Most financing partners will insist that you have a home inspection done as part of the purchase process. You will also be required to have a third party test your water ( in a rural location ) to make sure it is safe to use. You may have to request that the seller bring some areas of the home up to standard, and you may also have to put a system of some sort in to reduce or remove contaminants from your water. All set right? Well perhaps, perhaps not.
There are currently no requirements locally to test your new home for Radon, so you could potentially be purchasing a home that contains a gas that could cause lung cancer to you and your family. Its inexpensive to test for, and usually relatively inexpensive to reduce the levels in your home, but if the home has never been tested there is no way of knowing what the levels are within the home.
Please make sure you include a Radon test in your purchase agreement. It is your dream home after all. It is a lot easier to dream if you can sleep soundly knowing that you and your family are safe at home.