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Old 11-03-2006, 05:18 PM
 
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When do I contact and contract with one? We are relocating from CA and I want someone in NC to keep tabs on the house as it is being built (and pictures would be nice ). We have verbally agreed on a house, but I am waiting for them to send the contract for us to sign. Should I have a new home inspector before I sign the contract? Or do I contact them afterwards? When I sign the contract will I get targeted dates of when each stage should be done to give to an inspector? This is my first time buying and to buy brand new and far away makes me even more stressed so any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:45 AM
 
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We are using Metrospec and have been happy so far. Contact Robyn (the phone lady ) and she will give you all the info you need. Good luck!!!
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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When do I contact and contract with one? We are relocating from CA and I want someone in NC to keep tabs on the house as it is being built (and pictures would be nice ). We have verbally agreed on a house, but I am waiting for them to send the contract for us to sign. Should I have a new home inspector before I sign the contract? Or do I contact them afterwards? When I sign the contract will I get targeted dates of when each stage should be done to give to an inspector? This is my first time buying and to buy brand new and far away makes me even more stressed so any help or advice would be appreciated.

I suggest to contact different home inspectors to find out what services their pricing include. Ask them if they have construction experience and how many constructions they have monitored. Also ask if they have testimonials for references. Once you contracted on the new home hire the inspector.

Ask your builder to provide a list of stages your home will be in. Like foundation, framing, plumbing, electric, drywall.... Tell your builder to co-operate with your inspector and let him know when a stage is completed.
You can ask for target dates, but since construction depends very much on the weather situation, your builder might not be able to date different stages.

I have used Ben Jimison with Assured Home Inspections for home inspections before. I know that he does construction monitoring. He is very thorough and loyal to his clients. www.inspectorben.com

Good luck
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:50 AM
 
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I actually just retained Ben Jimison, since he was one of the few people who were offering construction monitoring. He seemed sincere and it is good to see your post that you have used him befoer and the was pleased. It is important to have someone on site weekly to see how things are going.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:33 PM
 
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We are using RPI Inspecting & Consulting. They are licensed builders as well as licensed home inspectors. They are the most experienced we have found and also the most reasonably priced. www.firstchoiceinspections.net
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