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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: 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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: New homes can have issues as well as old ones. People build houses and people can make mistakes.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: I've complete phase inspections on new construction and always find something... so a newly constructed home by any builder is recommended to have inspected.
Earley & Sons Property Inspections PLLC
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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
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
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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
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.
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, highly recommended new construction can also have defects
Corpus Christi Home Inspections
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There could still be some flaws to be found.
Appaloosa Home Inspection
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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
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.
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: There are times when shortcuts are taken etcetera that could be found during an inspection
Able Home Inspections
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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
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.
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: The building of a new home does not ensure that it was built properly.
House and Home Inspection Services
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: Yes, even new houses have problems. It's best to address these issues before closing.
Coast Home Inspection
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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
Answer: Yes, highly recommended
Explanation: We usually find 20-30 problem items at every phase of new home construction
Hancock Consulting & Inspections, PLLC
ProMatcher
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
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
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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
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
ProMatcher
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
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
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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
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
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