This will ultimately depend on the type of issues the property has. Some issues like the need to replace smoke detectors or a few shingles missing on the roof for example are relatively easy and inexpensive to fix. There are other problems, however, that could be a lot more serious and could affect whether you purchase the property or not. Things like structural damage, mold and wood rot etc. would be bigger and much more expensive to fix. In some cases, they might even be too big of a problem to remedy. Its clear to see the need to be aware of these things before you take on such a big investment.
So, what if your home inspector is a building contractor as well? Does this mean you can have them fix the problems they find? This is not always a good idea because it might appear that it was advantageous for the inspector to report problems just so that they can fix them, this would call into question how accurate the home inspection report was. Don’t be afraid to ask the home inspection company if they are fully aware of and abide by InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics. An InterNACHI certified home inspector will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and you can be sure to get the most thorough and comprehensive home inspection available. This way you can be confident about the home you buy.