A thorough inspection is on of the most important steps in purchasing a home. Many lenders won't even offer financing on a home without one.
Home inspectors can potentially uncover life-threatening problems like mold or faulty wiring, or crumbling foundations, that you may not see during your own inspection of the home.
During your excitement of finding a home you may miss looking at every single square footage of the house. As a home inspector it is my job to come n with an un-biased opinion and give you a complete lay-out of what I can see that could be a potential problem with your home, so you can decide if you want to have those problems investigated further before closing.
The purchase of a home is one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make in your life. Is it worth saving a few hundred dollars out of the tens to hundreds thousands to miss out on having a professional inspect it?
Always get your potential home inspected by a professional home inspector.