When you are buying a home, a home inspection is an important step in the real estate process. Essentially, a home inspection is a visual evaluation of a home. The inspection will ultimately tell you more about the home's actual condition which will allow you to make an informed decision before you purchase.

Benefits of a Home Inspection

1. Home Problems

Home inspections can determine any current problem the home may have such as code violations. Your home inspector will make it a point to pinpoint defects, safety concerns, and potential threats. After doing so, they can provide suggestions on how to deal with these issues.

2. Buyer Confidence

Having a home inspection can improve your confidence as a buyer in the home. By knowing what needs to be taken care of, you can quickly address the home's problems before closing. This will allow you to feel secure in your home buying decision by being aware of the issues that are not so obvious.

3. Better Negotiation

Knowledge allows you to make informed decisions. When you know the actual condition of the home you want to buy, you can better negotiate with the seller on repair expenses. You may even be able to negotiate a lower price if the current owners are unwilling to pay for repairs.


A qualified home inspector has the training and expertise to help you avoid any unwanted surprises in the future. Be sure to consider this recommended step before purchasing your home, and consult your REALTOR® about a home inspection before you buy. At HomeLink Realty, our certified REALTORS® are more than capable of assisting you with your home buying needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you find the perfect home.

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