Home inspections are necessary before buying--or selling--your home. You can learn if you have a problem that needs to be corrected immediately or if there's something you need to keep an eye on. As a matter of fact, we had a home inspection after we built our home--just for our peace of mind--and learned a lot about our roof, etc. Here's a link to the American Society of Home Inspectors: American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI
You can learn about their Code of Ethics and the ASHI Client Bill of Rights; and there are links for Home Buyers/Sellers, Real Estate Professionals, industry news, and more.