inspection gone awry, a low home appraisal, or failure on the buyer’s end to obtain financing.
However, it’s easy for buyers to avoid these potential pitfalls and ensure the deal goes through if they are aware and prepared, and if they’ve secured the services of a good agent to make sure all the bases are covered so you’re not left in such a disappointing and heartbreaking situation. First, the home inspection. If major physical damage is revealed during the home inspection, the deal could be called off. This shouldn’t be all that surprising, however. If a home is considered structurally unsound or unsafe to live in, then there’s a good chance the deal won’t move forward, and the purchase will fall through. Low home appraisals also occur, and can be deal breakers, just like a poor home inspection report or damage noticed. If your target home’s appraisal is low, the lender will not give you a home loan to purchase it. To avoid financing becoming an issue as a last-minute deal breaker, please ensure you have been pre-approved for a mortgage, and for the appropriate amount (if you work with me, I’ll make sure you are). You might be surprised at how many applications are rejected during the mortgage approval process. Wait to get your finances in order before you apply for a loan, and then wait again to be pre-approved before you go off searching for homes, finding the perfect one, making an offer, etc. — only to have the deal go through because you didn’t end up qualifying for the loan after you’ve gotten yourself emotionally invested in a
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