Should Buyers Get a Home Inspection with New Construction

Collier Swecker video blogs about how many home buyers who are purchasing a new construction home should get an independent home inspection prior to closing. I have talked to numerous home inspectors over the last few years who have indicated that they have seen a vast increase in the amount of repairs needed with new construction, due mainly to builders cutting corners to save a few dollars. There are many excellent builders and even when hiring those builders you should protect your steep investment buy spending a few hundred dollars for an independent review of the home. If you have any questions or comments about getting a home inspection when you purchase a new construction home, email me at or visit my website at

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About Collier Swecker

Collier Swecker is a licensed real estate broker, attorney, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. He is the founding partner of the Mega Agent Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Advantage which ranks as one of the top selling real estate teams in Alabama. Collier also acts as a business and marketing consultant for small business start-ups.

Collier graduated from Auburn University (B.A., 1998), Cumberland School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2002) and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (Masters of Law in Taxation, 2003). Collier was the principal partner of the law firm Swecker and Sparks LLC for 3 years before leaving the law practice for real estate development and sales.

Collier is a native of Yorktown, Virginia and currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife, Amanda Capps Swecker. Collier & Amanda are the proud parents to a beautiful daughter, Julia Abigayle. They have one dog named Kramer.

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