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What you should know about new construction warranties

   

Builders can have slightly different warranties

She further explained that builders typically offer a warranty that covers the home “bumper to bumper” within the first year. “The systems like the dishwasher, the microwave, the water heater, the HVAC, also come with their own warranty or a manufacturer’s warranty,” she said, adding that a good agent will go over those warranties with a buyer to ensure they understand their coverage and what the buyer must do to protect their systems. “It’s important for them to fill out those warranties.”

Get a home inspection before you move into your new home and request an 11-month walk-through for any fixes that may need to occur.

Get a home inspection and an 11-month walk-through

Know what must be maintained as a homeowner

Wait until the first year is up to make updates

It’s important to work with a real estate agent who understands the new construction process.

Work with an agent who understands new construction

Thinking about building a new home?

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