Halifax Chronicle Herald
Weinstein: Buying a home is one of the most expensive purchases most people make - all the more reason to do your homework and avoid possible snafus. A common mistake made by new homebuyers is assuming that everything in their house will work perfectly because it's brand new. No matter how precise and careful builders are, there is no such thing as a perfect house, according to residential Realtors. Problems always crop up, even though all the essential items are on the builder's punch list ( a list of all the things the builder must complete before closing).