Short answer, YES. It’s a good idea to have one. The cost of a home inspection IS worth it. It’s better to pay $400–$500 for a report you don’t need, than to skip it and pay $5,000 for a new roof. Or, find water damage costing thousands within a year of buying your new home. So, is it a wise investment? Yes, the investment does pay off! If the inspector doesn’t find anything significantly wrong, you’ll have a list of minor things to repair, you”ll be able to relax knowing you made a sound investment.