After you get your home inspection report back, it is time to start negotiating. You know that you can’t ask for everything because you may push the sellers too far. However, there are some things that you just can’t skip.
Here are some repairs that need to be fixed.
Major issues. Any major plumbing problems need to be addressed, or you could be looking at thousands of dollars in water damage. The roof also needs to be in good condition, or you may find water and mold in the home. Structural problems are also essential. The foundation of the home is very important.
Faulty or outdated wiring. Electricity is another part of the home inspection that you can’t skip over. You can’t buy a home that you are worried about your own safety, either due to a fire or being shocked.
Systems that keep the house running. Your hot water heater and heating and cooling systems need to be working properly.
Mold. Not only is the word scary, but mold can be dangerous to your health. You can’t buy a home that has mold in it because that is simply not safe. That being said, mold is there for a reason and that needs to be fixed too. You may be looking at damage to the roof or pipes, along with poor air circulation.
Drainage problems. Any time that water lays in a yard, it needs to be taken care of. Otherwise, you may be dealing with the consequences in the future. Rain water, without a way out, can just lay against your home and cause all kinds of water damage.
Though you may want your new home, no matter what, there are some things that should be non-negotiable. You need to have a safe place to live, so it is important to make sure that the plumbing and electrical work is up to code. You also need to make sure that your home is structurally sound, and the water has a way to get out of your yard!
All the best,