When is a home finished?

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Home Inspector with Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC WI 739-106

 

 

Question?  When is a new home finished?

 

Is it when all the walls are drwalled?

 

Taped?

 

Painted?

 

 

when electrical is roughed in?

 

When all the baseboard has been installed? 

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Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
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When there is nothing left to do (per plans and specs) and when the CO has been issued, then its done

Feb 14, 2015 03:31 AM #1
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Walt Fish
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So, would a home such as the one above be considered finished? It had been lived in and sold more than once.

Feb 14, 2015 04:20 AM #2
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John Helmick
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 GOOD Question, Walt!  We have inspected "finished" homes where there was still drywall tape to be sanded and walls to be painted!  We have also been there when the plumbers were still putting in toilets!

Feb 14, 2015 04:21 AM #3
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Lenn Harley
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When the U&O is slapped on the panel box and all of the matters on the punch list have been completed.

Feb 14, 2015 04:23 AM #4
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Walt Fish
Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC - Marquette, MI
Upper Michigan's Most Experienced Home Inspector

Thanks David Shamansky, John Hemick, and Lenn Harley. I think it seems to be a grey area. I inspected one home that was sold at least twice sinnce it was built. It was designed to have a surround sterio system, but was never completed. Other "finished" homes I've inspected were 5-10 years old and never had the deck installed, though it was part of the oriogional design, right down to the ledger board and placement of siding.

Feb 14, 2015 04:39 AM #5
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Jim Paulson
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A home is never "finished".  It might pass final inspection and receive a certificate of occupancy, but then you get the pleasure of turning the house into a home by adding window treatments, attaching your television to the wall, and then letting it morph over the years as styles change.

Feb 25, 2015 01:12 AM #6
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Walt Fish
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True Jim. 

 

Feb 25, 2015 01:59 AM #7
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