Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations

Should I Hire A Home Inspector For New Construction?

You're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on your new home.  Before you committed to the purchase there was a lot of research.  Builders visited.  Communities weighed against your needs.  Floor plans examined.  Lots reviewed for the best choice.  Meeting with the builder's rep (AND your buyer's agent of course!) to price out options and determine what will and won't be in your home.  And finally, THE CONTRACT!

The plans get made, selections finalized, dirt moved and concrete poured!   Sticks and bricks coming together to form your dream home!

sticks and bricks

And as the home gets close to having the drywall installed, you have a choice:

Should you hire a home inspector?

For us, the answer is clear:  YES, YES, YES! 

Typically the builder's rep and the site superintendent will let you know that you don't need a home inspection because they build to code, and the county checks their work, etc.

But here's the catch in our view point:

Code isn't everything, not even close.  And once the drywall goes up you're never going to see inside those walls again unless there's a major problem.  And all it takes is one subcontractor having less than an ideal day and a problem that will go undetected for months or years become your problem to deal with LONG after your builder's warranty is up.

So while you might prefer to save the money of a home inspection to spend on more options for your home, this expense is well worth it.

Have a trained professional check out your home before the drywall goes up, and it's not a bad idea to have them check it again prior to closing.

Interested in finding out more about new construction homes in the Cincinnati area?  Contact us at 513-520-5305 or Liz@LizSpear.com

Liz and Bill aka BLiz

 

REALTORS(S) Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS

William (Bill) Spear, CRS
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