Yes, as I am sure other Realtors that answered told you the same thing, you should always get a home inspection. You also may seriously think about getting an structural engineer's inspection and report.. Engineers inspect the foundation; the drainage; the rafters, stiff backs and all other boards used in constructing everything above your ceiling in the attic; as well as any stress cracks in the concrete foundation, garage flooring, sidewalks, etc., and brick or rock veneer. It is surprising how many times you find these stress cracks or something else that may be fairly easy for the builder to repair now but, if not found, could be very damaging and expensive down the road. An inspection and engineer's report are the best money you can spend prior to purchasing a new or existing home. After all, most people are spending more on the house they are buying than anything else they have ever purchased and plan to stay in the house for a substantial amount of time. If any problems are not found at time of purchase, and before warranties expire, then it could cost you, the homeowner, a considerable amount of money and heartache. By the way, many builders do not offer structural warranties at all or they are deficient in their coverage. This is not to make you think builders are not to be trusted because I am not saying that. Just protect yourself and you will never be sorry.
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