The Complete New Construction Home Inspection Checklist

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When buying a new construction home, you are the first owner. It’s exciting to think about buying a property where the bathrooms are pristine, there are no stains on the carpet, and there are no “weird tricks” to open any doors. When the home reaches completion and closing is nearing, there is typically a home inspection on the property. To help you navigate this process, we would like to share the complete new construction home inspection checklist. This guide will help you to look for any issues that may still need attention.

Purchasing new provides you with the comfort and assurance that you have the most up to date building, safety, and efficiency standards today’s lifestyles demand. You can have peace of mind knowing that your home comes with a warranty, and everything is at the start of its life-span. No stress, no headache. When getting a home inspection, the areas that are most important to inspect are the following:

  • Foundation
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Proper installation of cabinets, fireplaces, doors, and windows
  • Proper drainage (especially in the PNW!)

While everything in the home is new and should be installed and operating correctly, It is always essential for a buyer to conduct a home inspection to ensure that the home does not have any deficiency that went unchecked in the building process. Many buyers think that if the home is new, there would be no reason for an inspection. That is a common misconception because even though the home did pass city inspections, some items are not included in the permitting process, so they should be examined separately for issues.

Any qualified inspector will assess the home, inform you of any items that need attention and provide you with a repair solution. Since each new construction home is unique and subject to its own set of challenges, working with a builder whom you trust is the key to ensuring that your home looks and feels great and is built to last.

At MN Custom Homes, we welcome all of our buyers to conduct an inspection, and we encourage them to check our work! We are proud of the new construction homes we build and always want the buyer to feel great about their home purchase. MN Custom Homes are constructed by the highest building standards, with long-lasting materials so that your home feels brand new for years to come. You can also have peace of mind knowing that your home comes with a warranty, and everything is at the start of its life-span. No stress, no headache.

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