When the builder completes your home, they contact the city inspectors to complete their final inspections. When the city inspectors sign off, the builder is ready for your “walk through.” This is the time when the builder meets the homeowner at the new home and “walks” the homeowner through the home allowing the homeowner to inspect the home.
The city inspection doesn’t mean that the home is perfect. The city inspectors verify that the building is built within code. This inspection doesn’t include any of the areas that a real estate home inspector would check. Checking for cosmetic flaws, functional issues, and scratched floors are specialties for a professional home inspector. Also, it is not uncommon for a new home to have 10 to 30 items that need attention by the builder.