New Homes Fail Home Inspections, Too
New homes can have problems just like older homes. Just because it is new that doesn't mean you should forego having a home inspection done as part of your due diligence. Using a licensed home inspector to check out your new home is smart. Remember, just because it is new that doesn't mean perfect.
I see repair items on every new home inspection. Some of the lists are extensively long though the items may be minor, they still need doing. Chances are the things got overlooked during the construction process and the builder is not even aware they are there. When we write offers in Clarksville TN, most times the buyer wants to have an inspection contingency is written into the offer. This is something I always suggest and most new home buyers take heed and have one done.
The cost of a home inspection depends on the size of the home. They can range from $250 to almost $500. Some inspectors in Clarksville give military home buyers a small discount. Regardless, paying the fee is a small price to pay to know what you are getting in your new home. The peace of mind is worth it.
Having unfinished items or repairs isn't the intent of the builders. Thing happen and items get overlooked. We are human, mistakes happen. The inspection should be done early in the contract process so there is time to fix the items or the buyer can opt out of the contract.
Most builders will do all repairs found on the home inspection report. They will warrant their product for one full year from closing. Repairs from a home inspection report are negotiable so buyers need to be reasonable and not extreme. The buyer and seller have to work these out or the property may not close.
New buyers should also attend the inspection so they can have their questions answered by the inspector and the inspector can explain his findings to the buyer. Most home inspectors will talk to new home buyers about routine maintenance items and advise them about possible future repairs.
There's No Perfect Home So Get Even New Homes Inspected. Invest a little money and get a home inspection and a lot of peace of mind.
When you are ready for a new home start your home search here. Contact, Clarksville Realtor, Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.