The poor economy has caused the floor of the housing market to fall out. This double digit recession has caused many people to lose their homes in foreclosure. When a home is put up for foreclosure it may not always be in the best of conditions. There are many homes that are on the market today because of foreclosure and some of these homes were bought by speculators wanting to make a quick buck. When you are in the market to buy a home you should have a licensed Home Inspector check out the home that you are about to purchase.