For the new home buyer, you’ll want to make sure that the house your buying is in suitable condition. If you’re going to be living there, you’ll want to make sure there are no issues that you are unaware that could make it an unpleasant living situation. And if you are taking out a mortgage, the bank will want to know that their investment is a safe one.

For the home seller, a home inspection might give you the opportunity to fix issues before a real estate agent or prospective buyer sees them. This will also help you get a better perspective on what your house may actually be worth.

And if you are a home owner, getting it inspected could help locate minor issues that left untreated, could result in major issues and major costs down the road.