If you’re buying a new home, you may not necessarily think you need to have a home inspection done. After all, the goal of these inspections is to find everything wrong with the home so you can either have the seller make repairs or decide to back out of the transaction. With a new home, there shouldn’t be any problems, right? That’s not always the case. If you’re looking at new homes for sale in Clermont FL, you should still have a home inspection done. Here are a few reasons why it’s a good idea.
New Construction Isn’t Perfect
While it would be very nice to think that a newly built home is perfect, sadly that’s often not the case. There are many different contractors and subcontractors who work on a new build, and they don’t always communicate like they should. This can lead to mistakes. While the builder does their best to inspect everything and make sure all work is done up to their standards, mistakes can still happen. Having an inspection done is adding another layer of oversight that helps ensure these errors are found and corrected. This would give your home a better value when the time comes that you'll need to have your home evaluated by a home value estimator.
Code Inspections Are Not Home Inspections
During the building phase, the city will send out various inspectors to make certain the build is up to code. These code inspections are not the same as a home inspection. Each code inspector is there to look at one specific part of the build. The person inspecting the electrical system will not look at the plumbing, the framing, or any other part of the home. Many parts of the home, such as the flooring, fixtures, and other details, don’t need to meet any specific code and won’t be inspected. A home inspection will check all of these items and more.
The Builder Is Responsible for Issues Found on an Inspection
If you have a home inspection done before closing, the builder is responsible for correcting any problems found. If you find any issues after closing, you will have to pay for having the repairs done since you legally own the property. Get the inspection done before closing so you don’t incur any extra expenses or have any unexpected surprises later.
Another benefit from finding these problems before you close on the house is that the repairs won’t disturb you. You won’t have to move furniture out of the way or deal with the noise and mess of repairs. Everything will be taken care of before you move in.
You Won’t Incur Extra Costs
Some problems can make additional costs for you. For example, if some plumbing wasn’t done correctly, it could leak. This could damage flooring and personal items, cause mold growth, and increase your utility costs. Replacing the floor and having the mold removed is an extra expense you wouldn’t have incurred had the problem been found by a home inspector and repaired.
These Problems Will Be Found if You Sell the Property
If you decide to sell your home, it’s almost a sure bet that any potential buyer will have a home inspection done. If there were problems during construction that you didn’t find, it’s very likely they will show up on this inspection. Now they are your problems to deal with, and you’ll likely have to make these repairs before you can sell the home. You can’t go back to the builder with these expenses.
Looking for a New Home? We Can Help
If you’re looking for a home for sale in Clermont, whether it’s a new build or an existing property, we can help. Contact the Florida Realty Marketplace today.