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Buying a new construction home? Get a home inspection!

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.

 

 

 

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

 

At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.

 

Reach out today, we look forward to talking with you!

 

Todd Clark and Seraina Aguayo (Owners of Respect Realty)

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)

(503)564-3130

info@RespectRealtyNW.com

www.RespectRealtyNW.com

 

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