Thanks! That's a good idea to get the homeowners to pay for more than a home inspection. I have owned a home before, and had an independent inspector that I trusted had my interests at heart, but I can't take him with me to the other side of the country!
And yes, I did mean 35,000 sq. ft. That's very large for a lot in the town I'm moving to, and it's also large considering my last house lot was less than 6,000 sq. ft! I'm not a millionaire, so to have more than 3/4 of an acre in town would be a dream.
Thanks again for the advice!