Should I get an inspection if I waived the inspection contingency?

One question I get a lot is "Should I get an inspection if I waived the inspection contingencies?" You are not going to get a credit, or a price reduction for any issues found. Since most people are putting all of their money into the down payment, and closing costs, Every penny saved can go a long way. So passing on the inspection might sound like a logical solution. Here is why you should consider getting one.


Before I answer this let's get into what an inspection is. Of course, the main part of an inspection that comes to everyone's mind is to find costly repairs such as foundation issues, HVAC Issues, moisture-related issues, and so on. But that is just one of many things an inspector does.


When inspecting, my main concern is to find safety hazards which can often be fixed for fairly cheap, but if unnoticed can go on to injure, or possibly kill someone. An example would be exposed electrical wires which an electrician can usually repair for the price of a service fee, but if an unknowing child touches can be fatal.

One question I get a lot is "Should I get an inspection if I waived the inspection contingencies?" You are not going to get a credit, or a price reduction for any issues found. Since most people are putting all of their money into the down payment, and closing costs, Every penny saved can go a long way. So passing on the inspection might sound like a logical solution. Here is why you should consider getting one.


Before I answer this let's get into what an inspection is. Of course, the main part of an inspection that comes to everyone's mind is to find costly repairs such as foundation issues, HVAC Issues, moisture-related issues, and so on. But that is just one of many things an inspector does.


When inspecting, my main concern is to find safety hazards which can often be fixed for fairly cheap, but if unnoticed can go on to injure, or possibly kill someone. An example would be exposed electrical wires which an electrician can usually repair for the price of a service fee, but if an unknowing child touches can be fatal.