Most every sale, even tear-downs, must go through the energy and water inspection or have some money left in escrow in SF. Plus, this item cant be cattle-traded like other items during escrow.
Besides energy standards have changed within the past 2 years. The good thing is the inspection is quick and should be straightforward given the relative newness of your construction. Plus, you can wait until you're in contract in escrow before you do this type of inspection and subsequent work. I like City Insulation with Patrick and Paul, the inspection usually runs around $200 and many remedial work needed should be minimal in your case.
And speaking of three 3R reports, this is definitely required. The wait times from application to the BDI to having thrm in hand is more than 10 to 12 days long. Ive heard some deals are delayed bc of the backlog. So you better order it quickly. Cost should be $165. At least they just announced they will accept applications online now.p