Hi Mathew, your Real Estate person should have a list of inspectors. Don't take this step lightly. Is the house bank owned or a short sale, and being bought 'as is?' Have you consulted your mortgage person about what would cause the bank concerns? Are you, or your RE agent prepared to negotiate repairs that might need to be made? If the house has major issues then, be prepared to walk away and start the whole search process again and you are out the $300-400. You can go tohttp:// http://www.ma.gov
to do a search of licenced inspectors. Ask if the seller has filled out a property condition report, which should give you some clues as to how it has been maintained, in addition to your own visual observations. Again you should be relying on the expert advice of your Real Estate professional here.