What does your realtor recommend and suggest? Having a great realtor by your side during the process can also help save you a lot of time and headaches along the way and get you a much better house built. It doesn't cost you any more and it's great to have a nice set of experienced eyes on the process.
As REALTOR certified in new construction, I always have my buyers do an independent inspection of the new construction because it seems an inspector always finds something that was done incorrectly.
It could something simple as flashing on the roof not installed properly or something major as a vent casing missing off of the water heater.
I recommend you schedule the inspection 2-3 days before your first walk through with the builder where your mark things that need to be fixed. This way you can bring your report and have them fix any big items that need addressing.
If you had a real estate agent she or he would be able to go over the report with you and explain all the items that might appear. It can be overwhelming to read one with all of the state required verbiage an inspector has to include in their report.
Hope this helps!
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We have purchased one owner homes and had the inspector find powered attic vents that were never connected to the electricity. There are several trades that overlap in the building process and builders sometimes miss things. I also have a inspector that will do your new build inspection and then come back in 11 months for FREE to do the inspection again so that you can turn in any 12 month warranty items before the warranty expires.
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You can and should visit yourself to see the construction in various stages of completion. The construction people usually are happy to the future owner and will help you understand what they're doing.
Building inspection department comes out to green-tag progress and Frisco is quite competent in the construction phases at doing their job. You should be there prior to city inspection to assure that features and amenities you want and expect are there. That is the most common problem - missing items you ordered like wiring for surround sound and extras that are above and beyond the usual.
The builder almost always offers a full year's no-quibble warranty on your newly built home. This means if the GFCI keeps tripping, they'll fix it. If it's hot in the upstairs, they'll fix it. And so on.
A home inspector simply won't know what extras or amenities you contracted for, unless you tell him. So, while what he sees may be correctly executed, it may be what you expect. I hope that makes sense to you.
So, when do you inspect? Eleven months after closing. When your builder's no-quibble warranty is about to end, get a licensed home inspector out to check everything. Before that the builder will be fixing any issues that come up free of charge. So, you want to be absolutely certain before the builder's warranty expires that there is nothing else wrong that wasn't already fixed in the last 11 months.
Some builders actually offer to do that "finalest" inspection as part of their customer satisfaction efforts. My personal opinion is don't waste your time and money hiring someone else, unless you just want 'to wear a belt and suspenders'. But don't forget to come out regularly to see for yourself.
Susie Kay, RealtorÂ®
GRI, CHMS, SFR
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
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Plano, TX 75075
Your realtor should be able to recommend an inspector who does phase inspections and also should be visiting the property with you several times during the building process.
There's all kinds of issues that happen during the building process and you want them involved every step of the way.
The quality of new construction right now ranges from excellent to extremely poor. It depends on the price point, builder, and subcontractors doing the work. Although some builders may use a '3rd party inspector' many of these 'inspectors' are employed by the builder and not licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission to do a complete home inspection. Hiring your own Inspector ensures that you will be made aware of any issues - big or small prior to closing. We have no financial interest in the real estate transaction and will give you the information you need to feel confident in your home purchase.
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I normally guide my clients to have an inspection done after it is completed and the day before you walk the home with the builder. Most builders will do a punch list walk through a week before you close, some even wait 3 days before you close.
The inspection is the same as if you were buying a preowned home. Make sure you hire someone with new construction inspection experience.
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