When I was out in Lexington the other day, while walking back to my car, I spotted this house that clearly was having some issues. Was the house sad to be negelected and abandoned?
I wondered about the people that had lived there or actually owned the house. How would you let small leaks or general maintenance get so out of hand that it ruins your house?
I know that there isn't a day that goes by that I am not repairing of tweaking something around my home. Isn't this the pride of ownership?
I knew that the day I bought my first home I was going to make it better than I found it.
It always amazes me as I show houses to clients that homeowners don't repair some of the simple stuff that gets caught up in a home inspection. It could jeopardize the sale of the home.
Negotiating repairs before a closing can be tricky. If both parties can't agree deals fall apart.
Not every homeowner will do repairs after the buyers have a home inspection and request repairs.
Our contracts state... "The buyer understands that the inspector's report is not a repair list." Instead it may be a heads up on what you may need to repair yourself after you purchase the home.
No house is perfect but it can be perfect for you and your family.
Don't let small repair stuff get in the way of owning a nice home.
Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.
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