Well, probably the biggest reason is that purchasing a house is one of the biggest expenses you can have, so you want to make sure you’ve made a good investment. How awful it would be to skimp on the home inspection and then, only after you’ve purchased the house, to find out there are numerous issues that will require a lot of money to fix. All of a sudden that budget will have been for nothing. It is much better to have the home inspected and discover any problems before you commit yourself to the home.
So, maybe you’re thinking “I’m not going to skip the home inspection, just look for the cheapest price”. Would this be a good idea? Its good to remember that not all home inspection companies are the same. Sure, you might find a cheaper price, but that could be reflected in the quality of the inspection. To make sure your home inspection is as thorough as it can be, choose an InterNACHI certified home inspector. While they may not be the cheapest quote, they will be the most thorough and qualified.