Congratulations! Once your offer has been accepted, it’s time to get started on inspection. A home inspection is another essential piece of the process. A reputable home inspector will spend approximately two hours inside and outside the house. The inspector will be looking for issues with windows, floors, roofs, basements and electrical, just to name a few. Once they have completed the report, you can review the findings to see if any larger issues can be resolved. If the inspection reveals major problems, you can request that the seller fix them, reduce the price, or even cancel the contract.