In July of this year, the CCB started to require that builders offer a one year warranty on all new construction homes. The details of the policy change are available at the CCB website.
There are still several options for new construction homes for buyers in the Salem area. Just know that now you should be receiving a written warranty from the builder. I think the most important thing is to remember that builders only have to build homes to good workmanship quality. If you are incredibly picky, they don’t have to cater to your every whim. It just needs to meet industry standards. Keep that in mind when choosing a builder.
I am always surprised at how many buyers want to buy a new construction home because “it will have no problems.” It is a fallacy that new construction homes are perfect. They never will be because homes are built by less than perfect humans. Whether the defect is a big deal or not, is a matter for the buyer to decide.
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