So you’re buying a new home. It was just built and everything about it is new and clean and perfect. You may be buying from a developer or you might have had the house specially designed by your own architect, to your specifications. Either way, you are getting a brand new house and you shouldn’t have any problems with it for some time. There is no need for a home inspection. Right?
Wrong! While most builders are reputable, there are also some who cut corners, use inferior materials, or hire less than qualified tradesmen. With the increase of ‘tear down’ construction, many contractors are new and you may be buying their first house. I have personally seen brand new houses pass municipal code inspections (with prices well over a million dollars!) that started to fall over the first week after it was built!