What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Home
buyers now entering the marketplace view inspections as a way to gain valuable information about what may be
the biggest purchase of their lifetime. It helps them to determine whether there are any major defects or system
inadequacies at the time of purchase.
In most cases, home inspections are performed after a sales contract, conditional upon a satisfactory home
inspection, has been accepted by the seller. The inspection can usually be arranged immediately to within a few
days. The home buyer is typically encouraged to attend the inspection, so that he/she can see first hand the
workings of the home. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions
about the home or to discuss potential changes.