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Cell Phone: 240-483-7556
Office: 301-384-8700

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I'm Buying a NEW HOUSE, do I still need an inspection?

I am often asked when I help buyers buy a New Home "Do I need a Home Inspection"? and I always say the same thing! "YES"

The builder representative is going to tell you that they are going to have the home inspected after the house is completed, which they should, but think about it, the person doing the inspection works for the builder.     You are spending $$$$$ Big Bucks to have the house of your dreams built and "no one is perfect" so I would absolutely have a home inspection. Without a question get it done.

Nothing against builders but with the economy right now, they may have a tendency to cut some corners at your expense. If corners are cut they can be very costly if you don't have a home inspection.

A good home inspection only costs around $350-$450 depending on the square feet and what you would like to have done and it is so worth it.  So having a home inspection is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Another reason to have a home inspection is so you can use the report as a final punch list for the builder to make any final repairs.

Whether you are purchasing a "New Home" or a home that is 90 years old you need a home inspection, I recommend Tory, from Property Preservation Specialists. He usually brings 2 other inspectors with him who goes over the whole entire house with you and provides you the following:

We create easy to understand reports with color photos and an easy to read summary.
We deliver the report over the Internet to anywhere in the world within 24 hours.
We use Home Gauge inspection software to generate a professional report with a password protected link for viewing.

To contact Tory at Property Preservation Specialists, just call 202-271-3626 or visit their website at

You can Reach Coni Otto
Cell Phone: 240-483-7556 Office: 301-384-8700

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