Just because you are purchasing a new construction home, doesn't mean that it doesn't have problems that an inspector may find. Some of these new homes are built so fast, that things are missed or just not done up to code.
Do you need proof of this? Read the contracts and see for yourself. A lot of these contracts are starting to put restrictions on inspections, because these inspections are costing the builders money! I recently saw a contract that said that the inspection had to be done within 3 days of an accepted offer and could only be done between the hours of 2-4. I'm sorry. I've never seen an inspector get done with any home, much less a 4,000 square foot home, in 2 hours.
This tells me that the builder is trying to hide something and knows, that if an inspection is done, that it will cost him money. This doesn't mean that you can't change the contract to say 10 days and no time restrictions. It just means that he is hoping you will agree to and you will just decide not to get one.
So be careful, and read the contracts with your new construction home very carefully, or you may get a nasty surprise when you find something wrong.
Todd Clark (Broker/Owner)
The Friendly Home Team
Realty Pro, Oregon LLC
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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