When you buy a home you should get a home inspection. The reason is you should know exactly what is going on with the house and if there are any major (or minor) problems you should know about. The inspector will go over the whole house and give you a report of everything about the home.
This report is a great working list. You can use this as a to-do list as you get in the home. This way you can have the best kept home on the block.
Sometimes the inspector might even find hidden issues that the sellers didn’t know about or forgot to disclose. With a home inspection you know you will have the most information when buying a home.