Top 3 Home Inspectors in Albuquerque, NM

Porch Pro Headshot Top Inspectors
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"Josiah was wonderful! Truly the best! He really impressed me with all the knowledge he had and how thorough he was on the report and appreciate him going over what he was doing. Highly recommend him again!"
1501 Sunset View Cir, Apopka, FL
Porch Pro Headshot Blue Door Home Inspections LLC
Welcome to Blue Door Home Inspections LLC. Our Inter-NATCHI certified, insured home inspectors' mission is to provide high quality home inspections for Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and its surrounding areas.  Think of Blue Door’s home inspection process as a physical examination of the property to determi...Read more about Blue Door Home Inspections LLC
1805 32nd St SE, Rio Rancho, NM
Porch Pro Headshot Van's Home Inspection
Van's Home Inspection is a full service residential home company serving the greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe area. Our only inspector is myself Kevin VanWicklin so you will only get the best. I have over 35 years experience as a home carpenter and contractor. I've also done nearly 200 ASHI approved...Read more about Van's Home Inspection
Serves Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Porch Pro Headshot Inspections Plus Inc
Home Inspectors
4382 Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Inspections Plus is a home inspection specialist in Albuquerque. They provide electrical inspection, home inspection, roofing inspection and more.
4382 Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM
Inspections Plus is a home inspection specialist in Albuquerque. They provide electrical inspection, home inspection, roofing inspection and more.
Porch Pro Headshot Fully Involved Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
2816 Charleston St NE, Albuquerque, NM
With over ten years of Fire and EMS service to the public, no other company can offer the thoroughness we can provide. Make sure your next home inspector is a firefighter.
2816 Charleston St NE, Albuquerque, NM
With over ten years of Fire and EMS service to the public, no other company can offer the thoroughness we can provide. Make sure your next home inspector is a firefighter.
Porch Pro Headshot Defined Electric
Home Inspectors
PO Box 12394, Albuquerque, NM
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PO Box 12394, Albuquerque, NM
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Porch Pro Headshot A-1 Inspectors Services, LLC
Home Inspectors
1360 Mira Ct SE, Rio Rancho, NM
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1360 Mira Ct SE, Rio Rancho, NM
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Porch Pro Headshot The House Doctor
Home Inspectors
Serves Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Serves Albuquerque, New Mexico

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Albuquerque Home Inspectors

350165

Josiah Hammond did a good job he answer all my questions and He was extremely thorough and sent the report on time.

- Brandon Engleman
353541

The inspection was awesome! I'm really happy with the service they provided.

- Naiomi Brown
345772

Red or Green is an amazing company, I'm super happy with the results and I would definitely use them again.

- Rebecca Veazey
351307

The inspector did a great job. He answered all of our questions and doubts we had. Very profesional, thorough and knowledgeable. Excelente job.

- Cody Cravens
345174

Red or Green Inspections, LLC. did amazing it was my first inspection and they did a great job.

- Manuel Lucero
339793

josiah was amazing i will be sure to recommend him for sure i am very happy with his work and report

- Nathan Duran
340055

TJ Dawes did a great job with the inspection very details

- Mary Jane Robertson
352185

1st attempt / No answer / Postponed / left voicemail

- Jason Holt
347461

The report was user friendly, I'm really happy I used Red or Green. All of the information they provided was thorough and detailed.

- Shinichiro Kakita
344680

nicholas provided a 5 star experience all around i will be sure to use him again if i have to

- Julia and chris Gardner
348294

Josiah Hammond was fantastic he was very thorough and efficient took the time to explain the report in full detail overall very satisfied with the inspection.

- Pradeep R Kathi & Nikhila Thammineni
346871

Josiah was great, he was thorough and professional.

- Michael Platero

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Home Inspection
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I'm flexible
Purpose
bracing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
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Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
No
Specific services
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Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
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2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
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Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
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Specific services
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Albuquerque 87123
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
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Reason for inspection
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Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
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Albuquerque 87121
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Flat
Type of roof
I'm not sure
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
One floor
Albuquerque 87112
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roofing project type
Inspect a roof
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
Two floors
Rio Rancho 87124
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
0-10 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
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Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Home improvement
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Albuquerque 87121
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
No
Number of stories tall
One floor
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Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
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