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URGENT : Should I have an inspection done on model house I bought?

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[OP]
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Apr 26, 2010
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URGENT : Should I have an inspection done on model house I bought?

Hey guys!

I still have 2 days to have an inspection done on a house I bought 13 days ago.

Here's the house:
http://www.remax-quebec.com/fr/maison-a ... 566710.rmx

We didn't have it built, it's actually a model house.

The builder has a good reputation and I questioned the neighbor (who also has some experience in construction) who had his house built by this builder and had nothing but good words for the builder saying they were very perfectionist and all.


I understand there's a small risk of there being an problem but the house has a 5 years warranty... The thing is I really don't want to throw away ~1,000$.

Should I still have an inspection done? Would you?


Thanks!
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Deal Addict
Aug 12, 2004
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100% yes.

Model homes may have defects you may not notice, as they tend to be rushed first to be able to show to prospective buyers.

Just because it is a brand new house and you think they might be nice guys, does not mean it is defect free. Get an inspector and get any potential issues fixed under warranty. You are spending 450K, an extra 1K for a house inspection is well worth being secure (mine was like 400$)
[OP]
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Apr 26, 2010
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Well... I'm not too proud of myself but I just looked at the offer form and it was accepted and signed by the builder on January 31th.

The contract says I have 15 days to have the house inspected after that the condition was void... So I suspect at this point the condition is already void.

Is it still worth it to have the inspection done at this point?
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Sep 8, 2007
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Yes still worthwhile. As any defects still likely have to be repaired by the builder under a new house warranty which I'm assuming Quebec has. It would seem you just can't break the deal for something that comes in the inspection...Which is probably fine as you want the house correct?
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Apr 26, 2010
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cartfan123 wrote: Yes still worthwhile. As any defects still likely have to be repaired by the builder under a new house warranty which I'm assuming Quebec has. It would seem you just can't break the deal for something that comes in the inspection...Which is probably fine as you want the house correct?
Exactly - we really want it and don't think the inspection could have bring up something to make me want to cancel the transaction.

And yes - it has a 5 years new house warranty.

So even though the 15 days is passed, if I get and inspection done next week. the builder would still have to make the repairs - right?

Thanks!
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Jan 19, 2008
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I don't think that there is a warranty on a model home

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