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Inspections and Warranties: Safeguarding Your Pre-construction Home Purchase



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29 Aug 2023

Embarking on the journey of investing in a pre-construction home? While the excitement is palpable, it's imperative to ensure your investment is protected. This is where the crucial aspects of inspections and warranties come into play. These tools act as protective layers, ensuring your newly constructed home meets expected standards and remains secure for years to come.

1. The Need for Inspections: Before you take possession of your home, it's vital to ensure everything has been built to standard. Inspections provide a professional overview of the construction quality and adherence to the promised specifications.

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2. Types of Inspections to Consider

a. Foundation and Structural Inspections: Ensuring the building's core is strong and free from defects.
b. Interior and Finish Inspections: Checking the quality of finishes, plumbing, electrical systems, and appliances.
c. Safety and Code Compliance Inspections: Confirming the property adheres to local building codes and safety standards.

3. Builder's Warranty: Your Safety Net

Most reputable builders offer a warranty that covers potential defects or issues arising post-construction. This warranty acts as your safety net, ensuring any construction-related problem gets addressed without extra cost.

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4. What a Typical Warranty Covers

Typical builder warranties cover:
a. Structural Elements: Addressing major structural defects that may make the home unsafe.
b. Workmanship and Materials: Corrections for issues like faulty wiring or plumbing.
c. Systems: Covers central air conditioning, heating, electrical, and plumbing systems for a specific period..

5. Extended Home Warranties

Beyond the builder's warranty, you can consider extended home warranties. These typically cover appliances, HVAC systems, and other components, ensuring peace of mind even after the builder's guarantee expires.

The road to owning a pre-construction home is paved with numerous decisions and considerations. Among the most critical are inspections and warranties. These ensure your investment stands on a solid foundation, both literally and figuratively, safeguarding your dream home against unexpected pitfalls.

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