Parents wanting to help their children with a down payment on a first home can do so tax free up to $14,000.00 per the IRS. So how do you protect YOUR investment in their home? Get a home inspection! Home inspections will determine the general shape the house is in, mechanical, electrical, foundation, roof, appliances so you can plan for repairs, negotiate price reductions or repairs at the closing table or rarely done, provide a way out of the deal completely. Moving to Central Texas, Austin, San Antonio? call Joe Barnett with Bumblebee Home Inspection to bring you peace of mind in your purchase.