7 Good Reasons New Homes Need Home Inspections

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7 Good Reasons to Get a Home Inspection on a New Home


Many buyers ask why they should get a home inspection on a new home?

 Home inspections on new homes

Through the years I have seen incomplete construction, shortcuts and improper installation be reported on new home inspection reports. These are reasons enough to invest the small fee into a new home inspection before closing. Not convinced?


Here are 7 more reasons you should get a new home inspection before purchasing.

 

1. Builders get in a hurry and sometimes do not finish the installation of certain products. 

2. Builders in colder climates sometimes fail to insulate water pipes. These may freeze.

3. Appliances and light fixtures, even though new, may not work when installed.

4. Plumbers sometimes miss small leaks and need to get this fixed before damage occurs.

5. There have been times that dryer vents were not vented to the outside of the home.

6. Dirt and soil settles around foundations causing puddling and water to go under the house. More dirt may need to be brought in to create better drainage.

7. Codes inspectors make mistakes too. Having another pair of eyes to look over the house is good insurance against problems that might have been overlooked.

Always get a home inspection even if it is a new house. Even in small towns where you know the builders this step should not be skipped. 

Tennessee Law requires that new homes must convey with a one-year builder warranty. This is only as good as the reputation of the builder and the financial capability that the builder will be able to stand behind his product. Subcontractors are to warrant their part of the construction for the year's period but sometimes this doesn't happen either. These are additional reasons to get a home inspection before closing.

In Clarksville, TN the codes inspectors come to the property 3 to 5 times during the construction process. Mistakes happen and faulty materials may be overlooked.

Here are some other posts on similar subjects.

It's a New House, Do I Need a Home Inspection?

If You Get a Home Inspection will the Seller Fix Everything?

This information is brought to you by Clarksville Real Estate Agent, Debbie Reynolds, 931-320-6730.

 

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Elyse Berman, PA
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Debbie Reynolds I advise everyone purchasing a new home to have their own inspector prior to closing.  Great information for people building new homes.

Jan 01, 2017 05:30 PM #7
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Hi Debbie - I totally agree.  Sometimes builders balk but too bad.  You are the one buying the home.

Jan 01, 2017 07:09 PM #8
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Debbie

Having a home inspected can clear up any issues before closing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 01, 2017 08:01 PM #9
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I always suggest a home inspection for new construction. I have never had a clean inspection and I have had 2 that had major code infractions Debbie Reynolds 

Jan 01, 2017 08:10 PM #10
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Debbie, these are all excellent reasons buyers purchasing new construction need to get an inspection from an independent inspector. I hope this gets featured! I can't tell you how many buyers I've had pass on an inspection of a new home even though advised differently.

Jan 02, 2017 05:46 AM #11
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Great post and so true about what to look out for. I have had inspectors find a few of the things on this list in new construction.

Jan 02, 2017 06:13 AM #12
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I hope home buyers will read this post and learn from it 

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Thanks Sussie Sutton. I have never seen a completely clear home even on new homes.

Jan 04, 2017 03:58 PM #14
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I get the questions about new homes and inspections often. Thanks Gita Bantwal.

Jan 04, 2017 03:58 PM #15
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The builders are usually glad to fix what is found Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington.

Jan 04, 2017 03:59 PM #16
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Hi Amanda S. Davidson you are so right.

Jan 04, 2017 03:59 PM #17
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Get it done before closing. Lou Ludwig 

Jan 04, 2017 04:00 PM #18
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Builders in our area usually have no problem fixing the legitmate items, Grant Schneider.

Jan 04, 2017 04:01 PM #19
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I do too Elyse Berman and then some still will not do it. I think it is a small price for peace of mind.

Jan 04, 2017 04:02 PM #20
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Hi Nathan Gesner, That is a great idea. They can learn about the house too.

Jan 04, 2017 04:03 PM #21
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There are dozens of reasons so it makes no sense that buyers will pass on them, William Feela.

Jan 04, 2017 04:04 PM #22
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It is just a smart thing to do and not that expensive, Gabe Sanders.

Jan 04, 2017 04:05 PM #23
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I feel like all buyers should have home inspections, Roy Kelley 

Jan 04, 2017 04:05 PM #24
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The things that can be missed while building are endless, Kathleen Daniels.

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It is just a good practice to recommend one, Sybil Campbell.

Jan 04, 2017 04:06 PM #26
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