It’s good to plan ahead. Depending on which state you are in there are also building surveyors, Certifiers or …who typically work on approvals and inspection of new builders or major renovations.
If you have a tight budget that makes it important to get the right support. Consider looking on line or asking friends for a building inspection service or individual who does purchasers building inspections. IE such as when you are buying a house and need a check before completing the contract. Those I have met are all ex builders. They usually work to fixed prices and will help to identify all the issues with your home. Discuss what you require before agreeing to use their services. Some are tick and flick as you suggest while others are happy to offer more. If you can talk to 3 or 4 over the phone about your needs, and compare how each responds.
A competent inspection will look for moisture, termites, signs of structural issues etc. There are also professionals who will do much more and even organise it for you. Some architects also offer similar service. In both of these examples expect the fees to be tens of thousands and the renovation work budget to be in the hundreds of thousands. Are your needs more modest?
As a rough guide, structural, pest and water/damp issues should come first. External cladding, painting weather proofing are important to maintain the integrity. Depending on budget, aluminium window replacements can be expensive. Timber flooring assuming it is tongue and groove boards on joists usually lasts a lifetime. It is very expensive to replace. It’s not something most would consider.