For instance, I have clients that will spend weeks sometimes shopping for the best interest rate to get it down by 0.25%. On the average home, that saves you about $25 per month on a 30 year fixed - about $9,000! But the cost of a missed roof defect, foundation issue, or other problem can be FAR more costly than that!
I say this because many people hire a home inspector with less effort than they put into finding a good interest rate. That being said, make sure you hire a good, thorough home inspector. Make sure you research him and get the best home inspection possible.