Should I have an inspection on a brand new home?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

Should I have an inspection on a brand new home?  



Should I have an inspection on a brand new home?I've sold plenty of new construction homes in the Fort Wayne area.  

They all smell SO good.  

We all love that new construction smell, don't we?  

The carpet is fresh and new.

The countertops are spotless and new.

The paint on the walls is perfect and new.  

All of the lights are bright...  and new.  


Why would we need to have an inspection when everything is brand new??  


Story time...  


A few weeks ago my inspector told me a story about an inspection he did on a brand new home in Fort Wayne.  

As expected, most of the inspection went fine.  

Then we went into the attic.

The contractor that did the rafters made a mistake. 


A huge mistake.  


For whatever reason, he didn't properly connect the rafters at the peak.  

The gap that he left went unnoticed by anybody that saw it, and work continued.  

The roof was put on by the next contractor, but with the mistake, the roof would have collapsed during the first heavy rain.  

Not to mention water would have just poured into the attic and into the rest of the home.

The inspector reported it and it ended up costing the builder an additional $6,000 to tear off the roof, fix the rafters, and then replace the entire roof.  


How scary is THAT?  


Home inspections in Fort WayneSo my answer to the question "Should I have an inspection on a brand new home" is always YES.  

To take it one further, I believe that you should have a home inspection on ANY and EVERY home.

Spending that $300-$500 now is probably going to end up saving you money in the long run because while you and I can probably see most of the major stuff with our own eyes, an inspector is going to dig in and see things that we may miss.  

My two cents on a Monday morning...  


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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jared, YES! You are spot on. I can't tell you how many clients I've had who don't get an inspection on a new build even though I encourage them too. It's worth every penny. Suggested!

Jun 15, 2014 10:51 PM #1
Stacey Williams
Alpharetta, GA
Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent

I agree. Mistakes can be made and issues arise whether a home in a re-sale OR brand new. As long as humans are involved having an unbiased 3rd party take a look is warranted. And since I only work with humans inspections is what I recommend.

Jun 15, 2014 11:17 PM #2
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Thank you Amanda and Stacey!  I think we can all agree that a home inspection is necessary, period!  

Jun 16, 2014 12:19 AM #3
IRMA Beltran
Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate - Turlock, CA
Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You!

Buyers don't realize that sometimes trying to save a penny or 2 can end up costing more in the long run.

Have a Blessed Day!!!

Jun 16, 2014 04:23 AM #4
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

What a story . . . but then again, you saved the buyers a lot of grief!!  This is why BUYERS AGENTS are so important to the transaction.  I wonder if the buyers went through the builder's site agent if a home inspection would have even been discussed.  

Jun 16, 2014 04:37 AM #5
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post so true a home buyer should have an inspection on any home. Thanks for sharing have a great afternoon.

Jun 16, 2014 07:08 AM #6
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