TEAM PRIBISKO BLOG: BUILDING A NEW HOME? YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION BEFORE THE PUNCH LIST.

BUILDING A NEW HOME? YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION BEFORE THE PUNCH LIST.

BUILDING A NEW HOME? YOU NEED A HOME INSPECTION BEFORE THE PUNCH LIST.

 

I read an Active Rain blog written by Fernando Herboso about a buyer's inspection of a townhouse which he attended as the seller's agent.  The inspector went up the ladder to the attic and reported that there was NO insulation in the attic. (This townhouse is in Maryland where it gets quite cold in the winter.)  Fernando reported that he asked the inspector he meant not enough insulation.  The inspector said, again, NO insulation.  Fernando went up the ladder and saw for himself NO insulation.  Fernando asked his seller why he had NO insulation.  His seller reported that he bought the townhouse from a builder whom he thought would build the townhouse according to the contract.  Fernando reported that his seller was paying $600.00 per month to heat his condo.  (Please read Fernando's blog: New Homes for Sale in Clarksburg Maryland | Sold with NO INSULATION!)         Building a House

We represent Buyer's and Seller's.  And, with Buyer's, we represent them with the purchase of a resale home and with the purchase of a to be constructed, custom home. 

When we represent Buyers in a to be constructed, custom home, we make sure that the Construction Contract includes a clause for an inspector to inspect the home (including pest and radon testing) right before the punch list, so the items found by the inspector can be added to the punch list.  We continue representing our Buyers throughout the construction process (some Buyer's Agents don't) and negotiate issues that occur during construction.  In addition, we negotiate with the builder for items from the inspection to be included on the punch list, most of which must be done before title transfer.  Some items on the punch make be completed after title transfer, provided that the Buyers and the Builder sign a contract addendum that specifically continues after title transfer.

 

Steve & Pat Pribisko

TEAM PRIBISKO

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Comment balloon 5 commentsPat & Steve Pribisko • May 25 2013 10:10AM

Comments

You are right on about the home inspection on a new home.  We always advise our clients to get one as there or so many items the average buyer can not see or detect.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) about 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing this story.  We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 7 years ago

Pat and Steve  I have absolutely no trouble recommending a home inspection before drywall and pre-settlement walkthrough

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Pat, I always recommend a home inspection prior to the closing, OR at least before the end of the first year.    Just because they have permits, doesn't always mean they did all the right stuff!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 7 years ago

Edward & Celia:  Thank you or your comment and you are quite right.

Roy: Thanks for your comment and I'm glad to hear you recommend inspections too.

Karen:  Thank you for your comment.  And, you recommend two inspections on new construction.

Joan: Thanks for your comment.  Good to hear that you recommend an inspection on new construction.

Posted by Pat & Steve Pribisko (Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West) about 7 years ago

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