Usually, only items in the first category should be of any great concern, and very few such items are real “deal-breakers”. Often a serious problem can be corrected quickly and inexpensively by a qualified contractor to protect both life and your property investment.
Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during a pre-purchase home inspection. Please realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report, but most of the time such items can be addressed by a selling price adjustment or a give-back at the closing. Your agent will be the best judge of what, if any, action should be taken and will negotiate the best deal for you.
Remember- no home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don’t kill your deal, or stress out over issues without keeping the big picture in mind. There are few defects found in a home that cannot be fixed- what matters is how those repairs fit within your budget and any expectations you have for your new home. On the other hand, it is always wise to be aware of as much as you can before you find yourself legally (and financially) committed.
Schedule a pre-purchase home inspection with one of our home inspectors today in Longmont, CO.