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Does a newly constructed house need to be inspected by an independent home inspector?

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Question: Does a newly constructed house need to be inspected by an independent home inspector?
Top Answer (93% of 280 votes): Yes, highly recommended.

Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We can help you with your punch list, and find items you may overlook. We have NEVER inspected a newly constructed house without finding some issues.
Preferred Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Just because a home in new, doesn't mean there are not defects.
A Affordable Home Inspector LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: The contractor does a walk through at the end of construction. They are usually performed in such a hurry that the buyer has no time to absorb all that he is saying. The home inspector should go in ahead of the meeting and do an inspection to identify all the things that the contractor has left undone.
Eastridge Home Inspections of Arkansas, LLC
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Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depending on length of time and season for new build. If a new build is being done based on an insurance claim of total loss, then an inspection is required.
Harris Business Professionals
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: In my experience, I have not seen a home builder get everything right.
Michael Moffitt, Moffitt Property Inspections & Consulting
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, all homes require maintenance and this is a great time to educate the client on care for their potential home as well as identify any potential defects to be corrected.
HouseMaster Home Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Building a home is a complex orchestration involving many different subcontractors and their employees each working on a different system of the house usually without regard to the other house systems. With all the separate activities occurring at the same time, it is nearly impossible for the builder to carefully check all phases of construction. Even the best builders will likely miss something.
Wise-Up Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Surprisingly, every home has issues, even brand new ones! I as the inspector am an impartial quality assurance that will catch issues. For example, I just inspected a 4 year old nice home that had no attic insulation! The builder had really cheated on that house.
Mountain View Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Homes are built by people and people make mistakes. City inspectors do a pretty good job most of the time but they have a lot of homes to cover and can't spend the time your inspector will to give you a thorough inspection and report.
Space City Inspections, LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I always see something to write about even in a new home, where windows are upside down w the weep holes at the top. Or vent piping terminating in the attic.
Straight Street Building/Home Inspections, P.L.L.C.
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Contractors make mistakes sometimes and these mistakes can be missed by them and others in the process. A Golden Star Home Inspection is your last chance to find any defects that should be rectified before you move in. It is a good idea to have a home inspector do the inspection at the final walkthrough and before you receive the certificate of occupancy. We also provide an 11 month warranty inspection.
Golden Star Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Some building contractors cut corners to save money that could present problems in the future. A home is one of the biggest purchase you will ever make, so get the peace of mind you deserve with home inspection.
Aspire Inspection Services
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Not all home builders are equal.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It's easier to get the defects repaired upfront rather than near the end of the builder warranty.
Superior Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Absolutely. The municipal inspector may typically spot check for issues, while a professional independent home inspector will do a more in depth inspection.
HomeScope Property Inspection Services LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New homes should be inspected prior to closing. Things can be missed during construction, due to tight schedules and miscommunication during the building process. Builders typically offer a 12 month warranty, which is why a home inspection is also a good idea prior to the warranty expiration date.
Safeguard Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Newly constructed Inspection should be a detailed Cosmetic Inspection,not always the case.
H&R PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Home inspectors look at things differently than building inspectors and builders.
TnT Home Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I recommend having a home inspection even if the home is new construction. You are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into this home, a second set of eyes never hurts.
Heritage Inspectors
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It has been My experience that most contractors are licensed professionals. But time constraints bonus issues and contractual obligations may interfere with day to day quality concerns. NO one is perfect and the fact that something is new does not necessarily translate into something is right. After all, it's your dream, your investment, your future as well as your legacy. Get it done right in the first place and forego the headaches later.
DC HOME INSPECTIONS
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Just because the house was just constructed, it doesn't mean that things were done correctly or safely.
Moran Property Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Every home should be inspected, a record from an independent inspector will help buyer in the event a material defect is present.
MDJ Inspection Services LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Its always good to have somebody on your side no matter what age of the property.
Homeinspections123
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Every home new or old needs to be inspected to see if things was up to code.
Property Repair Service & Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New construction does not necessarily guarantee proper construction quality.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes it is a good idea to have another experienced set of eyes looking at it.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There is no such thing as a perfect home. We highly recommend all homes get inspected. We even recommend phase inspections for new construction.
