Buying a house can feel like an overwhelming task.  Many important decisions need to be made during the purchasing processes.  One of these decisions is of performing a home inspection.  Even though a family member or a friend is a builder, handyman or just knows a lot about houses, it is best to hire a professional home inspector who has experience in methodically inspecting a house from top to bottom and will provide you with a non bias written report about the state of the house.  An inspector will look past the colors on the walls and the home’s decorations and delve into the areas of the house that are most important and could be quite costly.  Inspectors will also be able to alert you to potential areas of future problem and help you determine if and when this problem should be resolved.  An inspection is a small price to pay when problems are brought to light during the inspection process compared to finding a potential costly problem after the closing.