It’s time—you’re ready to sign the paperwork making you the owner of a newly built home! Although you’ve done the walkthroughs and you are ready to move in, you need to take just one more step. But it’s an important one.
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you’ve done one more inspection of the home (we know, SO many inspections) to make sure everything in your contract is to spec and to catch any last-minute fixes that are needed. A pre-closing inspection will ensure that your new home is exactly what you wanted. To help you inspect your new home, we’ve created a checklist of things to keep in mind before you head to the closing table.
Keep in mind that this list includes reminders for the home’s interiors, exteriors and everything in between.
First Things First
Before you head out to inspect your home, make sure you bring the following items:
You want your home to look great, but you should also make sure that it is structurally sound and that there are no holes on the outside of your home or loose shingles on the roof. Here’s a quick list of items to check before you close on your home:
Walk through your new home as though you were living there. Open the doors, cabinets and windows, and view the house from the street during the day and in the evening. Go up and down stairs if you have them. Doing simple things from your everyday life will help you understand how your new home will live; you don’t want to deal with squeaky floors, a stuck drawer or other inconveniences. That’s part of why you purchased a new home, so use this list to make sure your new home’s interior is in the best shape that it can be:
Windows and Doors
This checklist will get you closer to closing on your new home. Don’t be afraid to discuss anything on the list with your builder. Once you have checked off everything on this list, you’ll be ready to close on your beautiful new home.