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Old 04-08-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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would you do a home inspection on a new construction or would you assume all is well since the building inspector has to sign off on it?
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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I would definitely recommend an independent inspection.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:06 AM
 
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Definitely get the inspection. My inspector caught items my builder slacked off on and that i was unaware of. I also got a second inspection right before my 1-year warranty was up to fix more things.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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Too expensive an assumption for my blood - get the inspection!
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Do the inspection!
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: NC
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given the quality of some of our builders... INSPECT INSPECT INSPECT


did i say inspect?
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:22 AM
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Location: Cary, NC
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I would definitely recommend an independent inspection.
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Definitely get the inspection. My inspector caught items my builder slacked off on and that i was unaware of. I also got a second inspection right before my 1-year warranty was up to fix more things.
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Too expensive an assumption for my blood - get the inspection!
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Do the inspection!
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given the quality of some of our builders... INSPECT INSPECT INSPECT


did i say inspect?
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All too often the super's job is to get a signature from the Town Inspector, regardless of issues.
That extra set of eyes in an independent inspection can easily pay for itself.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Inspect AND get a survey! Two very important items for every buyer!

Vicki
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Look at it this way, if you hire an inspector now, and he finds things wrong, the builder has to fix them at his expense, not yours.

When you sell the house the prospective buyer will most likely get an inspection and anything he finds wrong at that time comes out of your pocket to repair/fix.

So do you want to pay for that or have the builder cover it?
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Look at it this way, if you hire an inspector now, and he finds things wrong, the builder has to fix them at his expense, not yours.
This is THE answer right here.
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