There's No Perfect Home, Get It Inspected

Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

New Homes Fail Home Inspections, Too


new homes need home inspectionsNew 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.

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Comments (16)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good mornng, Debbie Reynolds whether it's new or resale, there is NO perfect home....and it's wise to hire an inspector who is very thorough with his/her inspection....

Oct 11, 2018 05:22 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There will be some small issues on ist every home you look at.  Get an inspection!

Oct 11, 2018 05:53 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debbie. I think you are right. Always better to be safe than sorry.

Oct 11, 2018 06:18 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always recommend an inspection on new build homes too and things always come up that are easier to fix before move in than after.  With some builders, I always recommend inspections throughout the entire process, as some builders have a reputation of cutting corners.

Oct 11, 2018 06:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I sell only new homes to investors and I have them get an inspection every time. Afterall, they are all build by humans and we do make mistakes.

Oct 11, 2018 07:12 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debbie - a home inspection is a must.  And new homes can be inspected in stages before walls, etc. are closed.  It gives peace of mind and keep the builder on his toes.

Oct 11, 2018 08:16 AM
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 and Home Specialists

Absolutely Debbie. It's a small price to pay for such a large investment!

Oct 11, 2018 08:27 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Often I find buyers confuse new home inspections, where a builder will fix and repair, with a resale home, in which sellers are not required to repair nor fix every defect.

Oct 11, 2018 09:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie a home inspection is a must in my book.  A buyer who does not do one is very foolish.

Oct 11, 2018 03:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- no house is perfect, even new construction homes. It is a good investment for a buyer to have a home inspection. 

Oct 11, 2018 05:29 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

So true Debbie Reynolds a new home is not immune to issues...I am a firm believer in home inspections for every home purchase!

Oct 11, 2018 07:32 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I cringe when a client tells me they don't want to have an inspection on a resale OR a brand new home. If they don't listen to my advice, I have them sign a disclosure saying I recommended that they have a home inspection. 

Oct 11, 2018 08:17 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, these are wise words you have shared.

Indeed, no home is perfect, even a new one.

Oct 12, 2018 07:44 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Debbie, great advice I tell my home buyer's the same thing. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Oct 12, 2018 11:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is important advice to share with prospeective home buyers.

Oct 13, 2018 07:50 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very smart post Debbie.  it's so important to catch those items. I've re-sold newer homes and wondered how specific items were left in a condition that was obvioiusly a builder misttake!

Oct 13, 2018 11:31 AM