New Doesn't Mean Perfect, Get All Homes Inspected

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

New homes need inspections from a third party inspector.  Most of us Realtors repeat this often and this is because it is needed and good advice.  Here's the post from Debbie Reynolds:

Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

Just Because It's New It Still May Have Flaws and Problems


new homes need home inspectionsThough new homes in Clarksville TN come with a warranty, that is not a guarantee that it is built perfectly or will not have flaws or future problems.  All new homes need a home inspection. A smart practice is to have a licensed home inspector check out your home even if it looks perfect.  New never means perfect especially when man-made materials are involved and man is responsible putting the components together.


In almost every case, the inspector will find some things that get forgotten or overlooked in the building process. It may not be intentional or even major but should be addressed before you purchase your home. Generally, the builder is not aware of these problems.


In Clarksville, we have a clause in our purchase agreements which if completed, states that the sale is contingent on a home inspection. This is a highly advisable course of action for all home buyers. A home inspection usually costs between $300-400 which is a small price to pay to find out the flaws and avoid more serious problems later.


Though the builders follow local building codes which require routine inspections done by the local authorities, items can be missed. We all make mistakes and so do builders and building code inspectors.


All buyers regardless if buying a new or older home should plan to have a home inspection. It is not an insult to the builders for a buyer to get a home inspection. They know it is part of the buying process and highly recommended by agents and lenders. They treat it as a home buying step and necessary to get to the closing table. 

Most of the builders I deal with will do all the repairs reported on the home inspection report. That is not always the case when dealing with builders. Repairs on the home inspection report are negotiable between the buyer and seller. The buyer and seller or the builder of new homes will work together to get these resolved.


Buyers may attend the home inspection as it is their right to do so. The home inspector will point out the issues and educate and inform the buyer of potential problems. Inspectors also inform the buyers about routine maintenance items which new home buyers in particular need to be aware of.


New Doesn't Mean Perfect, Get it Inspected. You will at least know what you are buying and have a heads up on what to look out for in the future. 


When you are ready for a Clarksville TN home, start your home search here. Contact, Clarksville Realtor, Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.

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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

The ever famous blue tape accompanies us and an inspector on new construction...everyone needs to keep a "heads up."

Jan 14, 2018 12:53 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope home buyers will read it and learn 

Jan 14, 2018 02:33 AM #2
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thank you for sharing this blog.

Jan 14, 2018 02:38 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection. I always recommend the blogs by Debbie Reynolds .

Jan 14, 2018 04:35 AM #4
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Very true, as we found out for buyers last year with several items being raised in a home inspection of new construction.

Jan 14, 2018 10:56 AM #5
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks Gabe for the reblog. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Jan 14, 2018 05:23 PM #6
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

It's the truth. Just because it's new, doesn't mean it's perfect. I've always heard there's no such thing as a perfect house, but secretly thought "new MUST be perfect!" I learned first hand this is not the case. When I built a house years ago, due to financial considerations I had to forego some custom details I wanted. Then, while selling new construction homes, I noticed several mistakes by builders, in one case, lack of insulation that was caught by the home inspector. 

Jan 14, 2018 08:23 PM #7
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Gabe, A great re-blog because it is so true.  New does not mean perfect for sure!

Jan 15, 2018 05:48 PM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Gabe

Wise words that all homebuyers should hear and follow. Great choice for a reblog. I've heard plenty of stories about problems with new homes that builders somehow were not aware of.


Jan 16, 2018 06:59 PM #9
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Good post to re-reblog regarding the importance of getting homes inspected.  Bookmarked to share with our new buyers as they prepare for the  spring buying season.

Jan 21, 2018 07:47 AM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Feb 05, 2018 06:18 AM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

Feb 05, 2018 06:19 AM #12
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