If you are buying a new home, consider what could possibly go wrong. The answer is more complex than you might think.
The truth is, any house — whether a modest rancher or an expensive, custom-made home — is an intricate maze of structural, heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems, and it’s not unusual for even the most responsible and dedicated subcontractor to inadvertently miss something that could become a real problem.
Although many homeowners buy new construction and experience no problems, the cost of an inspection is small compared to the potential costs for repairing defects. Plus, most builders are quick to correct any defects once they have been identified by a professional building inspection report.