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Question: Does a newly constructed house need to be inspected by an independent home inspector?
Top Answer (93% of 265 votes): Yes, highly recommended.

Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, a new home should be inspected to make sure the home was constructed properly with no deficiencies. Just because a home is new doesn't mean it doesn't have issues you want to know about.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There will still be things found which will be covered by the builder's warranty, it is definitely worth it.
Dynamic Inspections & Construction Services, LLC.
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, highly recommended new construction can also have defects
Corpus Christi Home Inspections
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There could still be some flaws to be found.
Appaloosa Home Inspection
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There are many things that can be overlooked when building a home and it is important to have a qualified home inspector to identify these potential issues before purchase.
Spotlight Home Inspection L.L.C.
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It is always a good thing to inspect during the construction or even befor closing because of man is not perfect.
North State Inspections
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: The 11th month warranty inspection is always recommended. This gives you (the consumer) an opportunity to give the builder a list of items that need addressing prior to the builders 1-year expiration.
Inspection Pro
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.
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There are times when shortcuts are taken etcetera that could be found during an inspection
Able Home Inspections
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It is important because , in my experience, even though the home is newly constructed many times there are errors of commission of omission that can be detected to correct them before the client signs off on the home.
Contractors Corp.
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Absolutely. Just because the house is a newly constructed house that does not mean that it will not have issues and deficiencies. It is the time to get things corrected prior to escrow. Highly recommended.
HOME INSPECTOR USA
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New construction can have issues also. Just because it is new construction does not mean it is perfect. The builder is required to warranty the home. I new home warranty inspection is suggested at the eleventh month. This gives you time to notify the builder and schedule the needed repairs prior to the expiration of the warranty.
Best Choice Inspections
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Everyone makes mistake even builders. They contract most of if not all of the work and sometimes they miss things to.
HomeRun Certified Inspections,LLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: The building of a new home does not ensure that it was built properly.
House and Home Inspection Services
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: A new homebuyer can greatly benefit from using a professional home inspector to inspect a newly constructed house.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: It's always a good idea to inspect a new home for the very reason it is "new" and many contractors have come together possibly affecting each other's work. There are other inspectors that evaluate during the construction process but having your own independent final inspection can't hurt.
Investor Home Inspections
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I can create a punch list as i will go over every component. The Building Occupancy permit does not guarantee every component is functioning properly.
A Better Choice Home Inspection, Co
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New building codes are often missed and local building officials are not responsible to have a proper inspection done.
American Home & Environmental
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, even new houses have problems. It's best to address these issues before closing.
Coast Home Inspection
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We usually find 20-30 problem items at every phase of new home construction
Hancock Consulting & Inspections, PLLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We often find issues with new homes. We often find issues in existing homes that were present when the home was built. A home inspection is reasonably inexpensive and may save you from costly repairs down the road.
Brighton Home Inspection
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.
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Answer: Not sure
Explanation: While the newly constructed home typically is inspected buy the municipal code enforcement inspectors during all phases of the new construction, it never hurts the buyer to have their own independent inspection report before occupying their new home. The home inspector may find items that may come up before the warranties have expired.
Connected Services Group, LLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I recommend that every purchase be inspected as nothing is ever perfect. This way buyers can show the builder a punch list of the items that need to be addressed either prior or after the closing.
A Closer Look Property Inspections, LLC
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
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Inspections for a home during construction typically includes 3 visits. The first visit should be around the time the roofing materials are being applied and prior to the drywall being applied. The second visit should be during the finishing carpenters work and the flooring work. and a final visit prior to closing. This allows a report to be written that is very comprehensive and will cover everything in the home.
Cornerstone Custom Home Inspection
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New Home absolutely should have an inspection performed on them. Just because a home is brand new does not mean that it is problem free. It helps to have the inspection report when requesting the builder to repair or replace things that are not installed properly.
Above All Inspections, Inc.
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I've inspected new construction that had issues, though small, with them. You pay good money for a house, it should be perfect.
A Home Detective Inspection Service
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: YES!! Builders make mistakes that may not be caught by overworked "building inspectors"
MC2 Home Inspections LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I have done many new build an have found as many as 5 to 15 builder defects that the builder should be repaired / fixed before the home buyer signs the final contract and takes possession of the house.
Wilson Property Inspection, LLC
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: not all contractors are good contractors
Greenbush Property Services LLc
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Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: An independent inspection prior to moving into new house gives a basis for future inspection within warantee timeframe and also assures nothing is missed by home owner in walkthroughs with builder prior to signoff and moving in.
Kgm home inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I would say yes, I've found problematic areas of concern where they need to be addressed too. Usually if the workmanship is excellent, the home will show no flaws or issues to be reported. The home buyer will be more at ease knowing, the home inspector was able to inspect the home and do a report observing any problematic issues if found.
Straight Street Home & Structural Pest Inspections
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Defects are observed even on new homes.
Chase Home Inspection
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