When I buy a new house, I make sure to get a thorough home inspection. And I make sure to be there for the 3-4 hour process myself so that I can go through the house, understand how everything works, see what issues need to be fixed and when all the issues need to be fixed. If there’s anything unsafe or expensive, I would negotiate with the seller about getting it done prior to the closing. When I get my inspection report, which usually contains photos, I map out when I’d like to complete any of the needed improvements. I take out a document and type headings such as Fall 2019, Winter 2019, Spring 2020, etc. I take every needed repair and improvement and map out when I’m going to get the work done.