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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #495 on: April 29, 2022, 07:38:50 PM »
Will also be using Steve once were ready for the walk through.

IP seems to be really good with their schedule. I know people with IP homes who signed around same time as me and after that are already closing or about to close.

Im still a couple months away in August


Our home is scheduled for final walk thru next month.
Since IP doesnt allow pre drywall inspection, final inspection is the only thing I can do.  Does anyone have a recommendation on 3rd party inspector? How much do i expect to pay for 3k sqft home?

TIA

Steve from Built-Rite is the person have used In the last 2 new home builds. Charges about 450-500$.

IP normally does a pretty job with their builds. Inspection from Steve didn't find anything major...mostly cosmetic. IP has a 30 day walk thru and they take care of things pretty well. The 3rd party Inspection is mostly peace of mind...but after spending close to 2M for a Fresco home, 500$ for peace of mind is not a bad deal  :)

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #496 on: April 30, 2022, 08:30:14 PM »
Our home is scheduled for final walk thru next month.
Since IP doesnt allow pre drywall inspection, final inspection is the only thing I can do.  Does anyone have a recommendation on 3rd party inspector? How much do i expect to pay for 3k sqft home?

TIA

Just wondering if they are offering you a pre-orientation walk through in addition to a final walk through on the day of closing or only the final one. I am asking because their customer care rep. told me that for future phases they are going to do only the final walk through as they don’t have enough resources. They will address all your issues after closing regardless.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #497 on: April 30, 2022, 09:24:32 PM »
Our home is scheduled for final walk thru next month.
Since IP doesnt allow pre drywall inspection, final inspection is the only thing I can do.  Does anyone have a recommendation on 3rd party inspector? How much do i expect to pay for 3k sqft home?

TIA

Just wondering if they are offering you a pre-orientation walk through in addition to a final walk through on the day of closing or only the final one. I am asking because their customer care rep. told me that for future phases they are going to do only the final walk through as they don’t have enough resources. They will address all your issues after closing regardless.

They only offer one final walk through. My walk through for Bluffs 2 is 5/25 (original closing date) and closing date is 5/27.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #498 on: April 30, 2022, 10:53:55 PM »
Our home is scheduled for final walk thru next month.
Since IP doesnt allow pre drywall inspection, final inspection is the only thing I can do.  Does anyone have a recommendation on 3rd party inspector? How much do i expect to pay for 3k sqft home?

TIA

Just wondering if they are offering you a pre-orientation walk through in addition to a final walk through on the day of closing or only the final one. I am asking because their customer care rep. told me that for future phases they are going to do only the final walk through as they don’t have enough resources. They will address all your issues after closing regardless.

They only offer one final walk through. My walk through for Bluffs 2 is 5/25 (original closing date) and closing date is 5/27.

I see. They used to provide 2 walk throughs 1 week apart which was kinda nice, you know, to knock down any major issues before you actually can start moving in. Generally, you want to pay very close attention to the house for the first few weeks. I think their quality of finish and sign-off standards have been very lax due to the pandemic. However, they will stand by everything that needs to be remedied is my experience.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #499 on: May 01, 2022, 02:18:12 PM »
Our home is scheduled for final walk thru next month.
Since IP doesnt allow pre drywall inspection, final inspection is the only thing I can do.  Does anyone have a recommendation on 3rd party inspector? How much do i expect to pay for 3k sqft home?

TIA

Just wondering if they are offering you a pre-orientation walk through in addition to a final walk through on the day of closing or only the final one. I am asking because their customer care rep. told me that for future phases they are going to do only the final walk through as they don’t have enough resources. They will address all your issues after closing regardless.

They only offer one final walk through. My walk through for Bluffs 2 is 5/25 (original closing date) and closing date is 5/27.

I see. They used to provide 2 walk throughs 1 week apart which was kinda nice, you know, to knock down any major issues before you actually can start moving in. Generally, you want to pay very close attention to the house for the first few weeks. I think their quality of finish and sign-off standards have been very lax due to the pandemic. However, they will stand by everything that needs to be remedied is my experience.

My final walk through is on the 05/26. Closing on 06/02 and meet up with construction manager.   My guess is on 06/02 they will go over what they are able fix/adjust from first final walk through and things they will try address post escrow.

I was able to reserve Steve from Bilt-Rite for inspection on final walk through day just for a piece of mind.
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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #500 on: May 07, 2022, 08:09:30 PM »
Does Eastwood HOA allow satellite disc?

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #501 on: May 08, 2022, 02:54:09 PM »
Does Eastwood HOA allow satellite disc?

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I see some in Eastwood. I think it depends on your specific condo HOA if it’s a condo, not the Eastwood HOA

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #502 on: May 08, 2022, 03:01:44 PM »
Are there other inspectors worth asking as well?  Always good to check a few, at least I think.  Thanks.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #503 on: May 08, 2022, 04:09:40 PM »
Does Eastwood HOA allow satellite disc?

Tia

I see some in Eastwood. I think it depends on your specific condo HOA if it’s a condo, not the Eastwood HOA

The ones you see are from SFR?
It’s for Fresco home.  There is no other HOA aside Eastwood one since it’s a SFR.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #504 on: May 18, 2022, 11:18:06 PM »
Are the new constructions homes in Fresco plan 1x, 2x and 3x appraising to the purchase price ? Or are the bank appraisals falling short.
Information on this would be helpful. TIA

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #505 on: May 19, 2022, 07:25:48 AM »
Are the new constructions homes in Fresco plan 1x, 2x and 3x appraising to the purchase price ? Or are the bank appraisals falling short.
Information on this would be helpful. TIA

Just had mine appraised by Bofa lender. It’s $10k over final purchase price. I think this kind of appraisal is procedural for loan paperwork but nothing more. The comps are 3 or 4 houses with recent sold prices at least $300k above my final purchase price.

If the same appraiser do later phrases with the same principals, estimated home values definitely will be less than purchase prices.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #506 on: May 26, 2022, 01:02:54 PM »
We just had out final walkthrough inspection with Kyle from IP. In general, he is very accommodating.  Great guy. Everything is great. We found few cosmetic things like crack stucco, paint chips, crack drywalls, water circulation switch not turn on… which Kyle said IP will fix.  We took our time, turned on every water faucet, flushed every toilet, check every light…The main thing is to listen to instructions on how to use devices in the home.

We also hired Steve. I am glad we did. He showed up on time. He was doing this thing outside w/o interrupting us.Steve found things that we missed like cabinet soft close, outlet not securely tight, holes through ceiling lights and many things. We ran the dishwasher and Steve found little leak. That’s right there is totally worth the money.   He checked the roof, attic, hard to get places.  He will send me the final report as soon as he has it.  We were very impressed with the things he found even we went through the same area earlier and missed. Amazing guy. He will definitely be my home inspector from now on.

To answer a member: IP allows buyer to come and  bring inspector on final walkthrough.  You just have to let construction manager know ahead of time. I had to book Steve in advance and luckily he was available.

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #507 on: May 26, 2022, 01:15:50 PM »
We had our final walkthrough yesterday. Sales lady told us to expect 1-1.5 hours, but we ended up taking almost 2.5 hours.

My wife was very thorough with cosmetic checks, so there are lots of little things that need to be fixed.

Overall, my wife was very satisfied with how things turned out, especially with all the upgrades we chose. She was extremely nervous before the walkthrough, but everything, including the combination of the upgrades, was up to her expectations.

Our loan was approved and sent to escrow. We're expecting to sign the loan tomorrow. Very excited to finally get the keys.  ;D

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #508 on: May 26, 2022, 04:39:27 PM »
Sounds exciting! Who is this Steve guy? Is he specializing on new home inspection?

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Re: Fresco @ Eastwood Village
« Reply #509 on: May 27, 2022, 10:50:05 PM »
Sounds exciting! Who is this Steve guy? Is he specializing on new home inspection?

Steve is the third party inspector from Bilt Rite.  His final report covers lots of things normal buyer like me would not find like chipped tile roof, missing fire sprinklers near furnace in the attic, missing thermal expansion tank…

I forward the punch list to IP construction manager. Hopefully they get them fixed before COE or I’ll delay it until they address the issues.

 

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