Some new Bel Air Home builders discourage buyers from ordering an inspection – assuring them that everything is perfect in a new home. In addition to the fact that they’re very careful, the city or county building inspector has just signed off, so all is well.
Nothing can be farther from the truth.
Some builders ARE conscientious and their homes are “perfect.” But that’s not always the case. And even if the general contractor does everything right, he or she may not notice when a sub-contractor takes shortcuts.
What about city and county building inspectors? Sometimes they know their business and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes they inspect carefully and sometimes they don’t. And sometimes what meets the building codes doesn’t meet what you and the builder agreed upon. So don’t rely on them to prevent mistakes in your new home’s construction.
The best idea, when purchasing a home under construction, is to contract with a well-respected home inspector and have them inspect periodically while the home is under construction.
Does Your Bel Air Home Need An Inspection?
Why? Because you want your inspector to see what’s inside your walls. You want him or her to see the kinds of materials being used, and how they’re attached. You want to be alerted to any problems before they become too expensive to fix.
Do you remember the saying “Kids say the darndest things?” Inspectors find the darndest things.
So start with a reputable builder and a contract that your buyer’s agent has helped you negotiate. Then continue to protect yourself by hiring one of Bel Air Home inspectors.
I have a list of Bel Air Home inspectors that I know and trust, and I’ll be glad to share it after you’ve made your home choice.
Call me when you’re ready to shop for your Bel Air Home – whether a new home or an existing home is in your future.