3rd party home inspection for new construction

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Hi Folks, I am buying a new construction from DR HORTON in Austin which will be ready by end of this month. I live in Singapore, so I won’t be going to do a buyer walkthrough. My real estate agent is going to do that on my behalf. Given that this is a new construction and there will be a warranty on the home, does it make sense to spent more on an independent, 3rd party agency to do the home inspection? Would love to hear from the pros here. Cheers Suren.

omg yes! Absolutely...please do an inspection. Just because it's 'NEW' doesn't mean there's not something wrong with it. It'll be the best $350 you ever spent...

Agent doesnt get paid unless you settle .  

get the 3rd party 

The only person with your best interest in mind is you. Get the third party inspection. You could spend $300-$500 per inspection for your next three homes and have them come back clean. On the fourth house, that inspection could find an issue that gives you the chance to back out, saving you thousands of dollars, making all of your money back on the prior inspections. Well worth it for your peace of mind.

I’m an agent and I always recommend that my clients get an inspection. It’s so cheap and there’s really no reason not to do it.

Jordan Moorhead, Real Estate Agent in MN (#40542303)

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