When you buy an Albuquerque home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you would be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. Though it is impossible for a home inspector to find everything that is wrong or could potentially go wrong, home inspections are an important part of buying your home. Before you hire an Albuquerque home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.
- What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for examples of previous home inspection reports so you can see exactly what they will check inside the Albuquerque home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they may pay particular attention to it.
- What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a week of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.
- Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.
As your real estate agent, your Q Realty Real Estate Broker will guide you through the home buying process. Let us help you find your new Albuquerque home today.
- Home inspection – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_inspection
- American Society of Home Inspectors. – http://www.ashi.org/
- Easy household repairs. – http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/5-home-repairs-you-should-do-yourself.htm
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