The best part of a new house is the lack of visible framing or foundation defects. If the home comes with appliances, they are brand new. So, how many problems could you really have? Don’t be fooled, new construction can still have issues.
Faults in New Construction
A new home might have sawdust in the ducts, drywall dust or unattached plumbing and electrical connections. As the foundation settles, windows and cabinets may also end up misaligned.
What to Look For
A good home inspector will also check out your new appliances. He or she will take the serial numbers to make sure nothing has a recall by the manufacturer. Likewise, inspectors look for any shoddy construction. Don’t skip out on inspectors just because a home is new.