If you’re building a new home in the DFW metropolitan area, here’s something important to consider: Our housing market is on fire! The latest census data shows that the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan statistical area issued more than 34,000 housing permits in 2017 — second in the nation only to Houston. This is also important to understand if you built a new home nearly a year ago because your one-year builder’s warranty is about to expire.
Here’s an important reason you should take note: High housing demand in the Dallas area puts builders under pressure to deliver fast. It also means that city inspectors, contractors, subcontractors, and construction pros are under pressure to meet their deadlines. Haste makes waste, which is why you should engage a reliable, experienced home inspector twice— once before you take the keys and again two to three months before your one-year builder warranty expires. Continue Reading