INSPECTION FINDINGS THAT MAY CHANGE YOUR DECISION TO BUY
Any smart home buyer will get the home thoroughly inspected by a certified inspector prior to fully committing to purchasing a home. Inspections are able to identify issues with the home that may have gone unnoticed during the initial viewing of the home. No house is ever truly perfect, all homes have an issue here or there. Oftentimes, these issues are minor. But major problems or a series of several issues could cause you to rethink your decision to purchase.
ARE PROBLEMS NORMAL?
Yes! Absolutely. Even new construction homes will have a list of things found wrong with it. Home inspection reports will include cosmetic, structural, infrastructure and potential problems. Be sure to hire a professional inspector who does a thorough inspection. Some inspectors will only look for certain things and fail to inspect others. Have a discussion with your inspector and ask them for a list of what they look for at their inspections. Get quotes from multiple inspectors to ensure you are getting the best deal possible for the best work possible.
AFTER THE INSPECTION
Once you have received and reviewed the inspection report, go over it with your Realtor. They can help clarify what home issues are major and which ones are minor. For most repairs, you can simply ask the seller to have them repair it before closing or for a credit. In most cases, sellers are fine with providing the buyer with a credit for repairs. This is only for more serious issues. Cosmetic repairs like a stain on the carpet, rusty mailbox, or other easy to fix repairs will more often be the responsibility of the buyer.
SHOULD YOU WALK AWAY?
Serious problems with the structural integrity of the home or problems that post a health/safety threat should not be taken lightly. In fact, it may not even be worth renegotiating with the seller to have these issues rectified. Serious issues like this can be very expensive and your lender may even deny you the loan if you choose to proceed with the home. Ask for advice from your Realtor. They can guide you through deciding which repairs to ignore, which repairs to request a credit for, and which repairs are not worth tackling.
To learn more about home inspections, Call us, the Connie Cabral Group, today at 305.776.0899 or send an email to Connie@ConnieCabral.com
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