Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Is a second home inspection necessary, just to be on the safe? We just have a house under contract. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I'm sure if you had ten inspections ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ I'm sure if you had ten inspections performed, ten inspectors might find things the others might have missed. &nbsp;You have to understand that the inspector is spending a very limited time in the property and won't catch everything. &nbsp;However, a good inspector will systematically inspect the various elements in the home to identify how things are running.<br/><br/>The bottom line is that if it would help you sleep better at night to get multiple inspections completed, then you should do it. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T20:53:00Z If it was your inspector ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ If it was your inspector and not an inspection the seller had provided I wouldn't think you would need a second inspection. If however the inspector found something that he suggested a specialist to look at i.e.&nbsp;<br/>electrical, structual/foundation issues then I would have a specialist inspect that issue. Beyond that I don't feel it would be anything but a waste of hard earned money.&nbsp; Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-18T12:16:00Z If you are talking about ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ If you are talking about the basic home inspection showing certain<br/>things that may warrant a more specialized inspection by a tradesman<br/>then yes.<br/><br/>If it had to do with the electrical then you need an electrician, if it was<br/>plumbing then a licensed plumber, HVAC a HVAC company an so on.<br/><br/>The generalized Home Inspection is only a report of basic things and<br/>doesn't go into details such as the degree or the extent of whatever<br/>it is that was written down or the real cost replacement if needed.<br/><br/>Feeling uneasy about something is usually what I call ' gut instinct '<br/>and I have learned to trust it.<br/>-Joseph- Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-18T10:54:00Z The question is not totally ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ The question is not totally clear.&nbsp; You just have the home under contract and you are asking about a second inspection.<br/><br/>If you were provided one the seller did prior to marketing the home - YES.&nbsp; You need your own inspection.&nbsp; Don't rely on anything the seller did.<br/><br/>If there is a septic system with this home I highly recommend a septic professional to do an inspection of the septic system.&nbsp; Home inspectors usually use a red dye test which is far less than what a professional septic inspector will do. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-18T09:35:00Z Although rare, two inspections ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ Although rare, two inspections is not an out of the world thought...If you do not feel comfortable with the first inspection or if there is something specific that you are concerned about, go for it. Better play it safe in my opinion.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Good luck! Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T21:49:00Z Most buyers do not do two ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ Most buyers do not do two home inspections.&nbsp; If there is a particular problem then you would get an inspection by a licensed person who handles that type of issue such as electrician, plumber, a/c, well, pool, etc.&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T21:45:00Z A second home inspection ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ A second home inspection is typically only necessary when the 1st inspection uncovers defects which are best reviewed by someone with more experience (say an engineer, electrician, hvac). Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:32:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T21:32:00Z I've never heard of anybody ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ I've never heard of anybody wanting to pay for two home inspections. Didn't you like the first one? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:52:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T20:52:00Z Not sure why you'd need 2 ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ Not sure why you'd need 2 home inspections, unless you aren't confident in the first home inspector? &nbsp;What does your Realtor recommend?&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-a-second-home-inspection-necessary-just-to-be-on-the-safe-We-just-have-a-house-under-contract/515706/ 2013-10-17T20:51:00Z