Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preparing for your walk-through

Buyers of new homes can avoid a lot of the worries that used home buyers have to think about – from mold and moisture issues, to broken appliances and unsightly interior d├ęcor.

A new home is just that…new!  Your closing walk-through will be dramatically different as you’ll be inspecting brand new products, construction and interior selections.

To make this process even easier, here are a few things to look for during your walk-through. Your pre-planning will make it easier on your builder to address any concerns before the closing.

 Windows and Doors – Open and close all windows and doors. Make sure they are easy to operate and sealed.

Flooring – Make sure carpet is pulled tight with no gaps. If you have tile or hardwood check for any signs of chips or cracks.

Walls – Check paint for any missed spots.  Check the walls, molding and baseboards.

Appliances and Operators– Review appliances to ensure all are included as promised in your contract.  Test the doorbell and garage door opener.

Your final walk-through is a great time to become familiar with your new home. Ask your builder about how the home operates and how you can better maintain your new home.

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