of other problems, and it is hard to estimate how much it will cost, walk away. Consider the pros and cons carefully, and listen to your real estate team’s advice. They are usually more experienced and may explain to you the advantages and disadvantages better than anyone else. Also, listen to your own gut. If the doubts and uncertainties are too anxiety-provoking, it might be better to turn it down and start over.
CAN INSPECTIONS AFFECT THE HOUSE VALUE?
The short answer is “Yes, they can,” but don’t count on it too much. Thinking of the inspection period as another chance to revisit price isn’t a good strategy. It’s not often that the house inspection greatly affects the sale price. That has generally been negotiated prior to the inspection and the inspection is used to validate the home’s apparent condition. The role of the home inspection is to protect the buyer from inheriting major issues along with his purchase. Home appraisal, on the other hand, ensures a lender does not pay more than they should. During the appraisal, the appraiser determines the market value of the house based on its square footage, the number of rooms, bathrooms, size of the outside territory, and the garage. The appraiser uses analytic data based on home features, comparable sales (“comps”) in the area, and other pricing factors to set a value, or market price, and makes his summary based on complex mathematical calculations. Home inspections focus on home conditions. If those conditions aren’t obvious, the home appraiser won’t factor them into the market price of the home. For example, a tilted facade and moldy basement are highly noticeable, and will be reflected in the
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