It may surprise some home buyers to know that even when purchasing a brand new house, a home inspection is necessary. Why you might ask? After all, what problems could there be with a house that has never been lived in and has just been built? Well, problems can still be present.
Various issues can occur with a newly built home. There can still exist leaks, faulty electrics etc. Even the workers who are constructing the home can create wear and tear. For example, have the sinks been used for cleaning tools? What about the use of electrical outlets? While not intentionally done, things like these can produce issues later.
It is even a good idea to involve your home inspector during the construction phase of the home. Why? This allows the home inspector to see the bare bones of the house, such as the structure, pipes and wiring, and get a good look of the type of quality work that is going on, before anything is covered up by drywall and finishes that potentially hide any defects.
As you can see, there are numerous benefits to involving your home inspector every step of the way in the home buying process. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a home inspection, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help.