I completely understand needing to stick with a budget but I strongly recommend you try to cut corners somewhere else. Although a good home inspector is not cheap they are worth every dime they. When you consider how much you will pay for your new home, the cost of the inspections are minimal. When you consider what the inspector may find, the cost of the inspection can be priceless. Therefore I wouldnâ€™t recommend doing a low cost inspection because you may get what you pay for. Ask your real estate professional to refer you to a professional with several years of experience and outstanding reputation that will provide you with an easy to read report and be available to you later should you have any questions. Best of luck.