Why You Should Always Do This When Buying a Home
For a buyer in a competitive market, waiving a home inspection can be a tempting notion. After all, it saves the seller a lot of trouble and sweetens the deal without the buyer having to up the price.
But this is, invariably, a mistake. Skipping an inspection can mean thousands of dollars in repairs that could have easily been found and dealt with before a sale. Whatever small advantage you may gain by waiving the inspection will most likely be squandered in a shorter amount of time than you may think.