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A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. After the inspection process, your Gotham Home Inspector will send an inspection report (often within 24-48 hours) that covers all findings, complete with pictures, analysis and recommendations.

For many people, the purchase of a home is the largest investment they will ever make, so it is important to have the home visually inspected inside and outside for potentially costly defects. The inspection is thorough and comprehensive, but not invasive or damaging.

Long story short, no. But it is a significant risk to you and could cost you a lot of money down the line. “The key difference between a pre-listing inspection and a typical home inspection is who’s paying for it. If you’re selling your home and you’d like to do a pre-listing inspection, you’ll be footing the bill for it. For a home inspection, it’s generally the opposite.” (source: www.bankrate.com)  

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing system; electrical system; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; and the foundation, basement and structural components.

Waiving a pre-purchase home inspection is risky. You should discuss the pros/cons with your realtor to decide if you can afford any of the potential risks involved with waiving an inspection. You can read more about the risks involved here. 

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