This is a short list of items your inspector should be covering with you. Of course, there could always be more.
*Siding: Look for dents or buckling
*Foundations: Look for cracked bricks or water seepage
*Exterior Brick: Look for cracked bricks or mortar pulling away from bricks
*Insulation: Look for condition, adequate rating for climate
*Doors and Windows: Look for loose or tight fits, condition of locks, condition of weatherstripping
*Roof: Look for age, conditions of flashing, pooling water, buckled shingles or loose gutter and downspouts
*Ceilings, walls and moldings: Look for loose pieces, drywall that is pulling away
*Porch/Deck: Loose railings or step, rot
*Electrical: Look for poor water pressure, banding pipes, rust spots or corrosion that indicate leaks, sufficient insulation
*Water Heater: Look for age, size adequate for house, speed of recovery, energy rating
*Furnace /Air Conditioning: Look for age, energy rating, the lower your fuel costs,. However , other factors such as payback period and other operating costs, such as electrical to operate motors.
*Garage: Look for exterior in good repair, condition of floor- cracks, stains, etc: condition of door mechanism.
*Basement: Look for water leakage, musty smell
*Attic: Look for adequate ventilation, water leaks from roof
*Septic Tanks (if applicable): Adequate absorption died capacity for the percolation rate in your area and the size of your family
*Driveways/Sidewalks: Look for cracks, having pavement, crumbling near edges, stains