When purchasing a home, you are purchasing all the good and bad things that come along with that home. Whether it's a leaking roof or a soon-to-fail HVAC unit, you need to have some kind of idea what you may be inheriting. Though we cannot see every defect a home possesses, we can provide you with at least some sense of what you may be getting yourself into. Some believe a home inspection to be an "optional" choice when purchasing. I can assure you that if you do not have one performed, it could cost you thousands of dollars in unknown and unforeseen repair costs down the road. The seller is not required to divulge issues they know exist. So please do not forego an inspection, to only be surprised by issues that may have very well come up during this invaluable service.