Fix The Big Stuff And Don’t Sweat The Little Stuff
When buying a home whether it be new or resale, you will want to have a home inspection done to determine if there are any problems with the home that need to be repaired. What you ask the seller to repair depends on the nature of the repairs and the disposition of the home buyer. Some repairs are minor and have no structural or mechanical implications and some buyers are completely fine with accepting the house with them. Some buyers would actually prefer to make any changes themselves after they move in to their Clayton NC home.
Items On A Clayton NC Home Inspection Report
A home inspector will provide a report to the buyer and it is normally divided into the main sections of the house.
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Roof & Attic
- Insulation & Ventilation
- Kitchen Appliances
Major Repairs Will Need To Be Taken Care Of
Obviously if there are structural or foundation issues these are a big concern and would have to be repaired or the damage could be such that the buyers terminate the contract. These do crop up from time to time but are fairly uncommon. A lot depends on the age of the home, so for example a 20 year old house with the original roof, heating & air unit and appliances is a lot different than a 20 year old house where the roof was replaced with in the last few years, a new AC unit and new appliances were installed and the price of the home should reflect this. Not every Clayton NC seller has the means to do major repairs on the home and depending on the loan the buyer is getting the bank will want the major repairs completed.
After A Home Inspection What Can You Ask The Seller To Fix?
The short answer is that you can ask the seller to repair anything but they are not obliged to and normal wear and tear items of a cosmetic nature or minor repairs that can easily be fixed are probably best left off the repair request. I recently saw a home inspection on one of my listings where the inspector noted the sink stoppers should be replaced!! Stick with the major items if there are any, plumbing, electrical or anything of a safety concern should be addressed.
If you have any concerns or questions about having a home inspection done I might be able to help and I can certainly recommend Home Inspectors, in the Clayton, NC area to do inspections on your new home.