A home inspection is meant to find problems with a house and if they’re serious enough to prevent the sale of the home. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and remaining useful life of major systems.
You really should to be present during the inspection: You can ask questions the inspector can point out areas of potential trouble.
Inspectors know a lot about homes but should not offer cost for repairs.
Expect an inspection to take 2-5 hours (old homes may take longer) and to cost $400-$500, depending on size.
To hire an inspector, get recommendations from others or check online under “Home Inspection.”
Be sure to ask about training, and experience.