when a home is being sold as is during foreclosure should I still go.through a property inspection and have an inspection contingency in my offer?
It seems most work that needs to be done to the house is obvious since it is not in great condition
Any offer you make should be contingent on due diligence and getting anyone you want to help you with this process.
To further @Jim Shepard 's point, we once got a $10K concession from a bank for a broken water main. The third party report made this possible.
Also, home inspectors will prepare a report that will help you evaluate how to approach the rehab and manage lifecycle issues.
Thanks @Jim Shepard and @William Hochstedler. After viewing the apartment building today, it is obvious that there is probably more work to do then what is in front of my face. Lots of water damage that I can see, wonder what else is behind the walls that I can't see. If I pursue this property I will definitely use an inspector. Thanks again!