New Homes Need Home Inspections, Too

Reblogger Amanda S. Davidson
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group 0225221517

Clarksville Realtor® Debbie Reynolds does an excellent job explaining why getting an inspection on a new construction home is just as important as if it were a resale home. The inspection will show you if there are any issues that need addressing. It’s not a pass to be knit picky but, an opportunity to address any major issues. Most builders have no problem addressing legitimate items that are found during a home inspection.

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

New Doesn't Mean It's Perfect, Get an Inspection


new homes need home inspections tooNew homes are built by human hands. Thus errors occur and new homes can have flaws. This is why you need an objective eye to check out your new home before you buy. Not only is it smart to have a licensed home inspector check out your new home he will likely find some items that need correction. Just because it is new it doesn't mean it's free of flaw and perfect.


Home inspectors use systems and checklists to make sure they check out the components of a home.  This usually means they find some things that were overlooked during the building process. New homes in Clarksville TN are built fast. Buyers often buy before construction is completed.


The State Purchase Contract in Tennessee has an inspection contingency option that I recommend to all my buyers. This extra step in the home buying process is an important part of buying. You need to know that the home you are buying is well built and address any serious issues before you buy. It is a way to get some peace of mind.


Builders are inspected by local codes authorities but even these professionals make mistakes or can miss something. The builder trusts his subs and contractors to do good work but that doesn't always happen. Workmanship and material fail. A home inspector looks for these oversights or repairs that should be corrected by the builder.


It is not insulting to get a home inspection and it doesn't show mistrust of the builder. It is part of the buying process and just look at it as one of the steps to getting your home closed. 

My builders generally will do the repairs found on the home inspection report. Be fair and not nit-picky or ridiculous in your requests. Repairs from a home inspection report are negotiable. Buyers have to work this out with the builder and your agent will be instrumental with this negotiation. 


Home inspectors in the Clarksville TN area are fine with the buyers attending the home inspection.  This is helpful and is an education process for the home buyers. Inspectors are good about pointing out routine maintenance items and how to care for your home.


New Homes Need Home Inspections, too. Home inspections cost a few hundred dollars but it is money well spent. Make sure you use a reputable home inspector that will be objective. If there are issues with your new home you need to know. If it gets a good report you can move forward knowing that you did your due diligence and it is in good condition. Even new homes have items show up on reports. 


When you are in the market for a home in Clarksville TN, contact Clarksville Realtor, Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. You can start your home search in Clarksville here.

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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Amanda, great reblog, home inspection is a must for all homes regardless of their age.

Nov 15, 2016 06:52 AM #1
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Amanda, I think new homes and renovations especially need pre-purchase home inspections.  

Nov 15, 2016 07:52 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I appreciate the reblog on this. I am dealing with one of these right now and the builder is glad to correct legitimate items.

Nov 15, 2016 08:57 AM #3
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Thanks for sharing this, Amanda.  I missed the original and the info is SO true.  

Nov 15, 2016 11:42 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Amanda.  Debbie is absolutely correct about inspecting new homes.

Nov 15, 2016 08:33 PM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Amanda S. Davidson my Eagles friend.  Great re-blog and one that is so true.  Make it a great day!


Nov 15, 2016 10:59 PM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So very true and this is a great choice for a reblog!  Debbie Reynolds always has such great advice!

Nov 15, 2016 11:08 PM #7
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

Yes Amanda, it's an opportunity to address any concerns, no matter if it's new or old!

Nov 16, 2016 12:17 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Thank you all for stopping by, Debbie nailed her post and it was too good not to share!

Nov 16, 2016 04:36 AM #9
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great reblog, Amanda. I always tell my buyers... old or new home always always have a home inspection.

Nov 16, 2016 11:08 AM #10
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