January 30th, 2013 7:32 PM by Frank Ferrell
Sellers don't always disclose the whole truth to potential homebuyers, especially if they're eager to sell. But you can't afford to get a professional inspection of every house you tour. So before you spring for the pro, narrow down your choices by doing your own pre-inspection to spot potential problems.
BOTTOM LINE: Always get a professional inspection. It may be a little expensive for some, but it's worth every penny. Skipping a home inspection is not a good way to cut homebuying costs. You'll end up paying more in the long run when problems inevitably arise.
Source HGTV FrontDoor