Builder's new home warranty- Did inspection find problems ?

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Old 09-14-2020, 10:58 AM
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Default Builder's new home warranty- Did inspection find problems ?

For the many of you who have bought new home construction south of Rt 44-- - Did you hire someone to inspect your new home before the 1 year warranty period ended ? Were problems discovered that had to be fixed? Did you wait until the year was almost up ? We're planning to wait until at least 60 days before our closing anniversary. Will also try to hire someone who knows what to look at and where to look.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:27 AM
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I would recommend you call Frank D'Angelo, 352-250-7818, and get on his inspection schedule, so he can do your inspection before the warranty expires. There are other inspectors, but he is one of the most popular and probably the best. He will find items to fix and the builder will take all of his comments seriously.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:48 AM
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we had an inspector come about 3 months before the year was up...
everything was fixed rather quickly...some days we had multiple people showing up
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I think that depends on your background. My husband inspected our house over the course of the year and we called warranty and had the issues resolved. He does have experience with building, electrical, plumbing etc so we decided he could do his own. If this is not your expertise then I would suggest hiring Frank.
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Have your home inspected. This provides documentation by a third party as to the problems found.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:38 PM
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I think that depends on your background. My husband inspected our house over the course of the year and we called warranty and had the issues resolved. He does have experience with building, electrical, plumbing etc so we decided he could do his own. If this is not your expertise then I would suggest hiring Frank.



Agree. We did our own years ago and nothing has surprised us since..
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Do you do a home inspection before closing on a new built home?
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Do you do a home inspection before closing on a new built home?

You can, but you have one year to turn issues in..........so wait and see if other issues arise.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:19 PM
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It's cheap money to have it inspected and they provide a nice binder with photos and they contact the warranty dept to line up correctives for you. For me they found cracks in ceiling (I wouldn't have noticed) and more surprising they found missing shingles and each stink pipe had the lead wrapped clear over the top of the pipe so the toilets struggled to get air to flush. I was never going to be on the roof to notice this. I asked the builder person who came out to fix all of the items, I said did they build my house on a Friday? He said nope they all have these same missing or incomplete items. - bottom line spend the $ and get it looked at prior to the 1 year new home warranty expires.
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You can, but you have one year to turn issues in..........so wait and see if other issues arise.
I agree. But, if your AC stops working, your power is off, your toilets are overflowing, and your roof is leaking, I wouldn't wait too long.
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For the many of you who have bought new home construction south of Rt 44-- - Did you hire someone to inspect your new home before the 1 year warranty period ended ? Were problems discovered that had to be fixed? Did you wait until the year was almost up ? We're planning to wait until at least 60 days before our closing anniversary. Will also try to hire someone who knows what to look at and where to look.
You can wait until the last 30-60 days for the inspection but you need to call and get that date confirmed with the inspector. When we did it, the first one I called was booked up for a couple months. Use an inspector rather than doing it yourself. You can always point out your concerns to him.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:04 AM
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I agree Frank D’Angelo was great but call and get yourself on his schedule well ahead of time. He found a window needed to be replaced even down to nails missing on the roof. Certainly get the inspection , you won’t be sorry
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I am purchasing a villa soon and need to have it inspected quickly. Would appreciate any recommendations
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:28 AM
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knew frank but he was busy & recommended tom comer who did a great job for us
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:42 AM
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Get it lined up well in advance. The inspectors are pretty booked.
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