I highly recommend all of my clients have an independent inspection, sewer scope and radon test before they move into any new build home. A few key points. One is it is easier to get the builder to complete the repairs or adjustments before you close on the home. The second part is everyone makes mistakes so just because the home is new does not mean things were not missed. Also the sewer scope is key as I have seen a few in the last year that have had damaged lines. Most builders are very good at making things right but it is good to be ahead and have knowledge by your side.
It is exciting to get your new home under contract. Now begins a process of steps of diligence and discovery to make sure everything checks out ok. If you have a loan the buyer needs to stay in touch with their lender closely. The first week is gathering many of the documents needed to verify employment and funds and banking. You will also schedule a home inspection and we also recommend a sewer scope and radon test to all our buyers. They buyer must also verify insurance coverages on the property and then the final step is the appraisal that your lender will order. Lots of moving parts that we help manage step by step for our buyers to make the process as smooth as possible.