Thank Goodness for Home Inspectors!
We had a contract on a home that I knew needed a lot of help/work but not until I had some home inspections did I know just how much trouble this house was in.
I've owned 3 homes in the last 28 years and this was the first time I had an inspection beyond a roof and termite inspection, first time for a whole home inspection, and chimney inspection. They found a lot more than I bargained for, and I walked from the deal.
As much as I hate to waste money, it was worth EVERY PENNY I paid to have this home inspected. I also learned a LOT from the internet and a book I happened to find at the library about inspections. I feel this was a full learning experience and have gained a lot of knowledge, but moreso, a whole new respect for home inspectors, this guy earned every penny and saved me a ton of money and aggravation.
Kudos to home inspectors!!!!!
Now to find the RIGHT home!