The grown-up real-world practice is to take the Seller's disclosure, accept it for what it is, have the property inspected, and move on. Certainly, if the first time the rains come 'round, the basement floods, you might suspect that the Seller knew the foundation was a calender.
But if the issues are obvious to you, then you know about them, so ...
However, the best advice any agent can give you is to make sure you have a home inspection by a licensed inspector. There may be issues with the house that even the seller is unaware of.
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Has the seller done anything to make you so suspicious?
If you are concerned about legal protection, why not speak to a real estate attorney to allay any fears you might have.
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The Seller's Disclosure should tell you everything that the seller knows about the house. What is in it. What they have done to it. What is wrong with it. If they don't really know about details of the house, they will not likely tell you about them.
In the end, you are wise to have your home inspected. Here is a link to some Real Estate Secrets and reasons to have your home inspected: http://bit.ly/CRIDu
Make sure that your inspector is qualified and working for you, the home buyer. Texas has licensing which helps to make sure that inspectors are qualified, but it does not do much about the conflicts of interests and honesty of the inspectors. Visit these websites for more information about choosing inspectors and to find an independent inspector in your area:
If the seller doesn't know the answer he should check that box. It would be a good idea to let the home inspector see the seller's disclosures, so he/she can pay particular attention to the items that are declared as having had issues, or are checked with "Don't Know".