I would strongly recommend that you utilize the services of a home inspector for both your pre-dry wall and final home inspections. Costs will vary depending on the size of the home but budget for around $600 for both.
It's important to identify any potential issues sooner than later and to make sure your builder knows what you need to be address and to get any issues resolved in an timely manor.
One of the many values that your working with a good realtor brings to the relationship, is that they should have a strong rolodex of contacts to confidently guide you to successfully address issues like this or any part of the home buying process. The bottom line...a good realtor will guide you in making smart decisions throughout the home buying process.
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I highly recommend you have a home inspector examine the house before you buy. Typically, it cost between $350 - $500. Use a local site like Yelp to find a company with good reviews. The inspection will take approximately 3 hours and you will receive a written report with pictures that will help you negotiate repairs. The inspector will also teach, guide and educate you on how to take care of your new home.
Inspectors will look for code compliance, violations and safety issues. If you don't get an inspection you may discover problems later and have a very difficult time getting the builder to make the repairs or changes.
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And as always, best to consult a Realtor as well. Too often buyers make purchasing mistakes that negatively affect resale values, mistakes that could have been avoided had they worked with good Realtor.
Best of luck and if you'd like to discuss further, email or call anytime. mattE@kw.com and 703-627-2167.
Keller Williams Realty
I would highly recommen an inspection even if its a NEW built home.
The inspction you get iy done is by your choice and will look at your interest first.
Even though the builders have 3-4 stage on inspections.
I have seen many new homes missing out on certain essentials and safety issues also.
These can be costly later on whenit comes time to sell.
Here is Hosuton a final inspection runs about #
$400 for a house of under 3000 sf.
Good Luck and best to seek a Realtors advice.
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its a good idea to have home inspection at pre-drywall stage. final inspection is cosmetic for new home and builder has warranty. but framing inspection is always helpful to know quality of construction