< All Topics Main FAQs What is a Home Inspection? What is a Home Inspection? PostedJune 21, 2021 UpdatedAugust 31, 2021 ByElizabeth N. Molina An Inspection performed by a licensed professional home inspector, that is a comprehensive review of the home that is for sale, based on a visual evaluation and testing the home’s systems and components. The result is a home inspection report, which details the current condition of the home and alerts buyers to any major issues. Most buyers request a home inspection when buying a home so they can avoid spending thousands (or more) in unexpected repairs after closing, and to protect themselves from overpaying for the property. Our office highly recommends that our clients have inspections done prior to any home purchase. Previous What are some of the steps to buying a home? Next What is an earnest money deposit?