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Photos from new construction inspections, part VI

It’s once again time for my annual blog post that stresses the importance of new construction inspections.[...]

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part V

I’ve compiled new-construction defect photos from the past six years into this one gigantic blog post.  If you’re in the market for a new home and you’re not sure if a home inspection is worth doing, please look through these photos.  If[...]

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Minnesota Home Builder Won’t Allow Attic Inspections, My Two Cents on the Matter

I'm writing this post as somewhat of a rebuttal to that document because while many of the points made by the builder are valid, many of them aren't.[...]

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part IV

New homes should be inspected by private home inspectors. It's been one day short of a year since my last post on new construction home inspections, so it's time for another.[...]

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part III

“You'd be wasting your money if you hired a home inspector. This is a brand new house that has been inspected dozens of times by the city of Perfectville, and they're especially picky. If there was anything wrong,[...]

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New Construction Tip: Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management

My latest beef with new home builders is poor water management at the exterior of homes, which is mostly about three different things all done at the same time: concentrating a lot of water to one location, no gutters, and[...]

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Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part II

Just like the orthodontist will tell you your kid needs braces, the home inspector is going to say you need a home inspection. I get it. That's why I try to direct people on the phone to my blog; if[...]

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“You’re wasting your money on a home inspection, and we’re not going to fix anything.”

That’s what a local builder told one of my customers.  The home buyer hired me to inspect her new single family home before she finalized the purchase, and the builder apparently didn’t want to end up dealing with any hassles.[...]

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Photos From New Construction Inspections

I could wax on and on about how important home inspections are for new construction, especially if the builder tells you that a private home inspection isn't necessary, but I've found that photos are far more convincing than anything I[...]

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Attic Problems On A New Construction Home

No matter how good the builder, even new construction homes can have problems. Every new home should be privately inspected, and every attic should be accessed.[...]

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