I urge you never to waive the home inspection. For one thing I have the knowledge, experience and training that only comes with being a certified home inspector and inspecting many different homes. I know what to look for and where to look for it. On the average home there are more than 400 items that should be checked! While you or someone you may know can examine the home and roughly determine the outward condition of it, I inspect homes professionally for a living and know specifically what to look for. It’s my job to spot flaws, defects and/or conditions that the contractor or handyman will overlook.