When we asked about bringing in our own inspector, our PM was quick to point out that the county and their inspectors are really strict, much more so than in neighboring counties. I don't disagree, but if someone is having a bad day, or hates their boss, things can still get missed, you know? However, he said we are welcome to hire our own inspector for our own peace of mind. We said we were interested in bringing someone in for the pre-drywall, and then right before closing. PM said that was fine, but asked that a separate time be arranged for a visit with the inspector, to not interfere with our pre-drywall and final inspections with him. I guess that's fair - he wants to deal with the buyer one on one. We can then deal with the inspector. He also hinted at some of the things that I've seen others of you say - basically, that if a code issue is found, they would fix it and everything else would be discretionary.
So, while they WILL allow us to have our own inspector, he didn't promise that anything the inspector found would be fixed. I'm sure they would prefer to not deal with it, but, too bad. For a few hundred dollars, I can buy total (well almost) peace of mind, and I'm going to do it. I just hope that they won't find anything of consequence.
We'll be going out to the house hole later today and I'll have some more pictures to share!