Homeowners enjoy watching the home come together, from pouring the foundation to framing and watching the home take shape. Once the home has drywall, they start to visualize themselves living in the space and how they’ll use it — imagining what furniture goes where and how they’ll entertain friends and family there.
New Homeowners spend a good bit of time designing the home to be unique to their family needs and tastes so seeing it all come together is rewarding for them.
Your new home will be inspected periodically during the course of construction. In addition to mandated inspections for code compliance, your builder may conduct quality checks at critical points in the process. (In the story above, we point out when these inspections typically take place.) The idea is to catch as many potential problems as possible before construction is finished, though some issues may not surface until you’ve lived in the home for a period of time.
Most buyers are interested in tracking the progress of their new homes – whether that be via email communication from the builder, drive by’s or even through the use of drones. Before you head to the homesite unannounced, talk to your builder early on about attending inspections, with or without your real-estate agent. Even if your presence is not required, it’s an opportunity to learn more about what’s behind the walls of your new home and how everything works. If you’re planning to hire your own inspector to do an additional review of the home, notify your builder prior to the start of construction.
Working with the builder who’ll construct your new home is the fifth of six steps to your new home. In our New Home Guide, you’ll find helpful and inspiring articles, slideshows and videos that will make your new home journey easier and more rewarding.