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Houses do evolve with time (and sometimes very quickly).
So your stepbrother has visited the house and told you it was fine and that you should save a couple of hundred bucks and not get it inspected, especially since it’s only 3 years old? WRONG!!!
Professional house inspectors are trained to look for details usually overlooked by regular home buyers such as insulation, traces of moisture, suspicious cracks, electricity and plumbing. They can also usually give you an idea of how much it would cost to bring any of these up to code.
Finally, a good inspection done by a professional can usually pay for itself by using it as a bargaining tool.