I'm becoming one of you!
Oh my gosh, the seller just accepted our offer for a house here in Virginia, built in 1940. One owner. Pristine wooden floors because they carpeted early on, and just tucked the rugs under the baseboards rather than using nails or tacks. Wow. Plaster walls look smooth, true. All sorts of charm and character just ooze from this place. I've still got stars in my eyes about it.
So -- home inspection will be scheduled soon as part of finalizing the mortgage. We know some basics that will be found (electric, some trim work, guttering, total lack of modern insulation and old windows which I realized might/might not be a problem etc), and accounted for them in our costs.
Question is this: how much do I talk to the inspector beforehand, to ensure he's looking at the areas I'm concerned about (such as that wierd little bump on the roof where a pipe sticks out), and how much do I just let him do his job?