Mistake #9: Buying A New Home Without A Home Inspection By A Certified Home Inspector
The Builder Does Their Best To Deliver A Perfect Home But They're Human And Humans Make Mistakes
New Homes Can Have Hidden Flaws That Can Be Corrected Before You Move In
Builders Are Happy To Accommodate A Home Inspector When The House Is Finished
A new home is 3 million components flying in tight formation. Lumber, concrete, rebar, nails, drywall, electric outlets, cabinets, trim moulding, paint, and many more items come together to build a new home.
If just 1/100th of 1% of those 3 million components are out of formation, that's 30 items that were done incorrectly. No home is perfect.
You can have your inspector join you at each phase of construction, or you can hire your inspector to inspect your home when your home is finished by the builder, and ready to become your home.
Home inspectors typically charge 1% of the price of the home. For example, the fee for a $450,000 home would be $450.
Find out more in this short, insightful video.
I have heard some folks say that builders just want to slap a house together as fast as possible, and if they can cut corners they will do so. New home builders are proud of the homes they build, especially the on-site superintendents who coordinate the various contractors, and exhert strict quality control. The superintendents I know are happy to welcome home inspectors hired by purchasers.
Most builders grade their superintendents. Those grades are the basis of salary raises and bonuses. The better the homes, the more the superintendents earn in their paychecks. So they want your home to be built with attention to detail.
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