Why pay someone $500 to stick a tester in your outlets, tell you they’re grounded, and then read the date of your water heater?Ok, I’m exaggerating, but sadly not a whole lot. I would never pay for a home inspection again.Buy books, learn online, learn about home construction, codes, and common problems. You should be doing all this as a prospective homeowner anyway. You don’t need to pay someone to inspect a house. The only exception is if, for whatever reason, you have put an offer in but cannot view the property yourself.