If you are paying cash of course no inspection is required at all.
If the seller is "holding the note" no inspection can be part of transaction.
You obviously see the obvious missing fixtures and cabinets (so I understand you do not want to waste money on a home inspection and someone telling you are missing cabinets)...
Their is one grant money that requires you to do a home inspection and the rest typically just require an appraisal and at that time the issue of missing cabinets Will more than likely have to be addressed with lender.
There are also loans that will loan money for properties missing the above items.
You should commit to work with a real estate agent who can show you that foreclosures are their "area of expert knowledge".
Not all Realtors or Real Estate Agents are equal with respect to their knowledge and foreclosures...
I am sure one of us answering your post here would be pleased to help you ... I would recommend myself of course because of my many personal purchases of bank foreclosures and currently I own 6 of these properties.
As you can imagine I am well versed with foreclosures...
It depends on what kind of inspection you're talking about. FHA or VA loan inspection or just a home inspection. A home inspector will go through the house pointing out any defects in the property but vanities and cabinets are cosmetic - an easy fix. If you have any other questions please contact me!
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