After purchasing your home builder's model home, the new construction phase is exciting and filled with anticipation. You've signed the contract and construction is about to start. What do you do? You need to make sure that your home is built correct.

What is correct?

The first thing that commonly comes to mind is the home being built to 'Code.' In a general sense, the code issue is reviewed by the governing municipality. Commonly they have inspectors that look for your house to be built to code.

By the way, the 'Code' is only the MINIMUM set of standards. Kind of scary to realize that your new home is only being inspected to a minimum set of standards. You would have a fit if your children were taught to a minimum set of standards. The bar is not being set too high here.

The most important factor when your new home builder or general contractor starts construction of your model home is having a game plan. Ask your self these questions: Do I understand the new home building process? No, truly ask yourself! Do I REALLY understand the new home building process? Can I tell if my new home is being built to today's standards?

If your answer is not a definitive yes; you should consider choosing between one of the following options.

Home inspector or not
One solution is to hire a home inspector with experience reviewing the new construction home building process of your new home. This type of inspection process is not the same creature that you may have experienced when purchasing an existing home. Fees for this type of service will be at least $500. Multiple visits along with fully documented reports at specific milestones during construction process are necessary. The trick here is to make sure that your inspector understands the finer elements of the new construction process.

There are three likely pit falls with the home inspector route. First, in an effort to prove his worth, the report is filled with issues that don't matter much. The concern here is provoking and creating an adversarial relationship with your new home builder or construction company. Second, issues which are truly important in the construction and ultimately performance of your house are missed in the process. The third and final area of concern lies with accountability. Home inspectors do not guarantee or provide a warranty for the accuracy of their services.

Is there another way?

There sure is; just to do it yourself. I know what you're thinking. Hold on there partner, don't you remember the questions asked at the top? Of course I do. This is where with a little help, you can take the bull by the horns and make sure the work is completed correctly yourself. It is possible for you to manage this task.

What if you had a step by step process? What about a process that not only tells you what to look for, but when to look for it? And, how about a process that even provides photographs as examples of what to look for. With all of that, I'm confident that you'll have the skills necessary to make sure your new home is built to today's standards.

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