Since the appraiser inspects the home do I still need a home inspection?

The appraiser spends little time in the home and a “home inspection” is not part of the appraisal process. The lender is usually the client of the appraiser. You can be the home inspectors client. When buying a home it’s worth the small cost to have the peace of mind that a complete home inspection can bring. A home inspection will let you know just what you are planning to buy.