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5 Common Mistakes found in Newly Constructed Homes

  • 16 min read

Just because it’s “New” doesn’t mean it’s done right.

When your heart, soul and financial future are tied into a brand new home, you want it to be built right and last for generations to come. Most homeowners expect impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail, and a flawless living space in their brand new properties. However, even the most experienced builders and contractors can inadvertently make mistakes, or omit important steps when constructing new homes. By identifying these pitfalls (generally found during the series of home inspections) homebuyers, homeowners, and even builders themselves can become more aware and proactive in ensuring the quality and longevity of newly built homes. Here are 5 common Mistakes that are regularly found by Inspector Jo during the inspection phases of newly constructed homes.

Celebrate Pride Month with Jo, Your Trusted Queer Home Inspector

  • 4 min read

These days, it can be hard enough to find qualified and licensed professionals to hire for work, without the added stress many members of the LGBT community experience of trying to decipher if that worker will allow you to feel safe and respected in your own home. As a woman in a trades business and a member of the LGBT community, Inspector Jo personally understands the daily struggle of trying to be respected and treated equally by the world around them. Let Jo’s expertise and inclusive approach make your home inspection experience exceptional.

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The Importance of a Home Inspection for Future Homebuyers

  • 6 min read

Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your life. As a home inspector, I know how tempting it can be to skip the home inspection to save a little money or time, especially in this high speed high cost current housing market. However, skipping a home inspection can be a risky move that can end up costing you much more in the long run.

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11th Month Home Inspection

  • 2 min read

The purpose of an 11th month inspection is to ensure that the home is in good condition and that any issues or defects that have occurred during the first year of occupancy are identified and addressed. It is crucial to schedule this inspection BEFORE the end date of the homes builder warranty. The inspector will typically check the same systems and components that were inspected during the original new home inspection, including the structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, appliances, and overall workmanship of the property.

New Construction Inspections

  • 2 min read

A new home inspection typically consists of an examination of the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, and overall workmanship of the property. The inspector will check for any issues or defects that may have occurred during the construction process, such as improper installation of electrical or plumbing systems, or structural issues. The inspector will also check and evaluate the overall quality of the construction.