Buyers these days prefer buying newly constructed homes rather than pre-owned houses. There are several reasons like location of the house, budget, etc. Due to these, buyers need to know the pros and cons of buying a newly constructed home.
What are The Characteristics of a Newly Built Home?
This means no one has ever lived in and everything inside is brand new. No clogged sink, no broken tile, no black spots on ceilings or wall, nor any signs of usage. Everything should be spick and span.
Newly built home are being transferred from the builder to the buyer, unlike older or pre-owned homes where the transaction goes from the owner or the seller of the house to the buyer.
One year warranty is being offered by the builder to cover any needed repair usually a year after you moved into the house.
Pros of New Construction
Cons of New Construction
Some home owners might think that since their house are newly built, it's flawless. Well, you might be wrong. Not because your home is brand new, doesn't mean that it's spotless.
Three Reasons Why You Should Have a Home Inspection on New Constructions:
1. Save Money
You might not worry about these because you have a Builder's Warranty, however, it's best to check any issues before it can turn into bigger problems and bring damage to your home. It would be smart to have it checked earlier rather than waiting 10-12 months before getting anything fixed.
2. Peace of Mind
Some buyers choose to buy new construction houses to avoid issues commonly found in older houses. Despite this, we still can't avoid the fact that builders are humans and they can't avoid making mistakes. To have peace of mind, you need to have your new home inspected before moving in. This could give you tranquility and not think that your sink will be clogged while you're washing your dishes.
3. Prevent Disasters
We can't deny the fact that builders have the necessary skills to build your dream home, but issues can't be avoided and these can cause disasters in the long run. Here are some common defects found during new construction inspections:
To sum it all up, your house is one of your investments so you should think wisely and have it inspected before it's too late.
Builder's Warranty Inspection
One Year Warranty is being offered by builders to cover any needed repairs usually a year after you moved into the house.
What is a Builder's Warranty Inspection?
Builder's Warranty Inspection is just the same as a regular home inspection which means that the house will also be inspected from top to bottom. Home inspectors will make sure that all issues will be identified prior to the expiration of your warranty.
What is the Coverage of this Inspection?
Hope Home Inspections can do a full home inspection and an infrared scan to help ensure you have identified all the issues that may need attention prior to your warranty expiring.
During the process of purchasing a house, a final walk-through inspection must be done at the final phase before the closing day. This is to make sure that the house is ready and everything is in order.
What is a Final Walk-Through?
This inspection is performed prior to closing and gives the buyers the opportunity to make sure the home is ready for them. This service is a standard full home inspection where all the major components of the home are inspected. All the appliances, lights, plumbing fixtures, electrical components, etc. will be tested, therefore, all utilities will need to be turned on. We do pay additional attention to surface deficiencies and installation issues as you are buying a brand new home, so the home should be in brand new condition.
What are The Additional Services Suggested for a Final Walk-Through?
What Areas Are Being Inspected?
We completed thousands of new construction inspections throughout the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice areas. Such communities the we have worked in are Savanna, Shoreview at Waterside, Country Club East Lakewood Ranch, Mallory Park, and Skye Ranch. Our only goal is to ensure your home is being built correctly.