Always, Always have a Home Inspected!! Even if they find nothing which has never happened yet! It is always money well spent. You will receive information on how to care for you new home what to watch out for and what items need to be addressed ASAP. It is important enough that if a client insist on not having one, they must sign a waiver that we highly recommended that they not buy the home without it being done.
One of the best sites for all information on building products, recalls, warrantys, general maintance and lot more is provided by one of our favorite inspectors. He is actually one of the instructors for home inspection education and certification. His company is Plus+One Inspection Services, Inc. This site has a wealth of knowledge and helpful links.