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Home inspection advice on brand new town-home

Hello, I just bought a brand new town-home from NVhomes in NOVA area. The builder has given me 30day/1 year but just want to hear from the experts here if home inspection needed. I heard NVhomes is a very good builder but don't take a chance either for peace of mind. 

If you recommend inspection, do you have any suggestions for good home inspectors in herndon/Reston/Ashburn area. Thanks.
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In my experience as a real estate agent selling both new homes and older homes, new homes can have significant defects that you may not notice within thirty days or even a year. Therefore, I highly recommend a professional inspection. Check out the website of the American Society of Home Inspectors. I can't put the URL here but you should find it easily by using a search engine. By putting in your ZIP code in the "Find a Home Inspector" block in the upper right corner of the ASHI home page, you can get a list of local inspectors who are ASHI members. You can then contact them to find out what they inspect and how much they charge. I recommend using an inspector that will give you a printed report with photos of any defects found, via email and a hard copy. This makes it much easier to explain to the seller (in this case the builder) what was found and why it is a defect. If this was helpful please click the thumbs-up below.
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Thank you all experts for your answers. I appreciate it.
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November 18 2013
Speaking from the point of view of a Home Inspector - New construction is not exempt from deficiencies. We recommend that a general inspection is completed before the final walk thru of the property.  This allows the builder the chance to remedy any and all deficiencies prior to closing.  .

A home inspectors main job is to provide you with peace of mind. Take advantage of their expertise. 

Congratulations on your new home.   

AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services :)
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When I bought my brand new home a few years ago, we had an inspection.  The builder was present at the inspection.  After about 20 minutes the inspector called out (from the bathroom) to the builder "Could you please come in here and turn on this light?"  He could not! Guess what?  The electrician had left out a switch that control one of the lights in the room.  Fortunately all the wires were there. It was fixed before we closed.

Many inspectors will do multiple inspection during the construction process, but a least it never hurts to have a pre-close inspection.
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Always get an inspection to cover yourself. New construction does not mean no issues. Even good builders can overlook things so an inspection is wise.
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