When you buy an old house worn down by time and climate, it’s a no-brainer to hire a home inspector to check what shape it’s in — before you commit to your purchase. But should you hire a home inspector for a new house, even if it hasn’t been finished yet? As odd as it may seem, the answer is yes. Here’s why new houses should get inspected, too, and the best way to go about it.
New homes can have problems, too
Sure, a new home may look flawless, but that’s because no one has lived in it to see if anything’s amiss. Ever notice how new products can be riddled with flaws that are caught only after they’ve been tried out by consumers? (We’re looking at you, Samsung Galaxy Note7!)
Well, the same is true for homes. Buy a new one, and you’re essentially the guinea pig testing how well the HVAC system works and whether the basement floods during a storm.