Technically, you don’t. A home inspection isn’t required in order to purchase a home. However, you may be very sorry you skipped it if it turns out there is something very wrong with a home after you have made an offer and a deposit in earnest. The average price range for an inspection is between $400 – $800, depending on the square footage of the home, as well as whether you choose to do additional tests like water tests, radon air testing, etc. This really is a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing that you can still back out of the deal if there is something wrong with the house that would require more than you are willing to put into it.
Should I bother if the house is being sold as-is?
Some people may think it isn’t worth getting an inspection in some cases, such…
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