In my area, which I consider to be the Denver Metro. (Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams and Boulder Counties) Every home sale whether a new build or 100 year old historical home needs to have a sewer scope. I cannot say it enough just pay and get it done.
I’ve covered the topic of sewer scopes and whether you should order a sewer inspection when buying a home many times over the years as a real estate blogger but it never gets old. People seem to shy away and think it’s ok to skip it and take their chances.
I’ve seen a brand new home with a broken main sewer line. The landscaping and grading crew separated the line while backfilling the house. The owner that just had the house built was being transferred and needed to sell quickly so it was a good deal for my buyer. I insisted my buyer client have the $200 sewer scope inspection. They thought I was wasting their money. The sewer line was separated by nearly a foot and there was a huge sink hole forming under the sewer line from all the water seeping into the ground. It was a $4,000 repair. My clients were very happy they paid the $200 fee to have the line scoped.
I agree that the market is fast paced and booming at the moment but don’t get caught up in the hype and forget to do what is needed to make smart decisions when buying a home.
As a Realtor that has sold hundreds of homes I’ve had each home I have personally bought scoped. I suggest you do it too.