Almost everyone knows that a home inspection is important, and something you shouldn’t skip over when you’re looking at homes to buy. In most cases, the process is pretty smooth and leaves you, the buyer, with well-deserved peace of mind. But what if there is indeed a problem found during the home inspection?
The home inspector will provide you with a report when the inspection is complete, and any problems will be detailed there. A great place to start is by obtaining a few contractor bids to see how much these problems would cost to fix.
As a buyer, you then have two options. You can ask that the sellers fix the problems before you buy, or you can ask them to reduce the sale price of the home by the amount it will cost you to fix the problems yourself after you purchase the house.
Your real estate agent can also help you decide how to handle any issues that arise during a home inspection.