Hiring a good home inspector is a vital step in the home-buying process. As a parent, you know this, but your free-spirited child may not. It's your job to encourage him to get a qualified home inspector to check out all of the nooks and crannies on that renovation project he's about to sink his life savings into. These inspectors are trained to check things that your average first-time buyer probably wouldn't consider, like the state of the roof or whether the foundation is sagging. Make sure your child chooses a licensed inspector, after shopping around and getting references.