How to Handle a San Diego Home Inspection

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How should you handle a home inspection as a buyer in San Diego? Let’s say that the seller has just gotten an inspection done on their home. How should you proceed from there?

Well, if there are certain repairs to be made, I suggest that you ask for additional closing costs instead of asking for the repairs to be performed. However, if there are major repairs, you should ask the seller to fix them or you should negotiate for them to be performed. You could pay for parts of the repairs, or you could ask for additional closing costs.

Another way around repairs is to ask for a price reduction on the home. This would work if there are a lot of repairs adding up to be in the thousands of dollars.

Deals often fall apart after inspections due to poor negotiating.

If you’re using a government loan, you should be aware that there are certain things that must be included with the home. Water heaters must have dual straps, and carbon monoxide detectors must be installed. There are some other things that need to be included for FHA loans, but feel free to ask me about them later.

You’ll need the help of a real estate professional in order to negotiate repairs and closing costs for you. Deals often fall apart after inspections due to poor negotiating, but I don’t want that to happen to you.

I look forward to continuing this conversation with you!

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