Home inspection is an examination of the condition of the home you're buying. They are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the proper training and certifications to perform the inspection.
Home inspections are an important piece of information that can assist a buyer in identifying any major issues with a home prior to closing. This report can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller which allows you to back out of a purchase, free of penalty, if there’s significant defects revealed.
The cost to hire a home inspector ranges from $270 - $1200 depending on the home size and location. Sometimes more!