How Can Home Inspections Protect You When Buying in Albuquerque?
Once you make an offer on a house, how does the repair process work? This is a commonly asked question, and an important one to know the answer to when searching for the right home.
When buying a home, we highly recommend getting as many home inspections as you like. These include a full home inspection, termite and dry-rot inspections, duct inspections, and structural inspections, among others. Generally, we recommend at least getting a full home inspection to make sure you get a general overview of major components, like the plumbing, electrical, roof, and appliances.
The full home inspection is going to uncover things that might be safety issues, major code violations, or minor things like a missing light bulb or a small leak underneath the sink. We have inspections to alert you to potential issues with the house, let you know thing that you might have to deal with in the future, and to point out major issues that we can ask the seller to fix.
Not every seller can afford to fix every issue that we find, but we will ask them to. Once we’ve made an offer, we do an inspection period; once the inspection reports come back, we write out on the Objections form the most important items for the seller to fix in order to continue with the purchase. When we think about things we need to request, they are usually going to be things we weren’t aware of, or things we expected to make when we made the offer.
Sometimes, if the buyer is getting a really great purchase price, we may agree to do no repairs. Often, we are not going to get every item repaired; usually only the big things found by the home inspection are addressed, such as a major leak, furnace issues, or roof maintenance. If for some reason there are too many issues and the seller cannot fix the ones requested, the agreement can always be canceled without repercussions for the buyer.
If you have any questions about the inspection process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible!