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Offline USCTrojanCPA

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Re: Issues with new home build?
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2020, 10:14:17 AM »
The first thing that I tell my new home buyers once they get into contract on a new home is that they need to get a home inspection.  Half of them question my recommendation saying that it's a new home and don't feel that they need to "spend the extra money" on a home inspection because they have a blank 1-year home warranty from the home builder (the sales office says the same thing to try to encourage the buyer not to do a home inspection). My response back to them is that new homes were built by people and people make mistakes and that only a good home inspector will catch things that the builder, the buyer, or I will never discover. Some of my new home buyers do 3 inspections with the inspector (pre-drywall, prior to closing, and then at the 11-month mark) but most skip the pre-drywall inspection and just do the last two. If the builder pushes back on the inspection then push back harder because this is a huge purchase. A home inspection is great piece of mind and will for sure uncover issues (most may be minor) that may have never discovered.

Anyhow, a home inspection should ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS be done whether it's on a new or resale home. As mentioned by CogNeuroSci, the inspector that everyone should use for a new home purchase is Steve with Bilt-Rite (714-777-9111).
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Re: Issues with new home build?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2020, 05:43:07 AM »
I would never purchase a new build in much the same way I would never purchase a flip.  As many have mentioned here already, there are major quality issues with new builds some of which are not easily seen to the average person, but others are obvious to anyone. 


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