Even after having an appraisal and the standard walk through inspection, you should require that a professional go through the home and seek out any other potential problems. Of course, you will have inspected the home yourself, but you are not used to looking for certain things or characteristics of a potential problem that a professional may find.
The seller will want this inspection performed quickly, so that you can approve the results of the inspection and move forward with the purchase of the home. Once you receive the inspection, you will want to allow yourself sufficient time to review and approve the report. If you do not approve the report, you may negotiate with the sellers on which repairs should be performed and who should pay for those repairs. Otherwise, you can cancel the purchase without penalty – provided you have included reasonable time allotments for the repairs to be performed satisfactorily in your offer.