Determine Your Next Steps After the Report
There are a few choices for you once you have the report. You can buy the home the way it is, ask the seller to fix the issues, or you can decide not to buy the home.
If you want the seller to fix the repairs, you can negotiate with them. In some states there are laws that say the seller has to fix them, so you may want to check your state laws first. For more significant issues like electrical or plumbing, you’re better off trying to negotiate for the seller to pay for those because of their high price. Smaller issues you could save for yourself.
If the inspection report isn’t looking that good, you may decide to not buy the house. As we mentioned earlier, there is usually an “out” for you within your contract, just make sure that it is written in a way that allows you to look elsewhere if you need.
No matter what results from your inspection, the inspection is important and hopefully not too stressful. With your home inspection report, you should hopefully have peace of mind because you know the important details about the home you are buying.