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The Importance of a Home Inspection on a New Home

Looking for a new home is an exciting time, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Whether the home is old or newly built, it is recommended that every home buyer hires an independent home inspector like First Choice Inspectors to provide a home inspection for the house.

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New Homes Can Have Issues Too

Just because you’re purchasing a new home does not mean you will be fine if you bypass the home inspection. The surprising fact is that sometimes new homes are poorly engineered. Oh no, really? It should not be that surprising, but some people expect the house to be perfect.

First Choice Inspectors checks everything

A new or old home will go through the same inspection. This means that they’re examining the entire home’s integrity.

  • Structural components such as joists, rafters, beams, exposed supporters checked for defects
  • Attic will be checked for water penetration
  • Windows, frames, doors, and automatic garage door checked for safety features and function
  • HVAC system inspection, Duct work, Heat and cooling sources in every room inspected
  • Plumbing and Electrical inspection
  • Foundation inspection

All of these things are incorporated in a new and old home inspection, so that the buyer feels confident in their home. If any of these things are problems and you don’t get a home inspection, you may have to pay for major repairs down the road. This is why we recommend a home inspection for a new home purchase.

Here are the Benefits

Ultimately, as a new buyer, you’ll be saving money on costly repairs when you get a home inspection before purchasing a new home. If there are significant problems, it will help your search for a different home. You’ll also be aware that not every new home is perfectly built.

If you’re in the market to buy a home, whether it is new or old, always get a home inspection done by a professionally independent home inspector like First Choice Inspectors. Contact us at 773-429-9711!

 

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How to Select a Home Inspector

How to select a Home Inspector

In a column in the Chicago Tribune Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin write about a crucial aspect of home buying, How to select a Home Inspector.

“Question: What is best way to select a home inspector? What criteria should I use to select a good inspector? I want to make sure the house I buy is in excellent condition.”

Searching for a home inspector is like looking for a good lender, ask friends, get referrals, speak with your real estate agent and get some recommendations. Perform a complete interview with an inspector; ask what the process includes, how long it takes, what the expertise is, and what kind of paperwork or information you will be receiving. It is also important to customize your home inspector around the property you have purchased and do not just take his/her credentials as fact, do a little bit of research before making a choice. Avoid getting referred to other specialists by asking your inspector what inspections he does not perform in the home, which will give you a better idea about who to choose. “Any inspector can miss a broken faucet or toilet, but you don’t want your inspector missing a large crack in the foundation of the home, mold in the attic…a roofing system that needs replacement, or a basic structural problem.”

 

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