A home inspection tells you if the home has any issues. Inspections are not always required but are typically a good idea. Go over the inspection report in detail with the inspector to make sure you are familiar with any problems, their severity and the estimated cost to fix them. Additionally, you may also want to get your home checked for radon and pests, which are additional costs. If the inspector finds problems, you may be able to get the seller to pay for necessary repairs or lower the price to adjust for the cost.