Buying a home? The number of issues that require your attention before you take possession of the keys may surprise you. Simply extending an offer and signing a sales contract does not come close to the amount of legwork required.
Title issues, escrow and financing are only some of the tasks you encounter on your journey to home ownership. You will want to make sure that the home you purchase doesn't become something out of the movie, "The Money Pit." In order to do that, the home needs an inspection, and the seller needs to tell you if the home has any issues that could affect your decision to buy or has any defects that could affect its value or habitability.