Why do you want to spend an extra $400 to $500 on an inspection? Even when the home looks perfect!
When purchasing a new home, home inspections are a must. It's important to get a certified home inspector to do a general inspection on your home. They check the things we don't know about like electrical and plumbing, but also go all the places we don't want to. Do you really wanna go into that hot attic on a sunny day? Home inspectors will do a thorough check of the home and may even recommend other inspections like a termite or septic inspection. They will give you peace of mind on your purchase. Now don't expect the inspection to come out perfect. No one ever is. But you do need to know any significant issues the home may have. That $400 to $500 spent up front may save you thousands in the future.
Be sure to read the next entry about what other inspections you need when purchasing a home.