Buying a new home cautions.
"Luxury Condo - You Deserve the Best." Maybe you do but this is not a promise to deliver. Slick ads and fast talk can give the wrong impression.
"Minutes from the Beach" could be 55 minutes. That handsome couple on the sand might be miles away.
"Top Brand Name Appliances" may turn out to be just that, but they can be the very bottom of the popular manufacturer's product line.
The Walk-Through and occupancy.
The walk-through is when the buyer tours the premises with the contractor and is asked to approve and sign off acceptance. Many people aren't prepared for this and the 30 minute walk-through can easily result in missing very costly discoveries until after possession.
If safe and permitted make several critical pre-walk-through tours.
Take along a pad, pen and checklist to note concerns and questions to ask.
Have a knowledgeable friend tag along to help find deficiencies.
Carefully look for flaws, inferior work or product, and omissions.
Photos can come in handy for work that will be covered up. For example pictures of all walls with the wiring and plumbing completed, but before drywall application, can be very useful. You may later wish to drill holes, attach objects or resolve a structural problem. It is a permanent record of what lies hidden.