Selling your home when your yard isn’t at its best?

January 26, 2022
home inspections in pittsburg ca - Bruce Croskey Real Estate

Some might tell you that because your Pittsburg home will be newly constructed, you don’t need an inspection.

But you do. The truth is, not every newly constructed house is well constructed. Some have corner-cutting defects while others have honest mistakes that can cause trouble later.

A case in point is the story of an inspector who discovered that some of the heat vents in a new home had no heat ducts behind them. They were screwed to the drywall just “for show.”

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Another inspector crawled into the attic of a new home and discovered that the vent pipe from the bathroom had not been installed. It was laying there, ready to go, but no one had taken time to connect it. Had he not found that oversight, before long the attic would have begun to mold due to the moisture coming from the bathroom fan.

Inspectors look at everything with an unbiased eye and will tell you if a problem is minor or if it should be corrected before you sign the closing papers. The few hundred dollars of expense could save you many thousands – or save you from purchasing a house that is poorly built.
So yes, you DO need an inspection on a new home. And if your home is still under construction, it’s wise to have your inspector take a look at various stages – while he or she can still see what’s going on underneath the siding, wall-board, and flooring.

Whether you’re looking for a pre-owned home or new construction, give me a call. I’d love to show you what’s available in your price range and in your preferred (city) neighborhoods.

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