A New Home Inspection or New Construction Inspection performed at the completion of construction gives the homeowner the chance to raise issues with the home before the final walk-through with the builder’s representative.
Do not judge a book by its cover. For people who are buying new homes fresh from construction, they feel like an inspection is a waste of time, after all, it is a new building! However, this is where they go wrong. There is no guarantee that a newly built home is safe to dwell in based on the simple fact that you will be its first owner. For instance, there may be a problem with wiring, easement, and plumbing which will not be visible during your tour of the house. It is for this reason that you need an expert opinion to inform you of the state of the building, no matter how new it is.
It is always a good idea to verify that utilities (gas, water, and electric) have been turned on, either by you or the builder, depending on the Builder’s policy. The new home inspection should be scheduled just a day or two before your final walk through with the builder. Checking the important areas before the final walkthrough with the builder will give the homeowner the confidence to bring up a possible issue that could lead to problems in the future.
Don’t get deceived by the idea that newly built home, don’t have a problem, get it inspected. At the conclusion of the inspection, furnishing a detailed report that a homeowner can provide to the builder will be a necessary tool. If there are any issues, the builder has time to fix or repair it before closing or turning it over to you.
A newly built home usually comes with a warranty from the maker to make sure that a newly constructed home doesn’t have any problem before the warranty ends, getting a new home warranty inspection is the right thing to do. Call us for more information.