You are in the process of making a large real estate investment.  As a buyer, you will want to make sure that there is no damage or latent defects which would prevent you from purchasing the property.   It is important to hire a qualified, licensed Inspector.   You can check out to find a home inspector.   This is the site for the American Society of Home Inspectors

A qualified home inspector will look at items such as:

  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Built-In Appliances
  • Roof
  • Flooring
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Chimneys
  • Gutters/Downspouts
  • Water pressure
  • Heating and cooling systems