What is a home inspection?

Home inspections involve a visual inspection of the systems and physical structure of a residence and cover the major elements of the home. A home is an investment, thus the buyer wishes to ensure they are paying a fair price for the structure. In addition, the inspection may be used by the seller to determine any items that need to be corrected before the house goes on the market. One benefit of obtaining a home inspection is it also provides information on what maintenance will be needed to keep the home in good shape.