Once you find that dream home, you will want to have a licensed and experienced home inspector go out and give it a good look. A good inspector will provide you with a detailed report including pictures. The report will include inspection of the roof, electrical and more. Some may also include termite (WDO) inspection.
Do not confuse this process with an appraisal. That is a different animal. A home inspection will not tell you the market value of the home.
Here are a Few Home Inspectors
USA Home Inspection – 352-450-3020
CWCSI Chris Wynn – 352- 427-7482
Ultimate Inspections – 352-304-0827