After your offer on that perfect home is accepted by the seller, it’s time to schedule a home inspection. Your agent may have already advised that though it may be the perfect home for you, there may be hidden things you did not notice. This is your window of opportunity to learn from a licensed inspector what repairs may be needed before you complete the purchase.
Typically, your purchase and sales contract will state that you have the right to a home inspection under its terms and conditions, and the buyer usually must complete the inspection within a given number of days of the seller’s acceptance. An inspection may be done with new construction, but builders offering new homes for sale usually give buyers a guarantee on the home and its condition. This is probably the only case in which a buyer can forgo an inspection with some peace of mind. But in most cases, your agent will tell you that an inspection is a must-do for all home purchases.