Blackland Home Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It is a good idea to have a newly constructed house inspected because the inspector is there for the buyer. A new home buyer can be overwhelmed with the new purchase and may overlook things that should be addressed during a walk through. The inspector will thoroughly go through that property to give an inspection report to the buyer before the sale is final to address any findings or concerns.
Meadow Brook Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Even in new construction details are missed.
Unique Property Inspections LLC.
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I have found problems with brand new homes
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We would highly recommend you hire an independent home inspector when your house is newly constructed. Because they are not tied to the builder the report would be considered more viable.
Rhino Property Inspections, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Some contractors save money and cut corners
Allied Services Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: A common misconception is that a new house is a perfect house. One component that is incorrect could cost thousands of dollars.
Millyard Home Inspection
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: With new homes should not find material defects but you should get a final punch list for the builer i.e. AC not connected, some leaks loose connections, no filters in the air handlers etc.
Ray Inspection Services Corp
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New does not mean flawless. Always inspect a home regardless of age.
Brewer Contract Consulting
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It’s important to get your new home inspected, despite your confidence in your builder. All homes have defects, even brand new constructions. Make sure you are aware of these mistakes before your house is finished and you’ve moved in. When a property is being constructed, many things need to be done well and come together right, so that the resulting structure is one of high quality. Proper home inspection by a third party inspector will allow you to quickly determine if your contractor is carrying out the job professionally, if hazardous shortcuts are being taken, or if inferior workmanship is beginning to show. Inspections should be carried out on site at several key stages including as the foundation is laid in place, as the structural framework goes up, and as the construction is completed. Having regular home inspection visits from a professional will help to avoid unwanted surprises and ensures the quality of your home before a final purchase.
Gilded Leaf Home Inspections LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: When purchasing new construction you will most likely be told by the builder that your home has been inspected by the local municipallity as well as their own 3rd party inspector. Well it is common for city inspectors to have about anough time to write the green tag up saying everything is ok before they have to be in the truck and on the next home. The builders' 3rd party inspector is just that, the builders inspector. They insepct to the builders requirements and are paid by the builder. I have personally performed inspections on brand new homes that were in excess of $500k yet had more deficiencies than homes built 30 years ago. Having a private inspection on a new home is also a great way to have the issues fixed before you move in and have to give up your personal time and space to have them repaired.
Morrow Inspection Services, PLLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I have several issues wrong with new homes
Pacific Inspection Group
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Even new homes have issues. A home is not often built by one contractor but by a slew of contractors all working on independent systems. Often some details can be overlooked and having an inspection allows the buyer of a new home to ask the builder for repairs before the property is closed on. Another tip is what is called an 11-month inspection. When a builder warranties the home for a year, you can have a home inspector come out in the 11th month and poke around to see if three are any items that would qualify for repair under these plans.
InFocus Inspection
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes even though the home is new does not mean there are no. Problems. I do several new home inspections a month
At Ease Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Home built today are being constructed on timelines. Work is often times subbed out to contractors. Having a professional in your corner during the construction process will assure you that few problems will come after completion of your Dream home. Contractors tend to do a better job if they know someone is looking at their work.
Look First Homes, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Provides 3rd party independent opinion of the home.
Riverbend Property Inspections LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Whether the home is new or old it needs to be inspected. Just because the home is new it doesn't mean that the contractor who built the home didn't make mistakes
Smart Choice Home Inspections of WNY
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes but wait until the 11th month. Most builders provide a 1 year warranty. Bring the inspector in on the 11th month to do the inspection. New construction, we have found missing insulation, things not hooked up, mold on the floor joists, etc.
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Code inspectors are looking for code violations. Many building mistakes are not code violations but failure to properly install an item. We also recommend an 11th month inspection on all new builds this get stuff address while it still falls under warranty with your builder.
Master Building Inspectors
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Many defects can be found in a new construction that will save time and effort from the construction company and the buyer. If a builder has produced a home with many defects the buyer still has a way out of what could become a case of "buyers remorse". Its rare but it does happen.
840 Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, this is need for new construction just as much as it is for existing homes.
Home Inspection Solutions
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes! Unfortunately not every home builder is a good home builder.
