During the escrow period you’ll have a limited period of time to inspect the property to determine its condition. I can recommend several qualified inspectors who will help you go over the house from top to bottom.
By working with an experienced home inspector, you'll get an in-depth report on everything from the foundation to the roof. If the inspection reveals any cause for concern, you'll have four options:
• Accept the house in its current condition.
• Ask the seller to take care of specific repairs.
• Receive a credit from the seller for the estimated cost of the repairs.
• Cancel the transaction and look for another home.