Can I Do my Own Inspection ?
yes you probable could . . .
But . . .
It is really a disadvantage to preform a Home Inspection yourself. Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a certified Home Inspector. Every year a certified Home Inspector inspects hundreds of homes, attends continuing education workshops, lectures and seminars and subscribes to trade journals.
This keeps the Inspector up with the ever-changing technology used by the construction industry. The best reason for not doing your own inspection is probably because most home buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective, unemotional and unattached from the home they want to buy.
The "I want everything to be ok" desire most buyers have when viewing a house, could lead you to making a very poor assessment of the home's true condition. A mistake like this could cost you dearly after move in.
A Certified Home Inspector gives you an unbiased report on the condition of the property. This is something no home buyer can realistically do for themselves.
It is also important for home purchasers to note that the Dayton Area Board of Realtors "inspection addendum to home purchase contracts" states that Inspections must be made or conducted by qualified contractors and/or inspectors duly licensed, certified (where applicable) and selected by the purchaser.