In your excitement to buy a home, it’s easy to miss a small crack in the foundation, some leaky pipes under the house, or a roof that needs to be replaced.

The sellers worked hard to make the home look as desirable as possible, but looks don’t tell the whole story.  That’s where your home inspection comes in.

A professional home inspection will alert you to things — big and small — that you should really know about before you purchase your home. (Any lender will want to know about them, too, because they’re using your home as collateral for the loan.)

If an inspection turns something unexpected up (bad foundation, old plumbing pipes, faulty wiring, termite damage) you can typically re-negotiate your deal, or walk away without penalty.

Your home purchase is one of the biggest investments of your life, and it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying.  The best way to ensure this is through a professional home inspection.