New Homes

What you need to know about purchasing a new home

After countless hours of searching and looking at houses you’ve finally decided to go with brand new one. Congratulations! Buying a new house is a very wise choice. The fact is houses have never been built better, safer or more efficient than they are today. A well built new home should provide years of comfort, convenience and happiness.

So, it’s new, surely you don’t need a new house inspection do you?

The fact is a house is a very complex machine. Hundreds of people will assemble thousands of items to produce the final product you will be paying for every month for the next 30 years.

Realistically, things get missed and forgotten during construction. Builders, no matter how competent or diligent, will miss things. This is simply inevitable given the tight profit margins they must work under in today’s highly competitive new house market.

But the county building official inspects the house as it’s being built so I don’t need a new house inspection do I?

True, county building inspectors will oversee the general construction of your new house. But, like most things with government agencies these days, there are budgets to meet and in the end something must suffer. If we can barely manage to fund schools for our children or police to keep us safe how much effort do you really think goes into any individual house?

So, what does a new house inspection from Island Local Home Inspections cover?

Your new house will be inspected from top to bottom. The following are the general systems that will be evaluated:

  • Building Envelope
  • Structural Components
  • Roof and Gutters
  • Site Grading and Drainage
  • Crawl Space
  • Attic
  • Interior
  • Appliances
  • Heating and Air-Conditioning System
  • Electrical System
  • Plumbing System

So, once you realize how valuable a new house inspection is, why use Island Local Home Inspections?

I have performed thousands of new house inspections over the past 20 years. I work with many builders, property developers, and local real estate agents that deal exclusively with new houses. Island Local Home Inspections has the experience and knowledge to provide you with a thorough new house inspection.

Home Inspection Checklist

My reports are clearly worded and include pictures and easy-to-understand terminology. I don’t hand you 20 pages of illegible handwritten comments and confusing checkboxes. Each report is written by me and only contains information specific to YOUR house.

Home Inspection Sample Report

For an example of what to expect on the report after the inspection, take a look at a sample report. You will find pictures and easy to understand comments about the items I found. I really try to write the reports in non-technical, easy to comprehend terms that will help you understand your prospective house.

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