When you go to buy a home whether it's your first time or not you may get different advice about having a professional home inspection done. There are many buyers who are quite handy and may feel comfortable looking over the property themselves and that's fine.
My argument would be however, that unless you REALLY know what you're doing it can be very easy to miss something. If you don't discover the problem once your inspection deadline has passed or you've closed on the property then you're plain out of luck.
A professional home inspector knows of all the typical problems to look for, and has the experience and "eye" for catching things that most of us would likely miss.
Additionally, buying a home is a very emotional process and it's not easy staying neutral when it's YOUR potential next home. It's advantageous to have a neutral professional there to answer all of your questions and address the concerns you have. A professional home inspector will be able to differentiate between major and minor issues, and give you the needed piece of mind that you're making the right decision.
Jessica Touchton-Buyer's Agent w/ The Landry Team Keller Williams First Coast Realty email@example.com