Pay attention to home inspection

Visual evaluation won't cover all defects

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For just about anyone, a home is the single most expensive and single most complex thing that you'll ever own. So when making that purchase, you certainly want to do everything possible to be an informed buyer, and to protect yourself and your investment. One of the ways to do that is to have a home inspection prior to closing the deal on the purchase. A home inspection will give you a lot of information about the physical condition of the home you're considering buying, and should alert you to any potentially serious problems that you need to be aware of. But as a potential homebuyer, it's important that you understand what a home inspection is, and what it isn't. There are certain things that you can legitimately expect your inspection to provide for you, and certain things that it won't. And you also need to understand that the more you participate in the inspection process, the more you'll get out of it in return. Finally, understand that just like there are good and ba...