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Depending on the builder large or small, often they buy appliances in bulk. make sure the manufactorers warranty on the applainces is from the time you're buying the home and not when the builder bought the appliances. GOOD LUCK!
Since your new construction is only about a month away from being completed, there are some stages of inspection that would not be done, however, I would then recommend getting a 2 stage home inspection, one now, and one at completion.
This is especially important with the fact that many builders use sub contractors. The quality of one can be great while the next is not so great. Therefore, two homes side by side can be of different qualities. I have found that one of the biggest problems seems to be with air conditioning systems being installed improperly. Catching any issues before you take possession can avert many future issues.
Most builders are very good, but there can often be a couple of issues that should be fixed before closing
An inspection by a licensed professional is a must on any new construction. Just because it's new doesn't mean that there may not be problems.
Some builders are notorius for short cuts. Some items are things you may not know you are entitled to. Some builders do not review their Radon testing policy with you until you are at or past the deadline to have one performed.
My favorite is the builder who refuses to install proper flashing around their windows because the windows have a channel built in and are called self flashing." I printed out the manufacturer's installation manual on site and showed the Project Manager where it specifically states that "proper flashing must be installed..." or the warranty is invalidated (not to mention they are sure to leak).
I have also found uninstalled or missing connections for dishwashers, missing outlets, missing hose bibs, AC units not installed, mold on framing, code violations in garages (a frequent one), and much more.
Absolutely get an inspection.
Do not close if there are items not corrected. Try chasing a builder and their subs after they have been paid.
If there are items after closing, remember be nice to the messanger and the labor, but be stern with builder.
IT'S A PEACE OF MIND!!!!!!!!
Licensed Real Estate Consultant
Thanks for the tip about the Radon and Appliances Justin!