I am buying a "NEW" Home. Should I do a home inspection.
That is a really good question. At the very least you should have the building inspected before the application of the drywall. This enables the inspector to examine the details of the structure, items that would then be hidden by the drywall. Item’s such as framework, support beams, electrical and plumbing rough out and roof venting just to name a few. If a deficiency is noted, it can be repaired prior to the drywall being installed.
Some common deficiencies might be defective lumber, improperly nailed wall sheathing or siding, missing flashing, inadequately secured or altered trusses, inadequately sealed windows, missing roof vents and pinched electrical wires, etc. Some of these items could cause problems in the future and yet others may be found on future home inspections such as when you decide to sell your home. It is best to find them early and get them corrected sooner rather than later.
Another inspection would be recommended at the final walk thru, once the construction is complete and before you close escrow. At this inspection you can even note cosmetic items that need to be taken care of before you take possession of the home.
There are many good home inspectors. Be sure to get a referral and/or interview a few home inspectors to be sure they will be meeting your expectations.