From trulia pro blog July 2013

Once you find the house of your dreams, it is so important to call a licensed home

inspector.  Home inspectors will tell you the CONDITION of the house so your

dream does not become a nightmare!

If you are buying a property “as is”, — as is what ? —- $ 5,000 in repairs or $50,000?

Even “as is” needs to be inspected.

Be informed, be happy.