Make Your Offer Contingent on a Home Inspection

Home inspections can be costly up front, but can end up saving you thousands in the long run. Before the 1990s, home inspections weren’t necessary or even common. Now, home inspection contingencies are written in most purchase contracts. This is extremely important for buyers so they are not surprised with costly repairs after the transaction is complete. For an inspection, be sure to hire a professional home inspector. If you take the cheap route and use a random inspector or a friend, they could miss a critical repair that could be costly in the long run. Read the full article here: http://homebuying.about.com/b/2013/06/21/make-your-offer-contingent-on-a-home-inspection.htm