Should you have it inspected?
The answer is yes. Whether you are buying a brand-new home built by a developer, or you have planned and contracted to build a home yourself, there is great value in having it inspected.
No home is perfect, not even a new one.
Every home is the product of many different contractors doing their individual parts. Ideally, all those parts will work correctly and come together seamlessly. But we all know things aren’t always ideal.
City code officials will examine the home for code enforcement, but they won’t evaluate the home in the same way that a licensed home inspector will. You can read some examples of things I discovered while inspecting a recently constructed home. A code official would likely have missed them.
Buying a home is a big investment, one too important to leave to chance. You can’t assume that a new construction home has no issues.
Inspecting a newly built home follows the same process as any standard home inspection.
Getting an inspection will provide you with details on all the aspects of your home, and if I find anything missing or deficient, you will have a ready-made list to provide your builder or contractor before the purchase is closed.
There is a special excitement in taking ownership of a newly constructed home. Let me help make sure there are no lurking issues that will lead to frustrating expenses down the line.
If you’re building a new home, I offer another type of inspection that may interest you. Learn about a pre-drywall phase inspection.