Why would a buyer want to spend money on having a home inspection completed? The first reason is, you want to know exactly what you’re paying for. If you buy the home of your dreams and then find out it was not built right, it may quickly turn into a nightmare. Imagine moving into your home and then realizing there are severe foundation problems, or lack of structural integrity. These defects can cost you tens of thousands of dollars to correct and can be quite time consuming. These are only two examples of many possible problems that can be found. This is why it is always recommended that a home inspection be completed prior to finalizing the purchase.
Why would someone selling their home want to spend money on a home inspection? It is beneficial for you, as the seller, to know what defects the buyers will see if they opt to have a home inspection completed. If there are any imperfections in your home, you will have firsthand knowledge of the type and extent of the defect. This will allow you needed time to make any repairs you feel are necessary. This may mean the difference between selling your home, and having the sale fall through due to unforeseen defects.