

How long does a home inspection take?

It depends upon the size of the home and the number of rooms. An average inspection takes about 2-2½ hours (1-1½ hours for a condo). The time is well-spent considering there are more than 500 components in the average home.

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