When it comes time to purchase a house, a home inspection is quite important. It’s important to know the condition of the property that you’re purchasing. One of the first steps to take is for you to have seen the house and get an idea whether the house is in good condition or it needs some help. You should also have a professional to go through the house for usually an hour or two where they show the details of what’s wrong with the house and from there, you’ll really know what’s going on with the property that you’re purchasing. Then, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on whether this house is for you. You might be able to negotiate some repairs with the seller, but even if that’s not the case you can make the decision on whether you should continue taking steps to purchase the home or if you need to go on to another house that does not require so many repairs. It is entirely up to you in these situations and the amount of dedication you are willing to put into making renovations and repairs. If a house needs a lot of work and the seller does not want to pay for them, this provides you with an opportunity to negotiate the price of the house to something more realistic in regards to all of the work that will need to be done to make the house safe and livable.
If you are working with a realtor to find a house, they can help you determine what negotiations can and should be made in regards to the price of the house as a result of what the home inspector says about the house’s condition at the time of inspection.
Juan C. Velasco, Esq. is a trusted attorney who has been serving the New Jersey area for over 25 years. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel, please contact Velasco Law Office and we will be happy to assist you.