Just because you’re purchasing a luxury home doesn’t mean you should neglect a professional home inspection. Quite the opposite in fact; you should have a professional inspection performed on all aspects of your luxury home. This is a large purchase and knowing all you can about the property before signing on the dotted line means you are prepared for replacements or issues in the future or can negotiate repairs and replacements now.
Inspections are new construction or existing homes are a little bit different. New construction homes can have serious construction defects especially those on a custom home rather than tract homes. Builders, workers and developers become familiar with the floor plans, wiring and plumbing when they construct numerous similar homes at a time. Custom homes are quite different and can have defects that of been simply overlooked due to the lack of familiarity. Attention to detail needs to be at the top of the priority list so finding an inspector that deals with custom luxury homes is a must-have. There is immense complexity with the construction of today’s custom luxury home and the margin of error can be incalculable. Misunderstanding can affect the design and construction of the home especially if the home is several thousand square feet.
Something to consider especially in building a new custom luxury home is several inspections throughout the home building process. Codes, building permits, and construction all need to be taken serious when building a custom home.
But what if the home it has already been constructed? If you’re buying a resell luxury home you may find deferred maintenance. Even though the majority of materials and features can be high-end in a luxury home, previous homeowners may feel it unnecessary for maintenance or upkeep. Heating and cooling system filters may never have been serviced and water heaters can be leaking in rooms that homeowners never enter. Just because a home carries a high price tag doesn’t always mean it’s in perfect condition.
Additional inspections can also be required when purchasing a luxury custom home in Port Royal. If the inspector suggests an additional inspection either on septic, sewer, roofing, electrical, past or plumbing, we highly recommend spending the extra few dollars to have a professional inspection performed. This can save you thousands of dollars in the future.
Your home is your investment and being as informed as possible on the construction and quality of craftsmanship is essential for lifelong enjoyment of your home. Call us today if you’re interested in learning more about a luxury home inspection, touring any Port Royal homes for sale or having a home inspection before your home is listed.