Home inspections don't just provide you with a list of problems you want to negotiate with the seller to fix, or something catastrophic that makes you want to back out of the deal altogether, it will provide you with a detailed report that is something of a "new owner's manual" for the home. It will include maintenance tips and schedules you should follow.
Remember, no home inspector is perfect, they are only inspecting what they can see. (they can't see through walls)
Home inspection options include: Termite, Lead Based Paint, Radon Gas, Mold and Sewer. Typically inspections range in cost depending on what inspections you need, and the size of the home.
A whole home inspection + termite should cost around $350-$450. (this is a buyers cost)
Just like your lender and title company, you are free to choose your home inspector. If you do need a reference, below is my trusted home inspector, he would be glad to assist you with superb service: