When Buying A New Construction Home, Do I Really Need A Home Inspection?
Pretty much everyone knows that when you buy a home, you should have it inspected by a licensed inspector. Home inspections save you time, trouble, and money down the road on what is most likely the largest investment you will make in your entire life. But what if you are buying a home that has just been built?
One of the biggest benefits of buying a new construction home is that everything is brand new and up to code. That means that there shouldn't be any loose wires, mold, termites, etc. Well this isn’t always the case. Builders and the people that they use to do the work are just like me any you; they make mistakes too. Not everything is intentional, but what happens when a piece of wood was left out in the rain for too long and they still use it? Mold starts to grow in your house and before you know it you have a problem. Or what about that loose wire the electrician forgot to secure, which ends up causing a fire.
When buying a home, ALWAYS get a home inspection. Builders very often have multiple projects going on and sometimes things get looked over. A licensed inspector is there to solely take a look at your home, guaranteeing that everything is safe and up to code. For home inspector recommendations, please feel free to reach out to me personally.
Written by: Robert Judy