Does a brand new home construction require maintenance?

Building or buying a brand new home doesn’t automatically eliminate the need for maintenance. The owner of a brand new home should:

1 Obtain copies of all warranty and service agreements. This will include the builder warranty, appliances, certain building materials, pest control and other products or services related to the home. Be sure to obtain these at or before closing.

2 Read and understand what is required to keep the warranty in place so he or she does not inadvertently void the warranty.

3 Understand who to contact should a problem arise. Always put any request for service in writing, especially when dealing with new construction

4 Establish a preventative maintenance schedule.

5 Keep a file for the life of the home. Similar to buying a car, having a record of maintenance and repairs performed on the home can demonstrate caring and concern that later helps a home sell.