No house is “perfect” even if it is a brand new construction. Older houses may have had work completed that was not quite up to quality standards. Even if your real estate agent recommends skipping a home inspection I highly recommend not following that advice. An inspection is never a waste of money in my book.
Home inspections are also an opportunity to learn much more about the house you plan to buy and determine if any repairs are too costly for you or not.
A new neighbor and I were talking at a block party not too long ago and she started telling me about how awful her house is and she feels taken advantage of because her agent (she did not buy her house with my office) advised against having an inspection since it was a “brand new house” (for the record this house was built pre-1985). This house has had several major and costly repairs necessary to be habitable since she moved in.
Had an inspection been conducted this neighbor would have been told that the plumbing did not work, the cooling system had detached ductwork that also contained severe allergens and a host of other issues. I don’t know about you but non-working plumbing is a deal breaker for me!
And a home inspection shouldn’t be left up to just anyone either. If you need a few good local recommendations I have a list of top quality home inspectors. Any time we recommend a home inspector we do not receive anything monetary in return.
Remember that the importance of a Cape Coral home inspection can be much more expensive than the actual cost of the inspection.