Start with finding a local inspector and a pest inspector, they will go over the house and report back to you on the results. Most lenders will require a pest inspection unless the house is new construction. Lyons Realty recommends getting every house inspected.
Determine what other inspections you may want, common ones include foundation, hydro-static and radon testing. This is also the time to setup any other inspections that you wish to have.
Hydrostatic testing is a hot topic these days and Lyons Realty wants to give you as much information as we can so you can make the best decision when purchasing or selling a home. The attached letter from the City of Amarillo dated May 4 2015 is a overview of the City of Amarillo’s position on the test.
Lyons Realty recommends getting all inspections when purchasing a home including this one, if you are not sure about this test please contact a trusted plumber or talk to your home inspector.
Ok now lets start looking at which Home Warranty you would like to go with, warranty’s can be purchased by either buyer or seller and can be a great help for those bad situations. Look over the plans and let your agent know which one you would like to go with.
Home Warranties provide a little extra peace of mind when buying a Home. Home Warranties are a little like a extended warranty on your Car, in most cases if something goes wrong they are going to be able to subsidize the cost of the repair. Here are some of the companies that are in the area. There may be more Home Warranty companies, these are just the companies that have introduced themselves to us.