The buying of new homes in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas, follows the same process that all home buyers use to buy an existing property. However, new construction has some important aspects.
It will also be necessary to know the length of the build, materials used, the schedule and other options for a warranty or a guarantee based upon the information provided in your contract. You may also choose upgrades at some point during a project.
If you buy new construction your contract may not include a thorough inspection by an independent party but may involve a new construction inspection. For both, you should request an inspection contingency or arrange a separate independent home inspection. Our lead inspector, Dennis Dean has built and remodeled thousands of homes in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas. He has have worked with builders in multiple projects and has contributed to them. We have a unique understanding of the process, and can help you to make the right decisions.
It is is not unusual for a new construction project to have defects. The code inspector does in fact not carry out a thorough check as you would think they should. Code inspectors frequently inspect buildings quickly to determine their progress. Fun Fact: Most code inspectors do roof inspections in the street! Make sure you get the thorough home inspection you deserve and give us a call today!
If you're buying a brand new house in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas, you might think that an inspection isn't necessary. After all, the house is new and everything should be in working order, right? However, there are several good reasons to get a new construction inspection before you finalize your purchase.
First of all, even new houses can have hidden problems. For example, there might be faulty wiring or plumbing that isn't immediately apparent. In addition there could be hidden safety issues. A thorough new construction home inspection can give you leverage when negotiating with the builder or real estate agent.
If the inspection turns up any problems, you'll be in a better position to negotiate for repairs or a lower price. So even though it may seem like an unnecessary expense, a build inspection is well worth the money and can often save you money in unnecessary repairs.
A new-construction home inspection will allow for a quicker and safer home buying process. You are often not permitted to inspect the house until the property has sold. There's only one solution: have your new home inspected by a Certified Professional Home Inspector.
Inspecting your new property with Island Home Inspectors, can help your contractor pinpoint any problems quickly. Your builder can then fix the issue before the issue is covered up and more difficult to observe or fix. Do not judge books by their cover. A newly constructed home may look perfect on the outside surface but that does not guarantee it is flawless. Call us today so we can help you into your new home without any unpleasant surprises.
We are proud to offer new construction phase inspections in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas. New Construction Home Inspections are usually performed in stages. A Phased inspection is an examination across different stages during the home building process. While it is not required, we highly recommend that you get a phase inspection conducted on your new construction project. Doing so can save you a lot of time and money.
There are typically 2-3 inspections per property. As your new construction project progresses, you will want to have periodic inspections conducted in order to ensure that everything is proceeding as it should. These inspections are typically done 3 key points in the building process: pre-drywall, final inspection, and completion.
So If you are having a new home built in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and surrounding areas, call us today to schedule your new construction phase inspection today!
Island Home Inspectors new construction phase inspections in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and nearby
The most common reason a buyer will move to a new house is to avoid problems found in older homes such as old plumbing & electrical and so me cosmetic problems. However, even though a house is brand new there are often issues commonly found in new construction that are missed by builders. Some builders are working on a short time line and may rush through to save money. Often new home builders build to the bare minimum code, and often they subcontract projects from multiple vendors with expertise and diligence that can vary considerably. Besides that, sometimes things are wrong.
In short, a lot can go wrong during the building process. Even in brand new homes, there are often issues with the construction that can go unnoticed until it's too late. Typical problems encountered in New Construction Home Inspections include structural defects in the foundations including poor grading. Eventually, drainage problems may cause water damage, causing more damage. Windows leaks are possible. The thermostat could have a malfunction or loose connection or some HVAC problems. Electric failure is common. That's why it's always best to err on the side of caution and get a thorough new home inspection on any new construction completed. Our professional home inspectors will look for any potential problems with the structure of the house, as well as any electrical or plumbing issues. They will also check for things like mold and moisture, which can be major problems in new homes.
1. Check the plumbing fixtures and make sure they're all in good working order.
2. Test all the doors and windows to make sure they open and close properly.
3. Inspect the electrical outlets and make sure they're all grounded correctly.
4. Take a look at the floors, walls, and ceilings for any signs of damage or defects.
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