Inspection *before* offer?
Is it possible, does it ever happen, to have a home inspected *before* putting in an offer? Could we ask for a showing and bring an inspector and/or builder/remodeler with us?
We went to an OH today, saw a ~100 year old house with a 200+ yo barn. Been in the same family for generations. Other than windows and a boiler, nothing's been updated. We know it'd take a lot of attention to modernize, but would want to be sure it's not 'The Money Pit' before we make an offer.
Also, how does one go about finding a "barn inspector"? Not many farms left in these parts, so barns themselves are few and far between. I believe this one is covered by some conservation/preservation covenant and couldn't be neglected or torn down (not that we'd want to. We'd love to renovate that too)