1.Verify that you realtor has been to the home before the home inspection to ensure that all of the utilities are on. Repeated trips to the property by a home inspector can cost you money. A water heater can take all day to heat up after the utilities are turned on. Never buy a home that is just partially inspected.
2.Obtain two weeks from the time you enter your contract to the date of the inspection objection deadline. Anything less could limit your time to get the inspection done. Also, give yourself time to determine the cost of repairing or replacing defective components.