Why You Need a Home Inspection When Buying a Home

You definitely need to have a home inspection. I can tell you any home me and my husband have ever purchased, whether we're living in it or we're using it as a rental property, we always, always, always have a home inspection. There's two main reasons. The obvious reason is to make sure that the four walls around you are safe, sound, and secure. You want to know what you're getting into, even if the seller is not going to do any repairs. Second thing is repairs. It gives you an opportunity to negotiate as a buyer with the seller to do repairs that are necessary in the property. Us as realtors typically recommend only asking for repairs that are major, not a light bulb or smoke detector. What we really care about in Arizona is roof, AC, swimming pool, and the equipment. Anything major like that. Appliances, things of that nature. We're not looking for little handyman stuff.