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What is a home inspection?

 

What is a home inspection?

The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "home inspection."

A home inspection is a buyer's way of making certain that a home does everything it's supposed to do. It's a thorough examination of a house's visible parts and systems, conducted before purchase. Buying a home is a big step and big financial commitment, so you want to know that the heat heats, the air conditioning cools, the toilets flush and the roof doesn't leak. A home inspection can result in things getting fixed before the sale goes through, or might even save you from buying a very troubled house.

Could your dream house turn into a bad dream? A home inspection might be the way to find out before it's too late.

To find a great mortgage rate on a home, visit the rate tables at Bankrate.com.

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