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New Construction MUSTS – Blue Tape = FILM

During a punch list “party” (we call it a party but it really isn’t) you MUST take time to film the house before the workers start their repairs. What I am talking about here is that you will use blue tape to mark the walls where you want the paint and sheetrock touched up. There […]

Tips for avoiding surprise defects

A homebuyer in the hills above Oakland, Calif., recently closed on a home that matched her wish list almost perfectly, which is as good as it gets. Before closing, the new home was inspected and no major defects were discovered. The buyer had plans for upgrading, starting with removing all the wall-to-wall carpets. But when […]

How to Use a Video Tape During a Punch List in New Construction

When you purchase a new home, you do a punch list with the builder noting paint, sheetrock, trim and other items that need to be repaired before closing. You as the buyer and the builder (via his superintendent) will sign a list of things to be done between this time and closing, and unfortunately sometimes […]

Punch List Video Traps Builder Removing Blue Tape Without Doing the Work

Punch List Video Traps Builder Removing Blue Tape Without Doing the Work When you purchase a new home, you do a punch list with the builder noting paint, sheetrock, trim and other items that need to be repaired before closing. You as the buyer and the builder (via his superintendent) will sign a list of […]