3 Things Buyers Of New Construction Need To Know
3 Things Buyers Of New Construction Need To Know BEFORE they buy AND before their Builder’s Warranty Expires!
Over the last several years I’ve heard buyers of newly constructed homes repeat the same three reasons over and over again as to why they didn’t get a Home Inspection and the truth of the matter is they regretted it. Here’s what they think:
Reason #1 "I Trust My Builder"
The reality today is that most home builders don’t even have tools and equipment. The fact is most new home builders are financiers and occasionally job site managers.
Who actually builds your new home are the sub-contractors that the builder hires to do the work. So whether your new home is built correctly and complies with the current building code strictly depends on the knowledge and skill of the sub-contractors. And speaking candidly, the quality of the sub-contractors varies greatly. And most sub-contractors are unlicensed and unregulated, so who’s looking over their shoulder?
Reason #2 "The House Is New. What Could Be Wrong?"
Even though all of the parts of the house you come in contact with each and every day appear fine, there’s a lot more to your house than meets the layman’s eye.
Here’s the real issue: Were the mechanical and structural components of the house put together properly? And truthfully, most homeowners don’t have the knowledge or skill
set to judge that aspect of a new home. So here’s what happens in many cases. You go
to sell your new home sometime in the future. The buyer hires a home inspector to evaluate
the property for them. And low and behold the buyer’s home inspector finds lots of things that were done improperly by the sub-contractors and now the buyer wants you to pay for the necessary repairs. So I’ll ask you again, why should you pay for someone else’s mistakes?
Reason #3 "The Municipal Building Inspector Inspected The Home!"
Here is a True Consumer Safeguard that has sadly gone bad! Because of the housing boom in the last decade, many Municipal Building Code Compliance Inspectors are forced to conduct too many inspections in a day. These inspections have been reduced from quality
checks to “drive by” glances.
Many code compliance inspectors don’t even carry a ladder!
One of the other things many municipalities have done to keep their costs down is to sub -contract code compliance inspections. These sub-contractors are much less thorough than
a city or county employee.
An Independent Evaluation Of The Property By Your Professional Home Inspector To Protect Your Interests - before your 1 year builder’s warranty expires!
A Radon Test. (Ask for a radon test when you call or add it as a service when you schedule online).
Give Colorado Professional Inspections a call today and we will evaluate your home, using our exclusive BUILDERFIX™ protocol, from the foundation to the roof and all areas in between and produce a list of issues that you can give to your Builder so that he can pay for his own mistakes and you won’t get stuck holding the bag for future repairs.
Over 5,000 home buyers and sellers have chosen Colorado Professional Inspections for their inspections over the last 20 years! That many families can’t be wrong!