It has been an amazing season with more sales & home inspections requests then any other time since I have lived here in the Los Cabos Area. The homes have run the gamut from small inexpensive condos to the most expensive and luxurious homes. And for me it still hasn’t slowed down yet, let’s hope it doesn’t. Also I have begun to get several inspection requests to La Paz & Todos Santos and to the East Cape & Los Barriles where before I would receive maybe 1 or 2 requests every 2 – 3 months. So it seems that sales have been great all up & down the Cape. Because of the amount of sales & home inspection requests it seems to make sense that maybe the time for the home inspection contingency should be longer up to 10 – 15 days.
On both new sales & resale homes I have begun to see problems because the home was not ready for an inspection. Water & Electricity were shut off and the propane tank was empty, so please make sure that all utilities are turned on before requesting a home inspection it will not only make my inspection go quicker but will not delay the sale of your property.
To all you Agents out there please make sure there is propane in the tank, even a $100 pesos would be enough to test all gas appliances & pool heaters. Also another problem has arisen in regards to the inspection of propane tanks. It has been brought to my attention that a few of the Gas Companies here in Cabo have begun to refuse to fill tanks that are older than 10 years old even if they appear to be in good condition. Therefore I will be reporting on the date of the tank if the tag is readable.
By Gary Kaufman of Los Cabos Home Inspections. Contact him at 6241425592 office/fax, 6241802948 cell,
www.loscaboshomeinspections.com. Gary performs home inspections for all of your real estate needs.