Ray REI
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: The builder has any number of sub contractors who contribute their individual efforts to building the home. The inspector takes a holistic view of the property, on behalf of the buyer, to make sure all the parts are integrated and operating as they should.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New homes go up very fast and Builders expect the sub contractors to do the work correctly, but often they do not have time to monitor what each of them has done, he may be more fixated on time tables, marketing and honestly the next job. You only get one chance to get the home built right, after that you pay to correct issue or everybody will have to accept sub-standard work.
MTK Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We have found many defects in new construction.
The Inspection Boys
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Even though the house is newly built it is recommended that you get the house inspected for safety precautions.
Certified Real Estate Inspectors
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It is always a good idea to have a fresh objective pair of eyes evaluate a property even if it is newly constructed. Some clients are looking for an 11th month inspection of their property, to check on items before the builders warranty runs out.
ABC Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Construction companies typically have their own inspector for warranty services. However they work for the construction company and not you.
Your Home Property Consultants
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Any home new or old should be inspected
House detective
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Even new homes can have an outlet that is not properly wired or the plumbing installed with the hot and cold water reverse.
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: No home, new or old, is perfect but we feel that it is our job to make you aware of the problems that may exist with a home as well as any future problems that may occur.
LOX Home Inspections, LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I say yes because it never hurts to have a fresh set of eyes to completely look over a huge investment such as a home.
Rife Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: My experiences tell me that several new houses unfortunately are not built right, and some areas are not quite finished or overlooked.
Kent Trader, LLC. Inspection Services
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes absolutely.!
Henson Home Inspections
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Not all builders are the same and not all construction is done corectly
A & H PROPERTIES
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I have purchased two new homes in the last 10-years. I found about the same number of defects with new homes compared to homes a few years old. You never really know how much supervision went into the home along with the builders attention-to-detail.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Mistakes are made
G M M Property Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes and Even if there are local code enforcement inspections. Buyer MUST take responsibility for the results that they will OWN. Some defects may not manifest for a decade and then builders warranty is well past..... Buying a home - even New - is a BIG DEAL Patrick Erb Home Inspection Services Licensed Home Inspection AL # HI3083 HUD # 638 erbhomeservices@gmail.com 205-412-5256 More Information About Me http://erbhomeservices.wix.com/patrickerb www.promatcher.com/ErbHomeServicesInspection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94FUNkxZX0&feature=share
Patrick Erb Home Services INSPECTION AL#HI3083
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Regardless of whether the home is new or not a home inspection should be preformed on the property
JKM Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: You would think the new construction would not need to be inspected, however we are all human and sometimes things get missed. The inspection is a simple way for the new homeowner to insure everything is correct.
Four County Home Inspection Service, LLC
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Its a good idea to be sure that you ate getting a good, safe product as confirmed by "trained eyes".
Certipro Home Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: To ensure the builder didn't make any mistakes.
A&T Home Inspections, Inc.
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: No home is perfect... We’ve been involved in hundreds of home inspections for both new and older homes. Every inspection report we’ve seen has found problems with the house, even a brand new house. The problems found in brand new homes are generally minor, but I guarantee you’ll find something needing attention.
Evolve Property Inspection Services
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: An home inspector is different than a building inspector. Home Inspections are not based on code compliance. A building can be built to current codes while still having flaws and/or areas that may become unexpected maintenance for a new homeowner.
Legacy Home Inspection & Appraisal LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: yes because this is another way to be sure everything is right before closing
Phoenix Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It absolutely needs to be inspected. I charge a much lesser price but if there could be problems with leaks and electrical.
Full Service Home Inspections
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Any contractor or builder can make mistakes.
ATM Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It is a good idea to have the home inspected during the construction or before the final walk through. The best home builder is only as good as his least experienced contractor. Contractors are chosen by the price most of the time and no one would expect the lowest price to lead to the best quality product. This is true of home inspectors as well.
1st American Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Even builders make mistakes, make sure your Home Inspector is a member of OverSeeIt to ensure things are built and constructed the right way before an even bigger problem occurs. HSPS, LLC. is a proud member of OverSeeIt.
Higher Standards Property Solutions LLC
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