Should home buyers accept realty agent’s inspector?

For complete satisfaction, hiring own inspector may be necessary

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DEAR BOB: We are in the process of buying our first home. From reading your articles the last six months, we know we need a professional inspection so we made it a contingency in our purchase offer. Our buyer's agent recommended a professional inspector so we went along with that recommendation. My husband accompanied him on the inspection, as you often suggest. But the inspector seemed to know less about construction than my husband does. The inspection report found nothing wrong with the house. But we don't feel comfortable. Should we have another inspection? – Agnes H. DEAR AGNES: Yes. Maybe there's nothing wrong with the house you are buying. What were the professional qualifications of the inspector? Is he or she a member of a recognized professional inspection association, such as ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors)? Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. Just to be double-certain there is nothing significantly wrong with the home you are buying, I suggest you spend ...