The Home Inspection should cover the structural and mechanical condition of the house, including the roof, heating, plumbing, air conditioning and wiring.
A Home Inspection protects you from buying a dwelling with serious, previously unknown problems. Your purchase offer should be contingent on the results of the home inspection, so that if you find major issues, you can walk away from the house with no penalty. And if minor problems are found, you may require the seller to fix them or adjust the price.
A Home Inspection typically costs between $250 and $500.