@Iluviaporos - Honestly, I think it's good for everyone to learn to be a little bit cynical. Kind and generous, maybe, but cynical about business dealings. A thorough house inspection should just be standard. I've seen too many people get stuck with asbestos or leaky houses or bad foundations.
And there was that couple a few years ago that hit the news because they had been sold a house that was basically a snake breeding pit. That kind of thing makes home inspection companies seem like your best friend.