Whether you’re buying or thinking of selling a home, a home inspection is key.  Granted it is just a generic overall view but, if the home inspector is good they should catch any major Red Flags that could be cause for concern.   The important thing is to make sure you have a reputable inspector.  Remember, this isn’t a licensed field so pretty much anyone can be a home inspector and there is no board to put them in front of if they steer you wrong so… do you homework AND in list the advice of someone you trust and who knows the home inspectors work.