Answer by Julie · Jan 16 at 04:31 PM
It certainly can't hurt - but it's not mandatory. While having a resale home inspected prior to purchase is considered pretty much a necessity- but it's different with a new home offered by a builder or a custom home. Whether or not you hire a third-party inspector to check the home prior to closing, new homes typically have undergone a series of rigorous inspections during the building process to ensure it meets the builder’s high standards and today’s tighter building codes. Typically, a new home is inspected at key points by both the builder and a local city or county building inspector. Here's a comprehensive article on this topic. However - another set of eye's can't hurt and if it gives you a sense of confidence - then go for it. Another point of view can be read here which gives many reasons to employ your own inspector.
Answer by Patricia Garcia · Feb 03 at 05:20 PM
Here's another article that might be helpful in deciding if you should get a third-party inspection of your new home: https://www.newhomesource.com/resourcecenter/articles/is-a-home-inspector-right-for-you-part-one
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