New homes need inspections from a third party inspector. Most of us Realtors repeat this often and this is because it is needed and good advice. Here's the post from Debbie Reynolds:
Just Because It's New It Still May Have Flaws and Problems
Though new homes in Clarksville TN come with a warranty, that is not a guarantee that it is built perfectly or will not have flaws or future problems. All new homes need a home inspection. A smart practice is to have a licensed home inspector check out your home even if it looks perfect. New never means perfect especially when man-made materials are involved and man is responsible putting the components together.
In almost every case, the inspector will find some things that get forgotten or overlooked in the building process. It may not be intentional or even major but should be addressed before you purchase your home. Generally, the builder is not aware of these problems.
In Clarksville, we have a clause in our purchase agreements which if completed, states that the sale is contingent on a home inspection. This is a highly advisable course of action for all home buyers. A home inspection usually costs between $300-400 which is a small price to pay to find out the flaws and avoid more serious problems later.
Though the builders follow local building codes which require routine inspections done by the local authorities, items can be missed. We all make mistakes and so do builders and building code inspectors.
All buyers regardless if buying a new or older home should plan to have a home inspection. It is not an insult to the builders for a buyer to get a home inspection. They know it is part of the buying process and highly recommended by agents and lenders. They treat it as a home buying step and necessary to get to the closing table.
Most of the builders I deal with will do all the repairs reported on the home inspection report. That is not always the case when dealing with builders. Repairs on the home inspection report are negotiable between the buyer and seller. The buyer and seller or the builder of new homes will work together to get these resolved.
Buyers may attend the home inspection as it is their right to do so. The home inspector will point out the issues and educate and inform the buyer of potential problems. Inspectors also inform the buyers about routine maintenance items which new home buyers in particular need to be aware of.
New Doesn't Mean Perfect, Get it Inspected. You will at least know what you are buying and have a heads up on what to look out for in the future.
When you are ready for a Clarksville TN home, start your home search here. Contact, Clarksville Realtor, Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.
2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
Clarksville, TN 37040
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