What should you be looking for? 

Are all newly built homes perfect? While they are new, we can all argue that no home is ever "perfect". When buying any home, we always recommend getting a home inspection performed by a professional licensed home inspector. I have provided a few questions you can ask yourself when going through a home. What you are looking for is how 'well' the home was built.  But you should also consider the items you can't see that are relevant to the home buying process. 

  • What is the reputation of the builder?
  • Is this the first home this builder has built? 
  • Does the builder provide a 1-year Builder's Warranty?
    Assuming yes, ensure you read what is included in the warranty. (Tip: Do not assume they will fix anything especially if it is not in the Warranty)
  • Are there cracks in the drywall? 
  • Does the fireplace turn on? Does the fireplace blower work? 
  • Is there attic access? 
  • Was a radon mitigation system installed? Does that matter to you? 
  • Did landscaping and underground sprinklers get installed and were they winterized? 
  • Was the siding installed correctly? Do you notice any major gaps in the siding? 
  • Are dings, cracks, dents a deal breaker? They should not be a deal breaker but should be pointed out for a builder to fix. 
  • .........and more 
Of course, there are many MORE questions to ask when looking at a new construction home. As a New Home Specialist and and Residential Construction Certified, I would be happy to provide my two cents at any home you are looking at. I also have had the pleasure in overseeing a few development projects here in Bozeman. Don't hesitate to reach out. 

Tamara Williams 
(406) 223-6823 

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