Zillow Advice: Home Buying - Home inspection advice on brand new town-home http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate In my experience as a real ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ In my experience as a real estate agent selling both new homes and older homes,&nbsp;new homes can have significant defects that you may not notice within thirty days or even a year. Therefore,&nbsp;I highly recommend a professional inspection.&nbsp;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.&nbsp;By putting in your ZIP code in the "Find a Home Inspector" block in the upper right corner of the ASHI&nbsp;home page,&nbsp;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. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 2013-11-18T18:27:00Z Thank you all experts for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ Thank you all experts for your&nbsp;answers. I appreciate it. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 2013-11-18T22:11:00Z Speaking from the point of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 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. &nbsp;This allows the builder the chance to remedy any and all deficiencies prior to closing. &nbsp;.<br/><br/>A home inspectors main job is to provide you with peace of mind. Take advantage of their expertise.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Congratulations on your new home. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services :) Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 2013-11-18T19:04:00Z When I bought my brand new ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ When I bought my brand new home a few years ago, we had an inspection.&nbsp; The builder was present at the inspection.&nbsp; 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?"&nbsp; He could not! Guess what?&nbsp; The electrician had left out a switch that control one of the lights in the room.&nbsp; Fortunately all the wires were there. It was fixed before we closed.<br/><br/>Many inspectors will do multiple inspection during the construction process, but a least it never hurts to have a pre-close inspection. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:46:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 2013-11-18T16:46:00Z Always get an inspection ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 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. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Home-inspection-advice-on-brand-new-town-home/519364/ 2013-11-18T14:05:00Z