New Residential Structures (NRS)
Buying a new house is very exciting! But who is representing your interests at this important time? Even though a house is new, it can have incomplete items, leaks or other problems. Getting a home inspection on your new house will put it through it’s paces. Did you know that even though the county provides inspections, they likely will not enter and inspect the crawlspace, or operate the heating cooling and plumbing fixtures, among other things. Buying a new house without an inspection is like buying a new car without taking a test drive first.
As of July 2017, all new residential construction home inspections must be inspected by a Virginia state licensed home inspector with the New Residential Structures (NRS) certificate. Eric Babcock has the NRS designation, and can be verified at DPOR’s website.
It’s important for new houses to be independently and objectively inspected. Home Inspex works exclusively for the home buyer, and not for the builder, realtors or the county. Protecting our clients interests is our highest priority.
Typically a new house is inspected prior to closing and often just before the final walk through with the builder.
Inspecting your new house can catch small problems before they develop into big ones. And protecting your most valuable asset (your house) gives you piece of mind, and is a sound and recommended financial decision.
Please contact us to inspect your new house.