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What to Do When You Get Bad Home Inspection Results

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As we all know, a home inspection is really important for buyers and sellers as well. As for the buyers, it helps them know about the condition of the property they are interested in and for the seller, it helps them know about the faults in their house which they can fix before putting their house on sale. So, in the end, home inspection has something for everybody. 

As a homeowner, who gets his house inspected if the home inspection report comes out to be bad, it is a warning sign that you should not let slide. Whenever a bad report comes out, it puts the seller in a tough spot where they usually don’t understand what to do next. Keeping that in mind, we have brought you an article, which can help you with dealing with the bad home inspection report

What is a Home Inspection?

It really needs to know all about Home Inspection first to understand how the home inspection report works. A home inspection is an examination that is conducted by an authorized home inspector during which he inspects the house which is placed up available. Home Inspectors are typically employed by the party who is aiming to purchase a property and needs to understand the condition of the property and check whether or not they are investing within the right property or not. A home examination isn't solely regarding the examination of home structure however alternative things are included additionally. Here’s the listing of the items that are enclosed in a home inspection:

  • Attic
  • Foundation
  • Garage
  • Heating System
  • Cooling system
  • Ceiling
  • Roof
  • Basement
  • Doors & Windows
  • Wall
  • Basement
  • Electrical board/ Main Switch
  • Interior Plumbing
  • Structural parts

What to do with Bad Home Inspection Report?

Firstly, do not panic in such a situation and have a word with your home agent and ask for their advice. Also, remember you don’t have to agree on everything which is written on the home inspection report. If there are a few things that you do not wish to repair or replace you can skip them. Bear in mind that the price of the home will be negotiated according to the condition of the house, the more major defaults there are, the less the buyer party will give. 

There are a few things which you can do after getting a bad home inspection report, which are:

  • Make the repairs: Do all the repairs and replacement which are mentioned in the home inspection report.
  • Sell as-is and lower the sale price: If you don’t want to bother yourself with the repairs, sell as it is 
  • Offer a one-year home warranty: Buyers need assurity. Give them a year warranty so that they could trust you and don’t back out

Again, it’s definitely up to you, how you want to proceed with this situation. Just hire a reliable home inspector in FortWorth to get your home inspected.

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