Do I need a home inspection?
A home inspection is always optional, but recommended. Yes please have a home inspection done. It doesn't matter if the home is a 100 years old or brand new, there may still be something wrong with the house. It will give you peace of mind. Even newer homes have defects, can have plumbing problems, AC Problems, termites, roof problems, and and and you just don't know. Brand new homes have a builder home warranty but issues need to be addressed as well. You can not address if you don't know about. Every defect equates to dollars you will need to spend.
Some Home Inspection companies got burned because they found something major wrong with the property they inspected, the transaction did not close because of this issue and so the Home Inspection Company did not get paid either. That is why more and more Home Inspectors like to be paid as soon as they are done with the inspection and before they give you their report.