Three years ago I put my 1000sf house up for sale after 24 years. It snowed pretty good the day it went on the market (although it was on the websites for three weeks as "coming soon" to the market) and by that evening we had three offers well over asking price, all with contingencies. We simply took the bid that we felt would go through and work within our time schedule. They did an inspection (a few small niggly things but nothing big, I had kept the house in good repair) and a radon test. All in all it took a couple of weeks so even in our hot market I think they did a good inspection. FHA and Veterans loans are pretty onerous inspections, they will find everything physically that has potential to go wrong. But our home wasn't in a flood plane and nothing within miles to create any hazards other than the wet lands and the gaggle of geese to make noise in the winter. I wouldn't buy a home that I couldn't have a quality inspection on.