I tell my clients it is even more important to have a home inspection on homes that are as-is. These homes are as-is for a reason. If you are buying a home that is as-is are you prepared for those unseen expenses (example… a new roof or HVAC system)? How about insect damage in the crawlspace? A home inspection will determine if there is any major damage that could cost the buyer a lot of unseen money or money the buyer might not have. It is better to know what you are getting into before you buy it then after you buy it.