What You Need to Do Before Moving Into a Newly Built Home
March 10, 2020 | Kirk Callender
Moving into a newly built home can be an incredibly exciting experience. After all, you and your family will be the only people who ever lived there, and that means that the home was basically built for you. However, that doesn’t mean that moving into a newly built home comes without risks, and there can be plenty of unique challenges that come with moving into new construction. Here are three things you should do before moving into your newly built home.
Get an Inspection
According to BTS Home Inspections, a general home inspection will help reveal any issues in the home that can make it unsafe to live in. Make sure to get an inspection from a neutral third party who is paid by you and who has no relation to the construction company. This will ensure that you get an unbiased, neutral opinion about the state of your new home. Furthermore, you should make sure that your construction contract requires that the construction company fix any issues where the inspection turns up. Otherwise, you could be on the hook for major repairs.
Arranging utilities never seems like it should cause that much grief, but remember, you’ve probably never set them up before! Utilities include quite a few things, including electric, gas, water, cable, internet and more. According to Moving.com, you should make sure that your new construction is prepared for the installation of these utilities, and consult with all necessary vendors throughout the process so you know when you have to pick up the phone and call these utility companies in order to be ready to move in at the date of your choosing.
Arrange a Walk Through
The construction company should be more than willing to help you be comfortable in your new home. This means that a construction manager should be happy to walk you through your new home when construction is completed. Make sure to walk through with a critical eye and seek out any potential problem spots that don’t meet your liking. If there are issues, bring them up right away, before you move in.
Moving into a new home isn’t easy, and there are many potential challenges. Fortunately, with time, knowledge and proper preparation, you should be ready to go. A new home can be a fantastic purchase for you and your family. Just make sure you know what you are getting into before you actually sign the paperwork!