Yep I inspect them myself. I focus on homes that are not in Parks and are at least 30 minutes from any metro - ultra small towns and the countryside. There are fewer buyers out there and home prices are already more reasonable in rural areas. This is basically doing a 2-3 hour road trip in one direction and inspecting 3-5 homes along the route that I have found from various places online, the movers I have used, etc.
I call the Sellers to understand their motivation to sell and that the home isn't completely trashed and free of very major defects (e.g. lots of floor repair, ceiling stains, etc). After inspecting the home I make an offer that reflects the repairs needed to make it nice and livable. I negotiate very little and let them know I have other homes to inspect today. I get rejected a lot, and I get called the next day sometimes.
It also helps there is a good supply of homes here, which I recognize is not true everywhere.