When you‘ve found a home that you like and you think it has some possibilities, make sure to do your initial inspection before making an offer. You have to pay attention to obvious damages and deficiencies so that you don’t waste your money, time and effort.
What you want to do is go over the major parts of the house and look for obvious damages. This does not replace the services of a licensed home inspector, which you should not forget to hire after making an offer.
Your initial inspection should include: