In both new and older homes, the best way to ensure that you are well informed about the strengths and weaknesses of a property is to have us give you a professional home inspection. We are trained to identify problem areas both small and large that may have been overlooked by the previous owners and to identify which require immediate attention.
Whether you are selling your home on your own or using a realtor, its always a prudent idea to have a professional home inspection. Knowledge is power. All homes have strengths and weaknesses: I will help you answer how serious the problems are and which must be immediately addressed and which can wait. The more you know about your home, the more prepared you will be for negotiation.
Most new construction homes come with some form of builder warranty. Some warranties are required by law, others may just be a common builder practice in a particular market. In Washington state, it is common to be offered a 1-year warranty on a new home, sometimes with an extended warranty on certain systems for longer times. These warranties are usually pretty broad and cover construction defects during the initial period of your ownership. Make sure you get defects and issues fixed before your warranty expires.
Small or large, most new construction homes need some sort of attention to prevent a safety hazard or a potentially significant financial investment if not tended to in a timely manner. With new construction a list of corrections can be just that, a simple punch list with photos to assist the buyer and contractor to ensure all details were corrected by the time of the final walk through. Also, since the home is new, systems and appliances haven't been thoroughly tested or used to ensure they are functioning properly before you move in.
The requirements for government guaranteed loans on manufactured housing changed to include a permanent foundation. It is required that foundations be certified by a licensed professional engineer to be in compliance with HUD-7584 (Permanent Foundation Guide for Manufactured Housing).
This applies to FHA and VA.
As a result, many private lenders offering conventional loans have added this as a requirement for their loans. We have partnered with the engineers at Harrison Engineering to provide these certificates. The process takes approximately 3-5 days with rush service available. Ordering a Foundation Certification is easy. Please contact us, then simply complete our online order form and our team will immediately go to work for you.